Church makes donation to wildlife group

Rev Gavin Hume (second left), minister of St Andrew's Church, Benton, with his fundraising parishioners. Picture by Fiona Dryden.
Rev Gavin Hume (second left), minister of St Andrew's Church, Benton, with his fundraising parishioners. Picture by Fiona Dryden.

A North Tyneside church has helped raise hundreds of pounds for a wildlife group.

St Andrew’s Church, in Benton, donated £225 to Northumberland Wildlife Trust following a fundraising coffee morning.

The Methodist & United Reformed Church, led by Rev Gavin Hume, chose the Trust as stallholders were looking to support a local environmental charity.

Mike Pratt, the trust’s chief executive, said: “I am delighted with the support we have received from the St Andrew’s parishioners and am heartened by their support for the environment and their plans to make the church a green place to worship.

“They are a great example of the Trust’s philosophy that if we all do a little bit for wildlife in our daily lives, it stands a better chance of survival.”

“Needless to say the money raised will be put to very good use as we work tirelessly to protect the wildlife in the region.”