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1 August 2014
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Speaking Up For The Silent Earth

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Shaping stories to safeguard God’s earth. That was the aim of a recent training day held by A Rocha UK. About 40 people represented […]

1 August 2014
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Prayer Makes The News

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Storm Petrels in Portugal, a new nature reserve in Suffolk, an award-winning church in Manchester and a creation care scheme in Nigeria are all […]

1 August 2014
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Community Leaders Back Wolf Fields

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community leaders back wolf fieldsA peer, a principal and a priest have joined growing numbers of West Londoners backing A Rocha UK’s bid to turn a former Southall drug den into public gardens.

Labour’s Shadow Business, Innovation and Skills Spokesperson Lord Tony Young, who chairs Norwood Green Residents’ Association, Wolf Fields Primary School head Sharanjit Gata-Aura and St Mary’s Church Rector Rev Jeff Payne endorsed the charity’s plans to transform the three-acre wasteland known as Wolf Fields into community space.

They cut the ribbon on 13th July for the scheme’s open day (pictured). One of the special guests described the event as ‘a unifying message to all our local communities’.

Together they supported A Rocha UK Conservation Director Andy Lester and Environmental Education Officer David Melville as a team led an action-packed programme.

1 August 2014
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TV Shows Promote Preservation

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Wildlife programmes create conservationists. That’s the message from birdwatching guru Dominic Couzens in the latest edition of A Rocha UK’s magazine Root & Branch. […]

2 July 2014
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Strong Start To Foxearth Appeal

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A deluge of donations has dropped on the doormat at A Rocha UK since the launch of the Foxearth appeal. ‘But there’s still a way to go to set up our own nature reserve,’ said CEO Mairi Johnstone.

‘So far it’s one of the best appeals ever,’ Mairi explained. ‘We’re genuinely humbled by the response – especially against a backdrop of a challenging financial climate.’

The appeal was launched at the end of May, to raise funds for what is set to become A Rocha UK’s first ever nature reserve. Generous donations were received within the first few weeks, along with messages of support such as:

– ‘we do hope this goes well, it sounds very exciting’;

– ‘so excited to hear about Foxearth’;

– ‘Foxearth…fabulous place!’

After reading all the emails and letters from supporters, Mairi expressed her delight at the response so far for funds to buy what she called an ‘amazing’ piece of land. ‘It’s quite clear that people have responded because they absolutely believe in the vision,’ she explained.

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