Sunday 14th September 2014: WOW

Nearly 1,000 visitors flocked to Pikelow Farm in Marton for Macclesfield RSPB Local Group’s WOW event, raising over £5,500 for The RSPB.

The Wildlife and Outdoor World Extravaganza showcased lots of stalls, crafts and activities all with a countryside and wildlife theme.

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Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers ran a number of games for visitors including ‘Flip a Frog’, ‘Hook a Duck ’and a Coconut Shy. Fantastic face painting and brilliant balloon modelling added to the wonderful atmosphere.

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With the focus on the RSPB’s ‘Giving Nature a Home’ campaign it was only natural that visiting youngsters would be encouraged to make nestboxes, bug homes and wildflower seed bombs to take home. The group also made a wildlife garden to showcase how, even in the smallest of spaces, you can provide a little room for nature to survive and thrive. Highlights included the ‘Bug Block’, a ‘Welly Garden’ and a Twig Tower.

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Visitors included the Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Cheshire East, Councillor Mrs. Hilda Gaddum, who formally opened the event accompanied by the Deputy Mayoress, Mrs. Jane Gaddum, our local MP, Mr David Rutley and RSPB Regional Director for Northern England, Mr Peter Robertson.

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Our WOW event simply wouldn’t have been possible without lots of hard work from all our volunteers -they really should be commended for providing such a busy and interesting day for visitors. Thank you to everyone who helped with our preparations and running activities on the day.

 

The RSPB would like to thank David and Ann Taylor for providing the venue, Pikelow Farm, free of charge for this event.

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