GIRL guides in the area have raised nearly £17,000 for the RSPB over the last 18 months by taking part in a new partnership.

The two organisations worked together on Rustle, Bustle and Squeak, where badges are awarded for getting involved in a range of activities helping wildlife and the RSPB.

More than 20,000 girls have taken part, helping give nature a home and having fun on RSPB reserves.

Nikki Marks, project manager for the RSPB in the south west said they were delighted with how successful the partnership has been.

She said: “As well as buying badges and attending activities, girls of all ages have been bustling around fundraising for the RSPB in lots of different ways, from sponsored ‘wiggle walks’ to colouring competitions.

“Their support will help us to continue our vital work in the region.”

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