Moto in the Community formed a new partnership this week when a cheque for £20,000 was presented to The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to help fund a project in Slough.
The donation comes directly from Moto Hospitality’s income from carrier bag sales during 2016. This is the second donation from this source following funding made to the Woodland Trust in April.
The £20,000 grant will enable The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to create a new ‘Pocket Park’ at Temple Wood, as part of their wider Transforming Slough community project.
Located close to Moto sites Beaconsfield and Heston, the park area borders a dense deprived urban area and has issues with extreme litter and anti-social behaviour. The regeneration of the area will:
– Restore a local, neglected wetland
– Improve accessibility through a restored walking trail and new bridge
– Engage the community with their local environment
– Create a number of small wetlands including dragonfly pools providing visitors with an opportunity to see dragonflies and a range of water life
Brian Larkin, Chairman of Moto in the Community said:
“It is wonderful for our trust to be part of such a worthwhile project and be working in partnership with The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Regenerating this area for the community will help reduce flooding, improve water quality and most importantly provide a place rich in wildlife for people to enjoy and learn.”