It may have been a wet weekend in Bridgend but the weather didn’t stop a delivery of Tesco colleagues to The Wildlife Trust’s Parc Slip nature reserve in Bridgend, for a day of volunteering.
Colleagues from the Tesco stores on Cowbridge Road and Brewery Lane gave up their weekend to help The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales with its conservation efforts for Lapwing – a farmland bird that has suffered significant declines in recent years.
The group worked alongside The Wildlife Trust’s conservation officer, Rose, to help improve and extend the Lapwing’s habitat before the birds’ expected return this week. The improvements are hoping to encourage more breeding pairs.
Tesco also donated £3,460 to The Wildlife Trust that will fund a second 4 by 2 meter raft that will float in the centre of the Northern Wetland pond at Parc Slip. This will provide the Lapwing with another secure place to nest away from land-based predators.
Barry Greenwood, local marketing manager for Tesco Stores Ltd, comments: “Our colleagues had a great day at The Parc Slip Nature Reserve despite the weather. I hope that their efforts on the day combined with the nesting raft, will help the Trust achieve their objectives for the Lapwing breeding programme.
“Our help is part of wider initiative to support local charities, organisations and groups in Bridgend and Swansea. We’re happy to be supporting an organisation that provides such an amazing space enjoyed by so many.”
Parc Slip nature reserve houses a variety of habitats for over 1,000 different wildlife species across its 300 acres in Bridgend.
Rebecca Vincent, marketing, communications & legacy fundraising officer for The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the support that we’ve receive from Tesco for our Lapwing Raft Project. Their donation of time and funds will make a significant difference to the safe spaces available at Parc Slip for the Lapwing to raise their chicks. We’d like to extend a big thank you to Tesco for all that they have done in assisting us to make this project a success.”