Wildlife trust gets Lotto cash

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SHEFFIELD and Rotherham Wildlife Trust is among dozens of community organisations celebrating cash windfalls from the Big Lottery Fund.

The money was dished out to projects which aim to bring communities together and reduce isolation. A total of 44 groups regionwide are sharing over £387,000.

Sheffield Wildlife Trust will use £6,400 to train volunteers in dry stone walling, hedge laying, planting and fencing.

In Rotherham, Apna Haq Ltd will use £8,610 to bring together people of different backgrounds to create a mosaic on a derelict wall.

In Barnsley, High View Primary Learning Centre has been awarded £9,460 to buy video conferencing equipment so pupils from different schools can communicate with each other. Participants will also take part in an overnight trip to learn about each other’s cultural, racial and religious differences.