Charity launches Wolseley Centre appeal

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is aiming to raise at least £50,000 as part of its plans to redevelop its Wolseley Centre headquarters and make it an even more amazing place for people to discover, enjoy and learn about Staffordshire’s wonderful wildlife.

The charity has been looking after wildlife and wild places across the county for 50 years this year and is asking people to dig deep to donate to the appeal.

Since opening in 2003, the centre, near Rugeley, has welcomed over one million visitors who have been able to get close to wildlife at Wolseley.

After three years of planning, fundraising and construction, the Trust is very close to the end of an ambitious journey to transform the centre by creating a new café, visitor centre and learning hub to help the people enjoy their visit even more.

James Dennison, Head of Fundraising at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “Our Wolseley Centre headquarters is a special place, and we are now very close to the end of an ambitious journey to transform the centre and make it an even better place to visit.   We’re created a new café and visitor centre which will be opening very soon.

“Thanks to the efforts of our fundraisers we’ve been able to secure most of the money towards the work through grants and donations including a legacy gift from a wonderful lady, but we still need to raise at least £50,000.

“We're really grateful for all the support we've had so far, but need one last push to secure the additional funds we need.”

Anyone interested in donating to the appeal can do so here

This year is the Trust’s 50th anniversary. To find out more about it and other events taking place during the year, head to