Co-op calendar will raise money for Cambs wildlife sites

NATURE lovers can help support a Paxton Pits Nature Reserve by buying Anglia Co-operative’s 2013 calendar.

It’s raising money for local wildlife projects – including Paxton Pits and Wildlife Watch Clubs in Hinchingbrooke and Ramsey Heights.

Anglia Co-operative deputy chief executive Andy Simpson said: “The calendar is part of our commitment to raise �100,000 in 2013 for the benefit of the communities we serve.”

Ray Matthews, chairman of the Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, said: “The support that we are getting from the wildlife calendar is allowing us to build a public dragonfly viewing platform beside a lovely sunny pond close to the start our main nature trail.”

And Caroline Prout, corporate partnerships manager for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Some of the money raised will be supporting local Wildlife Trust Watch Clubs. They help kids get closer to wildlife by providing hands-on practical activities from bug hunting and pond dipping to bat detecting and den building.”

The 12 images in the calendar were all taken by amateur photographers and were among the 1,275 entries received in Anglia Co-operative’s photographic competition.

The calendar goes on sale on Monday, November 12, price �3.99, at the Anglia Co-operative foodstores in Ramsey, Sawtry, St Ives and Eaton Socon. You can also buy it at