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2012-09-26 06:22:53

SWINDON, England, September 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has revealed that parents need more support to make the outdoors a part of everyday family life to avoid rearing a generation completely cut off from the natural world. The Natural Childhood Inquiry - which sought submissions from experts and the public on the barriers and the solutions for children's connection with nature - found that children's love of nature is best started in the home. The...

2012-08-14 06:26:06

SWINDON, England, August 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced it is recruiting a group of advisors made up entirely of children to provide advice on how to get more of the nation's kids outdoors. The idea follows the charity's recent Natural Childhood Report and 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 campaign, and shows the Trust stepping up its game in encouraging children to explore the outdoors and get closer to nature. The National Trust is...

2012-07-03 02:21:45

SWINDON, England, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has launched a GBP1.2 million fundraising appeal in a bid to secure the long-term future of the world famous White Cliffs of Dover in Kent. The appeal is the charity's biggest ever coastal fundraiser and will help ensure that public access to the White Cliffs can be improved for future generations to enjoy. It will also mean that this much-loved stretch of Kent coastline can be cared for in a way...

2012-07-02 06:25:49

SWINDON, England, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rare plants from National Trust gardens across the country will be propagated at a new Plant Conservation Centre that will improve the way one of the most important plant collections in the UK is cared for. Opened by international plantsman Roy Lancaster, the new 2.5 acre facility at a secret East Devon location will bring together plant propagation facilities, plant collection management expertise and facilities for training...

2012-05-28 06:20:34

SWINDON, England, May 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced the six winners of the first ever Octavia Hill Awards at a special ceremony in London A prolific drystone waller, an intrepid volunteer youth worker and famous TV walker were among the green heroes celebrated by the National Trust [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk ]. The awards are named after Trust founder and social reformer Octavia Hill who died in 1912. They are being run in...

2012-05-14 06:23:36

SWINDON, England, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has launched a new amateur photography competition called 'Your Space' which is set to celebrate green spaces and the life of National Trust founder Octavia Hill. Run in conjunction with National Trust Magazine, the competition will run from May until August and asks people to capture what green spaces mean to them. Four internationally-acclaimed photographers, Mary McCartney, Joe Cornish, Arnhel de...

2012-04-13 02:21:22

SWINDON, England, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage sofa-bound children to take to the outdoors and enjoy classic adventures from skimming stones to building dens. The '50 Things To Do Before You're 113/4 [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50things ]' initiative is in response to a report commissioned by the National Trust which highlighted research that fewer than one in ten children regularly play in wild...

2011-11-01 06:23:00

SWINDON, England, November 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Trust members gathered in Nottingham's Royal Concert Hall for the Annual General Meeting. Cliodhna Giltinan and Frank Allais, along with their daughters Bo (aged six) and Eve (aged eight), were welcomed by Director-General Fiona Reynolds and Chairman Simon Jenkins and received life membership, in celebration of becoming the four millionth family member. Cliodhna is a teacher from Dublin and Frank is a...

2011-10-05 11:20:00

SWINDON, England, October 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-two food and drink producers from across England and Wales are celebrating after winning a prestigious Fine Farm Produce Award from the National Trust. The awards, now in their sixth year, celebrate the breadth and quality of produce grown, reared or made on land owned or managed by the National Trust, including tenant farms, orchards...

2011-05-16 14:44:00

SWINDON, England, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that over 500,000 pounds has been donated just one month after it launched an appeal to secure the future of one of Snowdonia's most precious landscapes. The campaign to raise 1 million pounds to secure Llyndy Isaf was given an extra boost as Welsh Hollywood actress Catherine Zeta Jones declared her support: "The National Trust plays a key role in protecting and managing the Welsh countryside, the beauty and...