20.11.14

A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…

A volunteer who works on the Hastings Wild Things project at RSPCA Mallydams has won a national award for team work.

 

Penny Haselfoot, who lives in Pett in East Sussex, received the Team Working Award from Natural England under their Access to Nature Volunteer awards at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Tuesday 19 November. Television presenter of the BBC Countryfile programme, John Craven, gave out the awards.

 

Penny has been volunteering at the wildlife centre since 2008. She … Continue reading…

10.05.13

Our pioneering scheme which uses wildlife and the great outdoors to improve the lives of disadvantaged young parents has won an award.

The ‘Hastings Wild Things’ project, under serious funding threat, is based at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre and aims to boost the prospects of local families through a range of activities at its woodland nature reserve.

Last week the scheme won the Junior Section Environmental Achievement award at the SPARK awards, run by East Sussex Council for … Continue reading…