British Airways and Heathrow Airport to fund London Wildlife Trust nature project

British Airways and Heathrow Airport have partnered with the London Wildlife Trust to help protect five nature reserves and two country parks in Hillingdon, West London.

The ‘Connecting with Nature in Hillingdon’ project will help protect and enhance seven areas of natural interest in the borough – including Minet Country Park, Cranford Country Park, Huckerby’s Meadows, Yeading Brook Meadows, Ten Acre Wood, Gutteridge Woods, and Ickenham Marsh.

London Wildlife Trust head of conservation Richard Barnes said the new partnership will enable the trust to build upon its 40-year investment in Hillingdon with a “more ambitious programme of capital works”, with the volunteering and engagement activities delivering a “step change” in connecting communities with the sites.


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“At British Airways, we’re incredibly proud of our BA Better World Community Fund, which over the last year has supported more than 170 charities and organisations across the UK,” said British Airways’ head of community investment and responsible business Mary Brew.

“We’re looking forward to seeing Connecting with Nature in Hillingdon deliver its programme of community engagement activities and volunteering opportunities across the borough,” she continued.

Heathrow Airport’s communities and sustainability director Becky Coffin said: “We are delighted to support the launch of Connecting with Nature in Hillingdon, helping to protect some of the borough’s most important wildlife sites and allowing the community to reconnect and play their own role in their conservation.”

“Helping projects like this is exactly what our Giving Back Programme is all about, helping to make this area a great place to live and work.”

Lead image credit: Penny Dixie

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