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Wakefield-based Kingston Unity Friendly Society has teamed up with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to highlight the importance of protecting and preserving local wildlife.

The Friendly Society, working alongside the trust will attend volunteering days to assist in safeguarding and recording wildlife, through its newly launched initiative, Kingston Community.

Kingston Community aims to strengthen links with Kingston Unity members and get involved in grass root activities in their various localities. Volunteering with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is just one element of a growing partnership between the two organisations.

As part of the relationship, members of Kingston Unity will be able to obtain half price family membership with the trust.

Membership includes a book listing about all the reserves, quarterly magazines for adults and children and a membership card allowing free entry into over 100 reserves across Yorkshire and the other 46 wildlife trust throughout the UK.

Membership also includes reduced price entry in to lots of events and sessions held by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust throughout the year.

Kate Wright, direct channel manager at Kingston Unity, said: “We’re so pleased to be partnering with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We both believe strongly in helping support the local community and protecting it for generations to come, so it felt a natural fit.

“We’re hoping our members get involved as much as possible, enjoy the outdoors and support the trust.”

Julie Smith, corporate development officer at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust said: “Through teaming up with Kingston Unity we hope to see its members getting involved in looking after wildlife. It is great fun for all the family as well as educational. We’re glad to have Kingston Unity on board and hope to see many new faces.”

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a local charity working to protect and conserve Yorkshire’s wild places and wildlife for all to enjoy. YWT top reserves to visit in Yorkshire include Spurn Nature Reserve, Staveley Nature Reserve, Potteric Carr, Stirley Farm and Flamborough Cliffs.

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