27th Oct, 2016

A taste of log lobbing and a chance to help wildlife

Aaron Wise 9th Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VOLUNTEERS at a popular Pershore nature reserve are on the search for residents to join their log lobbers team.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT) is hosting a free taster session in Tiddesley Woods on Sunday, October 21, where Vale residents can lend a hand in filling bags, trailers and cars with pre-cut logs and woodchips for the general public.

The series of log sale events will begin on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 and will run throughout the autumn and winter to raise vital funds for WWT.

Harry Green, organiser of the log sales, said: “Our local supporter group has been organising and running monthly sales at Tiddesley Wood for almost 20 years now.

“We’re always in need of extra pairs of hands, so have organised the taster session for people to come along and try it out.

“We’re a friendly bunch and like to have a laugh while we’re selling logs. Getting involved provides the perfect opportunity to get some fresh air and keep fit, as well as help the wildlife right on our doorstep.

“I can’t deny that logging lobs into bags and trailers is hard work, but it really does keep you toasty on frosty winter mornings and when the last car has driven away, there’s nothing quite like relaxing with a cuppa.”

The taster session will run from 9.30am to 1pm and log sales to the general public will run monthly from 10am to 1pm.

Participants should wear stout footwear and scruffy clothes.

Call Scott Dallow on 01905 754919 to book a place or visit www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk for more information on the Trust.