Help for Heroes and Yorkshire Yaks

Thursday, January 31st 2019

Working on the current wetland restoration project for Coxon Brothers happens to be Adam, founder of Yorkshire Yaks fundraisers. He is truly inspirational having survived a rare form of cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei. You can read more about his story and fundraising activities on his Facebook page. As you can see he is in fine fettle now! Work on this habitat is making excellent progress and is helped by the low temperatures (-6.5 this morning) as the frozen ground is easier to track along in diggers and dumper trucks.

Continuing to clear brash was another group of heroes, this time from Help for Heroes who worked all day to burn the pine branches. Our sincere thanks go to this team for giving up their time to lend a hand with this gigantic task.


(2) Comments:

Brian Morgan responded on 1st Feb 2019 with...

What a wonderful location and a fantastic place the Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve is and what fabulous work being done by all the volunteers, as a member of the group from Phoenix House Help for Heroes it was a great way to spend some time in the fresh air helping out with this project.  I certainly had no problems sleeping last night 😂 Thank you for the tea/coffee and lovely jacket potato’s .

John Westwater responded on 1st Feb 2019 with...

It was a great day out in the woods. Silence with the occasional visitor overhead from RAF Leeming. It will be good to come back and see how much the wildlife returns after it’s fully cleared.


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