Hundreds wowed at RSPB’s nature event
ALMOST 1,000 visitors flocked to a farm to be wowed by nature and help raise funds for charity.
Nature lovers came together at Pikelow Farm inMarton forMacclesfield RSPB’s Wildlife and Outdoor World Extravaganza.
The event showcased countr yside-inspired stalls, crafts and activities, and RSPB’s youth group Macclesfield Wildlife Explorers ran a number of games for visitors, including face painting and balloon modelling, which helped raise more than £5,500 for the RSPB.
Youngsters were also encouraged to make nest boxes, bug homes and wildflower seed bombs to take home. The group also made a wildlife garden to showcase how, even in the smallest of spaces, you can provide a little room for nature to survive and thrive.
Tina Hanak, Wildlife Explorer leader, said: “This event has been a wonderful opportunity for fami- lies to learn about and connect with nature. It simply wouldn’t have been possible without lots of hard work from all our volunteers.”
Visitors included Deputy Mayor of Cheshire East, Coun Hilda Gaddum, who formally opened the event, and Macclesfield MP David Rutley.
Clockwise from top left: MP David Rutley joins staff; Youngsters enjoy the day Pictures: David Tolliday