Egger backs red squirrel campaign
Last updated at 09:42, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
EGGER UK has pledged its support for a three-year campaign to save the red squirrel.
The Hexham company, which has its own squirrel monitoring point at its premises on Anick Grange Road, has joined forces with the Red Squirrel Survival Trust (RSST) as it looks at more scientific ways of monitoring and researching squirrel populations in Northumberland.
Egger has stepped in with cash to help fund the first year of the programme and is now encouraging other local businesses to follow suit.
RSST needs to raise £60,000 a year - £180,000 in total - to fund the campaign.
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First published at 09:41, Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1950Friday, December 15, 1950....
THREE watercolour paintings donated by Queen Mary were auctioned off to raise money for a new Darby and Joan club in Hexham.
A site had already been bought, but a further £6,000 was needed to run the club for the elderly.
The auction, opened by Viscountess Allendale, saw the paintings raise over £8 for the fund.