Wildlife trust secures funding

Wild About Worthing project officer Tom Simpson
Wild About Worthing project officer Tom Simpson

WILD About Worthing is the first community project led by the Sussex Wildlife Trust in West Sussex thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Project officer Tom Simpson will be leading sessions for wildlife rangers (12-16-year-olds), youth rangers (17-25-year-olds) and a host of other activities for older residents and families, including a gardening for wildlife competition and family activities on the beach.

He will be blogging regularly about his work in the town and encouraging local people to look for seven key species – mermaid’s purse, brimstone butterflies, bumblebees, slow worms, stag beetles, swifts and hedgehogs.

Worthing youth rangers meet at Worthing College, Sanditon Way, on Wednesdays.

For more information about joining one of Tom’s ‘Wild About Worthing’ community activities, visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildaboutworthing or contact Tom directly on thomassimpson@sussexwt.org.uk or 07825 797521.