The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire. Their vision is for a Yorkshire that is abundant in wildlife, with more people having a genuine and meaningful connection with nature. As we’re Gold Members of YWT, we support them both financially, and by getting our hands dirty and completing practical projects within our local community.

On Thursday 13th April, we took part in a Wild Work Day with YWT and sent a team of volunteers into Leeds to complete work at Wyke Beck Valley, Killingbeck Fields.

Our team worked hard to create a new path to encourage the people of Leeds to get off the pavements and into the green spaces of the city. This new path was constructed entirely from materials in Wyke Beck Valley.

We also spent time completing a council initiative ‘Litter Free Leeds’, where we clearer litter from the fields and local pond.

The team managed to fill up a bag of litter each, recover a shopping trolley, three car tyres and a childs electric car, helping restore the natural beauty to Killingbeck Fields.

We’d like to say thank you to Sarah and Penny from YWT for their help and guidance on the day, and a big thanks to the team of volunteers from Symphony!

We’re looking forward to supporting our local wildlife again at our next YWT workday.

To follow our progress with YWT, visit our website and social media pages.