A group of Northumberland girls enjoyed being nature detectives for the day thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

We teamed up with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, who also receive support from lottery players, to organise the bug hunt at Northumberlandia.

The girls, aged between 11 and 18 belong to Your Future Matters – a mentoring project for young people run by us in the Prudhoe area of Tynedale and the Blyth area of South East Northumberland.

Staff from Northumberland Wildlife Trust helped the group find different species of dragonfly, spiders, woodlice and other insect life.

Your Future Matters Project at Northumberlandia

Our Your Future Matters co-ordinator, Rebecca George, said : “The girls had a fantastic day. We had a picnic, went mini-beast hunting and the girls did some den building.”

Children North East is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, and the Your Future Matters project additionally received funding from the Government’s Tampon Tax. 

The Northumberlandia event was arranged in advance of a major partnership funding application by Children North East and the Wildlife Trusts to the Dream Fund to establish an eco-therapy support service for children and young people.

For more information about our Your Future Matters Project visit our Young Victims of Crime Support page.