Monster help for the Mendip Hills Fund

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Mendip Hills AONB staff and YetiThe Mendip Snowsport Centre and their Yeti are now helping the Mendip Hills Fund that gives grants to help local projects. Visitors making an online booking can make a 1% donation that goes into the fund.

The Mendip Snowsport Centre, Churchill, appreciate the spectacular landscape of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that they are based in and want to help protect the area. By helping their visitors contribute a small amount onto their online bill they are boosting the Mendip Hills Fund.

The Mendip Hills Fund distributes grants to projects that benefit the environment, community and economy of the area. Over the last two years the fund has distributed £12,000 to projects such as forest schools, visits for a mental health charity to farms and facilities to help more groups go caving. The fund raises all its income from businesses and events that bring people in to the area.

Jim Hardcastle, manager of the Mendip Hills AONB, said, ‘We’re delighted to have our friends at Mendip Activity Centre help the fund that helps the hills. We love that people come to the area for adventure and fun. Now they know that they are contributing to the protection of this nationally important area as well.’

Dave Eddins, Director of Mendip Activity Centre said, ‘The Mendip Hills are our office. Our business relies on our environment and our environment relies on us. We take real pride in this responsibility and it inspires everything we do.’

Mendip Activity Centre www.mendipoutdoorpursuits.co.uk for snow, rock and water based adventure.

IMAGE: L to R Sarah Catling, Mendip Hills AONB Unit, Yeti, Jim Hardcastle, Mendip Hills AONB Unit