A new charity has been launched this summer to support the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. 

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust was launched in June at Strumble Head lighthouse.  This newly registered charity sits well alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority (PCNPA) however, it is an entirely independent body.  The Trust has board of six trustees which includes two PCNPA Members.

The aims of the Trust are to promote conserve and protect the environment, educate people about the special qualities and benefits of nature and the outdoors.  The Trust is committed to supporting the best projects delivered by the best people and informed by the PCNPA Management Plan, local communities, environmental and heritage experts.  The trustees are committed to raising funds to support and deliver a number of projects and activities with partners in Pembrokeshire. 

Their current campaign, Make More Meadows, has been developed from the shocking UK conservation statistic that 95% of our wildflower meadows in the last 75 years have been lost, meaning there are fewer special places for flowers, bees and other wildlife to grow, live and thrive. The Trust wants to help change this, before it’s too late!  After setting up a crowdfunding page, they have raised over £3,000 but there is still a way to go to reach their target of £10,000.  This money will help protect and restore existing established meadows as well as encouraging landowners to create new ones.

The Trust are looking to fundraise from a variety of sources including trusts and foundations, corporate sponsorship, individual donations and legacy giving.

If you would like to hear more about the Trust and the projects they are aiming to fund, you can find the information on their website www.pembrokeshirecoasttrust.wales where you can also donate to the Trust. You can also text ‘MOREMEADOWS’ to 70085 to donate £5 to the appeal. 

For additional information you can also contact, Jess Morgan on 01646 624808.