Generosity of Wirral People helping Thursaston Common

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Photo Credit: Philip Neagle, Ranger at Cheshire and Wirral Countryside at the National Trust

In June 2016, Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings began their bag for life campaign with the National Trust to help protect one of Wirral’s most iconic wild places, Thurstaston Common.

Karl Tatler have since been encouraging the Wirral public to make a suggested donation of £1 in exchange for an environmentally friendly Karl Tatler bag for life and over £450 has been donated to date, making a tangible difference to the Thurstaston Common heathlands.

Jon Twigg, National Trust Cheshire and Wirral Countryside Area Ranger, said “Wirral people have hearts of gold and they have proved it once again through their generosity towards Thurstaston Common. We’re so grateful for their support and are already using their donations to ensure more people can enjoy this special place.”

The generous donations of the Wirral public through the Karl Tatler bag for life scheme has helped create new paths through particularly boggy areas of Thurstaston Common, and a new 30 metre section of all-weather disabled access path. Phil Neagle, National Trust Ranger, explains. “The path is already being used by visitors with motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters and they’re thrilled with it as it allows them to access a much larger area of the site, and to bypass a particularly steep muddy bank. All visitors will benefit from better paths, but this has removed a major barrier to people with disabilities who can now more fully enjoy this special place and its wildlife.”

To pick up your own Karl Tatler bag for life simply call in to your local Karl Tatler branch, make a donation and collect your environmentally friendly Karl Tatler bag for life. Every £1 raised enables approximately five centimetres of path to be created – it would be wonderful to raise enough money to continue to extend and improve the path network at Thurstaston Common over the coming years.