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Co-op Members can fund Worsbrough Family Trail

Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust has been chosen as one of the Co-op Local Community Fund charities to inspire families to explore the outdoors.

The local community fund is a way that Co-op members and shoppers at the stores within 15 miles of Worsbrough Mill can directly support local communities. Every time Co-op members shop, 1% of what they spend goes into the fund.

What it means for Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust, if chosen, a new family trail would be created at Worsbrough Country Park providing a safe and free opportunity for people and families to enjoy all the park has to offer.

Worsbrough Mill and Country Park is a 17th century working water mill set in 240 acres of beautiful parkland. Each year thousands of people visit this tranquil setting which is a haven for wildlife within its 60 acre reservoir. The working water mill still produces thousands of tons of organic flour, porridge oats and muesli each year by using traditional methods.

The family trail idea was developed by feedback from visitors and in response the charity would like to encourage families to spend more time together, outside in the fresh air, where they can have fun, play and learn together.

The trail will animate ways of how visitors could identify animals, habitats and wildlife through the seasons. It will also offer opportunities for family activities in the park, games to play and how to spot and identify wildlife on the doorstep throughout the year. The trail will also be available to download from the website or pick up at Worsbrough Mill.

The Learning Service Team from Barnsley Museums would help to develop the idea and they will also involve local families and children in its design.

How can you help? As a member of the Co-op who shop within the local area, you can sign into your Co-op membership and choose the Worsbrough Family Trail as the charity you wish to support. You can support the trail by following this link https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/7478/

Over the last six months the Co-op has already helped thousands of charities just like the Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust, together we can make a real difference.

Find out more by visiting the Co-op memberships website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/7478/ and don’t forget to choose the Worsbrough Family Trail next time you shop.