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Castle Rock Brewery becomes Wildlife Trust’s first city based Champion of Sherwood.

Thursday 27th November

Castle Rock Brewery becomes Wildlife Trust’s first city based Champion of Sherwood.

 Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, the county’s locally based conservation charity, has named Castle Rock Brewery as the first city based business to be made a ‘Champion of Sherwood’.


The Wildlife Trust is running a five-year campaign to raise awareness of the need to restore Sherwood Forest and raise funds for conservation work across the forest landscape. The charity has presented Castle Rock Brewery with a special Champions of Sherwood certificate in recognition of the company’s support for its work, and commitment to helping raise awareness of the need to restore Sherwood Forest. The presentation was made at an event held at the brewery to showcase the Wildlife Trust’s new campaign to other companies. The event coincided with the availability of Sherwood Oak, the latest beer in the brewery’s ‘natural selection’ series created to raise funds and awareness for the charity.


Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s head of communications, Erin McDaid said: “We decided to make Castle Rock our first Nottingham based ‘Champion of Sherwood’ because of the long-standing financial support for our work and their commitment to working with us to promote the need to conserve and restore Sherwood Forest. The timing of the brewing of Sherwood Oak was also perfect for our launch event for local businesses.”


In response to Castle Rock Brewery being made a Champion of Sherwood, managing director Colin Wilde said: “We are delighted to have been made Champions of Sherwood in recognition of our support for the work of the Wildlife Trust. We are looking forward to building on our long-term partnership with the Trust by supporting its campaign to raise awareness of the value of the Forest and to raise funds for its restoration.”


In addition to generating funds and awareness the Wildlife Trust is using the Champions of Sherwood programme to recognise efforts of companies, individuals and organisations who are directly supporting its efforts to restore and reconnect Sherwood Forest habitats such as heathland and grassland. Money raised through the programme will fund the management of existing nature reserves as well as new conservation and education initiatives.


Find out how you or your company or organisation can become a Champion of Sherwood at




Notes for Editors

1. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, a registered charity, manages over 70 Nature Reserves throughout the county of Nottinghamshire. It advises local authorities, community groups and landowners on nature conservation issues, and makes a major input into decision-making on planning matters and other issues. For more information please see our website:

2. The Trust is part of a nation-wide network of local Trusts which work to protect wildlife in town and country - The Wildlife Trusts. The Wildlife Trusts now boast almost 800,000.

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