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Ystradgynlais volunteers given money by Keep Wales Tidy

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: December 17, 2012

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VOLUNTEERS from the Swansea Valley rolled up their sleeves to give wildlife a helping hand, after receiving vouchers from a Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) campaign.

Penrhos Allotment Association were given £200 by the environmental organisation to help with biodiversity projects during its Have a Wild Weekend campaign.

Funded by the Welsh Government, CCW and Homebase, the aim of the weekend was to help improve biodiversity and encourage groups to create new wildlife habitats.

KWT saw more than 190 successful applications for funding.

The Lluest, Ystradgynlais volunteers bought plants and compost, and during the Wild Weekend dug holes around boundary fences and planted an array of flowers, plants and shrubs.

Lesley Jones, chief executive of KWT, said: "I am delighted that so many groups across Wales got involved and did something wonderful for wildlife."

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