This year at Nottingham’s Light Night, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s youth team, Keeping It Wild hosted a WILD silent disco.
The silent disco had over 500 people listening to nocturnal wildlife sounds and dancing in the street to the nature inspired soundtrack. The team aimed to spread the word about #NottinghamforNature, a unique campaign between Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, political partners and young people across the city to drive to make positive changes for wildlife in Nottingham’s urban centre to create a wilder future.
£250 in donations were raised on the night which will be used by the team to manage the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Woodthorpe Meadow in the city. Our Provincial Charity Committee made a generous donation to support the work of our youth team and of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Kevin Hyland, from the Provincial Charity Committee, decided to see the Keeping It Wild team in action and came along to the silent disco to present the Keeping It Wild team with a cheque for £1000.
Laura Bacon, Audience Development Officer (Youth and Community) at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust said, “It was great that Kevin could come to meet the youth team in action and on such a fun night with thousands of people joining in Light Night and the silent disco.” Laura continued, “We are delighted that The Provincial Lodge Charity Fund have donated to be helping to engage these young people and to make a difference for nature within the city.”
For more information about Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts youth team, ‘Keeping It Wild’, visit www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/discover-and-learn/keeping-it-wild