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Friends of the Heath holding a cheque from Equilibrium

Dozens of Cheshire families enjoyed a day of craft workshops and face painting, with time for a nature walk and a treasure hunt too, at ‘Nature on The Heath’, an event supported by Equilibrium at the weekend. The event, organised by volunteer group Friends of The Heath and held on Knutsford Heath, was part funded by Equilibrium after its application to our Community Scheme Scheme.

The free event was officially opened by the Town Mayor and ran from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. It aimed to raise environmental awareness of The Heath as both a place for outdoor activity and as a nature reserve. Nature-based activities on the day included the opportunity for families to make nest boxes, model butterflies and twig art as well as take part in a scavenger hunt and nature walk.

Speaking about the event, Kevin Griffiths, Committee Member at Friends of The Heath, said:

It’s fantastic that Equilibrium awarded us such a generous grant, which provided the important funding for us to promote and run our 'Nature on The Heath' event. The event gave families across the area to opportunity to enjoy a great day on Knutsford Heath and we’re really pleased to say the whole event was a great success. It was important to us to highlight the ecological value of this special green space, which is of great benefit to the community. We wanted the day to be both enjoyable and educational too. That’s why we tied a nature theme into our event, to help highlight the importance of enjoying and preserving The Heath.

The event also played host to like-minded local causes including Cheshire Wildlife Trust, Lower Moss Wood Educational Nature Reserve & Wildlife Hospital, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust and Cycle Knutsford.

Applications for the next round of the Knutsford Community Scheme are now open and close on the Sunday 18 September. For further information and to apply visit click here