Gosforth Nature Reserve Appeal 2021

Can you help bring a child closer to nature?
We just need £10,000 to reach our target.

Children love to experience nature and your donation helps provide a fully equipped Nature Learning Centre at Gosforth Nature Reserve, so schools and charities can visit in all seasons and all weathers.

With your help we can reach our target of £10,000.  We have already secured £120k from the North East Local Enterprise partnership and grant-making trusts.

With your donation, volunteers can open the doors by Autumn 2021, providing young people with a dry warm space, with a loo, to learn about nature on their doorstep. This means they can stay at Gosforth Nature Reserve for longer.

The more young people understand the natural world, the more chance we have to protect North East nature.

Rubio, 14, with twin brother Lus enjoyed learning about wildlife at Gosforth Nature Reserve

Please donate what you can

£5, £10, £20, or choose your amount. Every little really does help.

Alternatively, you can donate by:

  • Sending a cheque payable to the “Natural History Society of Northumbria” to NHSN, GNM: Hancock, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE2 4PT
  • Cash or card when visiting Gosforth Nature Reserve.

If you already Gift Aid your membership, then any donation you make will also be eligible for Gift Aid. This means that your donation will be worth an extra 20% to us at no cost to you. If you do not already Gift Aid your membership but would like to do so, then please let us know. You can also download a gift aid form.

When we went to Gosforth Nature Reserve it made me feel so calm. I loved seeing the birds and wildlife. It will make a big, massive difference to have a warm space to have lunch in away from the bugs and mean can spend more time there as if I can relax and go to the toilet, I won’t feel I have to rush to leave. I will be so happy to go back there and spend time watching the animals. It is a calm, beautiful place.

Rubio, age 14
Knop Law Primary School at GNR © NHSN

Help bring a child closer to nature

Your donation today will make a big difference at Gosforth Nature Reserve, helping inspire more young people to protect the natural world.

Whether you can give a little or a lot, every penny helps. Please support our Gosforth Nature Reserve Appeal today to brighten the lives of young people across the North East.