Radnorshire Wildlife Trust launches fundraiser


Radnorshire Wildlife Trust (RWT) has launched a fundraiser to help improve their reserve at Gilfach.

The Gilfach Appeal aims to raise £50,000 to improve the visitor centre at Gilfach NR. If the target is reached then this will enable vital work to be carried out to make the centre warmer, more energy efficient and a more usable space for visitors, volunteers, and staff to enjoy year-round. The improvements will also help RWT to reduce the organisations own environmental and carbon footprint, working towards achieving Net Zero targets by 2030.

Dipper is one of the many species found at Gilfach (John Walker).

Ben Porter, Ambassador for Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, said: "Supporting the Appeal for Gilfach Nature Reserve will enable it to be such a great space for training, to share skills, and to be able to use the visitor centre all through the year.

"This is such an incredible reserve. It's one of the first places in Radnorshire that I ever spent time in, just exploring the natural world and seeing the amazing array of habitats and wildlife that you get there."

Purchased by Radnorshire Wildlife Trust in 1988, Gilfach Nature Reserve is nestled in the Marteg Valley, in the heart of rural Mid Wales. The reserve boasts an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, being well known among birders for Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Dipper and Common Cuckoo.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the website: www.rwtwales.org/appeals/gilfach-appeal.