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British Gypsum support underlines long-term relationship at much loved Bluebell Wood

Wednesday 25th April

British Gypsum support underlines long-term relationship at much loved Bluebell Wood

British Gypsum support underlines long-term relationship at much loved Bluebell Wood

Staff from British Gypsum’s HQ in East Leake recently visited Bunny Old Wood West, just outside the village of Bunny, Nottinghamshire, to review a new information panel created to help enhance the experience of thousands of visitors to the reserve.

The panel has been funded by British Gypsum as part of the company’s ongoing support for the work of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust which manages the woodland - famed for its spectacular displays of bluebells and which will be open for its Annual Bluebell Open Day this coming Sunday (29th April).

The company’s links with the Trust stretch back over 30 years to the donation of the wood to the charity in 1985. British Gypsum is now a member of the charity’s Wildlife Guardians corporate partnership programme and, in addition to providing funding to support the Trust’s conservation activities, staff from the company regularly lend a hand with tasks at the reserve – with the next volunteer day planned for May 11th.

Speaking about the company’s support, Wildlife Trust Head of Communications Erin McDaid said: “We’re delighted that British Gypsum has funded the production of the new information board and at the same time, renewed their longstanding corporate partnership with the Trust. The information panel was something that was much needed and our local volunteers were very keen to have an up-to-date panel and map to help visitors find their way around. It’s always a delight to welcome members of the team to the wood because of the long history of engagement – the backing of more companies like British Gypsum would really help us invest more in important nature reserves such as Bunny Old Wood.

British Gypsum’s Head of Environment & Compliance, Heidi Barnard, was keen for her company to renew its partnership with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and fund the new information board; commenting: “Bunny Old Wood is a real gem of natural beauty and is practically on our doorstep. Many of our employees and their families value the ancient woodland and look forward to visiting to see the beautiful bluebells and wildflowers which cover the nature reserve each spring.  By supporting Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust we are able to give back to the local community, and help in a tangible way with management of the nature reserve on our team volunteer days”.

Anyone wishing to enjoy the bluebells is welcome to visit the wood between 10.30am and 4pm on Sunday April 29th. There will be guided walks at 11am and 2pm as well as a scavenger hunt for children.

For further details about the event visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/nature-reserves/bunny-old-wood-west

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