Black Country Bugle

Take a walk on the wild side and raise cash


BETWEEN Saturday 22 and Sunday 30 October, the Birmingham and Black County Wildlife Trust are holding their fourth annual walking fundraiser.

The trust has organised a series of expert-led guided walks all over Birmingham and the Black Country as well as a family-friendly orienteeri­ng event at Sutton Park to round off the week. Individual and group challenges are also being encouraged, and keen walkers can register to take part to receive sponsorshi­p forms as well as a link to set up a Justgiving page.

Emma Thompson, Head of Fundraisin­g and Communicat­ion at Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust said; “We have ambitious goals for nature’s recovery and inspiring meaningful connection­s to nature, so this fundraiser is a great opportunit­y for passionate nature lovers to get involved.

“Wild Walk Week is for anyone and everyone and our webpage has lots of ideas on how to get involved from the 3km per day hedgehog challenge to the epic 500-mile group relay challenge! Huge thanks to our sponsors IM Properties and the support from City of Birmingham Orienteeri­ng Club for helping us make this challenge our biggest yet.”

To take part visit bbcwildlif­ Wildwalkwe­ek to register for your free fundraisin­g pack, find inspiratio­n for your routes and challenges, book a guided walk or book tickets to the orienteeri­ng challenge and find out how to set up a sponsorshi­p page.

Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust has been working for nature’s recovery for more than 40 years, for a wilder Birmingham and Black Country with more green and wild spaces where nature thrives, and where everyone has an equal opportunit­y to access nature in their daily lives. For more informatio­n log on at bbcwildlif­

 ?? ?? A wild badger (Ben Birchall/pa Wire)
A wild badger (Ben Birchall/pa Wire)

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