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Generosity of Wirral people helping to make sure Thurstaston Common can be enjoyed by everyone

In June 2016 we began our Karl Tatler bag for life campaign with the National Trust with a view to helping protect one of Wirral’s most iconic wild places, Thurstaston Common.

We have since been encouraging the Wirral public to make a suggested donation of £1 in exchange for an environmentally friendly Karl Tatler bag for life. We are delighted that the generous people of Wirral have kindly donated over £450 to date, making a tangible difference to the Thurstaston Common heathlands. Jon Twigg, National Trust Cheshire and Wirral Countryside Area Ranger, said “Wirral people have hearts of gold and they have proved it once again through their generosity towards Thurstaston Common. We’re so grateful for their support and are already using their donations to ensure more people can enjoy this special place.”

Photo shows National Trust Cheshire and Wirral Countryside Area Ranger, Jon Twigg, and Karl Tatler with the Karl Tatler bag for life.

The generous donations of the Wirral public through the Karl Tatler bag for life scheme have helped create new paths through particularly boggy areas of Thurstaston Common, and a new 30 metre section of all-weather disabled access path, as Phil Neagle, National Trust Ranger, explains. “The path is already being used by visitors with motorised wheelchairs and trampers and they’re thrilled with it as it allows them to access a much larger area of the site, and to bypass a particularly steep muddy bank. All visitors will benefit from better paths, but this has removed a major barrier to people with disabilities who can now more fully enjoy this special place and its wildlife.”

Karl Tatler added: “We are delighted, though not surprised, by the generosity of the Wirral public with our bag for life donations. To make such a tangible difference to the preservation of the Thurstaston Common heathlands, and to make it more accessible to so many people, is very rewarding.”

“We are proud of the difference we have made so far, and will continue to make a difference throughout 2017 and beyond.”

It’s easy to pick up your own Karl Tatler bag for life, please call in to your local Karl Tatler branch, make a donation and collect your environmentally friendly Karl Tatler bag for life. Every £1 raised enables approximately five centimetres of path to be created – it would be wonderful to raise enough money to continue to extend and improve the path network at Thurstaston Common over the coming years. 

To find out more about our Karl Tatler bag for life campaign, and for more information about the special wildlife to look out for on Thurstaston Common, visit our dedicated bag for life page.

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