On Sunday, one of the local projects close to our hearts will get the chance to showcase its fantastic work on national television. BBC1’s Countryfile visited the Create For Nature project in Cheshire, which Kenny Waste Management has been supporting. We wrote about Create for Nature’s innovative approach to sustainable fundraising in our blog last month. It’s a truly original way of diverting wood waste from landfill! Sam Salisbury from Cheshire Wildlife Trust came up with a creative way to raise money: making and selling bespoke wooden furniture made from waste products. The Trust converted an old cattle shed in Bickley Hall Farm, and there was soon a team of volunteer furniture makers in place. They create the most beautiful, unique furniture which is sold through Etsy.
Sam approached us as a potential partner who could supply the team with unwanted wood. We were delighted to hear about such a novel way of repurposing waste, and delivered our first load of Grade A+ wood in January.
The project has been about creating communities as well as raising funds, bringing together local students, retired people, and simply anyone looking for an unusual new interest. Ellie Harrison from Countryfile visited the workshops, and met some of the volunteer furniture makers.
We think the Create For Nature story is truly inspiring, and we’re really looking forward to watching Ellie and the Cheshire team this Sunday!