Conservation charity to feature on BBC Countryfile this Sunday

Millions of people will find out more about some of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s work in Stoke-on-Trent when the charity features on BBC Countryfile this Sunday.

The Trust has been working with the production team at BBC Countryfile, which is watched by around eight million people each week, over the past few months, with filming taking place towards the end of August.

The crew and presenters, Matt Baker and Margherita Taylor, came to look at some of the Trust’s work in Stoke-on-Trent which will be featured on the show on Sunday on BBC One at 6pm.

The coverage included the team looking at the River Trent river restoration work at the Victoria Ground site as part of the SUNRISE (Stoke and Urban Newcastle Rediscovering Its Secret Environments) project. The team also spent time at one of the Trust’s Wildlings sessions for youngsters at Hem Heath Woods.

Jon Owen, Press and Social Media Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We were so pleased that the team at BBC Countryfile were interested in our work, and wanted to come and cover our projects for the show.

“It’s a hugely popular family show and should help spread the word far and wide about our charity.

“Matt and Margherita were great to work with, so professional and welcoming, and we’re looking forward to seeing the show on television this Sunday.”

BBC Countryfile ‘Stoke-on Trent’ edition airs this Sunday at 6pm on BBC One.