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Millie Marotta joins the Wild About Woodlands appeal

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Bestselling illustrator Millie Marotta has teamed up with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust to launch a fundraising campaign to help plant and protect 1,000 trees. The Wild About Woodlands appeal is hoping to raise £10,000 to create new woodland corridors across the National Park, to enable wildlife to grow and thrive.

Millie, who lives in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, has always had a strong connection to nature and wildlife – a source of endless inspiration and the theme at the heart of her popular colouring books. In her latest book Millie Marotta’s Woodland Wild (Batsford), Millie celebrates the glorious wildlife found in the world’s woodlands, at a time when many of them face increasing environmental threats. By joining forces with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust, she hopes to highlight the importance of woodlands, not only globally, but also on a local scale. She said:

‘I’m thrilled to be supporting the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust’s Wild About Woodlands appeal. As our woodlands here in Pembrokeshire, across the UK and the rest of the world face increasing environmental threats, it’s important that we try to do whatever we can to protect these rich habitats and safeguard a future for our wildlife. What better way to get involved than helping enable wildlife to grow and thrive right here at home in Pembrokeshire.’

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You can help woodlands too

Every donation big or small will help make a difference. And as a way of saying thank you, everyone who donates will receive an exclusive colouring sheet by Millie Marotta.

WHY WOODLANDS?

From woods to hedge banks, coastal valleys to orchards and fields, our trees are under threat and we need more of them in our landscape. From Hazel to Oak, Willow to Mountain Ash these trees provide homes, food, protection and connections for the wildlife around us. Trees also play a vital role is offsetting our carbon and the detrimental impact that we as humans have had on our precious landscape.

HOW WILL MY DONATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

  • A donation of £5 could help pay for a new tree to be planted and help care for it.
  • A donation of £16 could help pay for a metre of new hedgerow with protective fencing to create new homes for wildlife.
  • A donation of £100 could help pay for 100m2 of new woodland.

By supporting the Wild About Woodlands Appeal today, you’ll be helping to plant and protect an additional 1,000 trees across the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Read more about the appeal and donate here.