The Wildwood Trust is thrilled to have received a donation from the lady members of the Ridge Golf Club, near Maidstone, Kent.
The ladies, led by their captain Ann Watts, chose Wildwood as their charity and visited the wildlife park and conservation charity near Canterbury, Kent, to learn more about the conservation work done by the trust before organising a range of novel ways to raise money.
Ann Watts said "Fundraising took many forms, there was a charity bunker on the course during the summer and £1 was collected every time a player landed in that bunker. We held raffles and tombolas and devised Wildwood-themed activities such as "Name the Wolf" and "Where did the Red Squirrel bury his nuts?"
The ladies hard work paid off, with an amazing £1,100 raised for the trust.
"We are thrilled with this amazing donation; the ladies have really pulled out all the stops to raise funds for our conservation work. The money will greatly contribute towards our work to save British Wildlife." commented Beth Flowers, Wildwood's Fund Raising Manager.
Ann Watts said, "I had no hesitation in selecting the Wildwood Trust as my chosen charity. I have previous experience of working with the Trust and wanted others to see the fantastic work that they do for British wildlife. I also wanted to support a small, local charity."
The donation was presented by Ann and some of the other lady members of the club to Steve Kirk and Claire Wright of Wildwood and will be used to support the trust's conservation projects to save threatened British animals such as the water vole and red squirrel.