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2 November 2015
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Sound ideas are shared for Advent

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Christians across Britain can plug into podcasts from a specially themed Advent calendar that mixes Christmas with conservation. A Rocha UK’s online service Hope […]

2 November 2015
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Your donations doubled – for free!

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wolf fields rejoice 2Your donations to A Rocha UK have been doubled – at no extra cost to you.

Supporters who took part in The Childhood Trust Christmas Give at The Big Give – the country’s biggest online match funding campaign – have raised nearly £16,000.

Such generous giving will enable even more children to benefit from A Rocha UK’s education programme at its West London nature reserve Wolf Fields.

‘You did it!’ said chair of trustees Steve Hughes. ‘From all of us at A Rocha UK – thank you! This will boost our primary school events – encouraging more children to discover wildflowers, explore ponds and other habitats.’

2 November 2015
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Winners back Wolf Fields

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wolf fields harvest 4It’s more than ‘harvest’ for A Rocha UK’s urban nature reserve Wolf Fields. It’s ‘boom time’ – as the project wins support from not just the community, but also a peer of the realm, schools, scouts and an award-winning garden centre.

Surrey-based Crocus Nursery – who’ve scooped more than 20 gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show over the years – are supplying materials for the sensory garden at the three-acre site in West London.

Scouts in nearby Uxbridge are raising funds for the project. Labour peer Lord Tony Young of Norwood Green attended a recent harvest celebration to boost the work. And local schools are supporting the scheme, too.

19 October 2015
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Top campaigner to lead A Rocha UK

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anyd atkins square 3Prominent eco-campaigner Andy Atkins has been selected to lead A Rocha UK. His appointment has drawn messages of support from leading figures in church and voluntary sectors.

Andy (pictured) has been described as ‘one of the leading environmentalists’ by former Bishop of Liverpool Rt Rev James Jones, who chaired the independent panel on the Hillsborough disaster. ‘He’ll lead not only A Rocha UK – but also the whole Church – to a new level of action towards the earthing of heaven,’ said the bishop.

Aged 55, Andy Atkins most recently led environmental charity Friends of The Earth for seven years, championing nature restoration and bold action on climate change. He previously worked with Catholic international development charities CAFOD and Progressio, before crossing denominational boundaries to set up Tearfund’s policy and campaigns work. He was a founder of the 2005 Make Poverty History campaign.

A key motivation has been his personal Christian faith. The British born son of missionary parents, Andy spent his childhood in northern Australia. ‘I grew up in a beautiful tropical environment alongside racism and other injustice,’ he said. ‘At an early age I realised God cared about these things and thought I’d better do something about it!’

7 October 2015
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Ranger boosts research at Foxearth

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Pioneering conservation work has stepped up a gear at Foxearth – A Rocha UK’s nature reserve on the Suffolk-Essex border – with the recent […]

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