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Raising a toast with Nyetimber to help nature flourish

A fundraising partnership to help wildlife, educational and community projects has been launched today by Nyetimber, the pre-eminent producer of English Sparkling Wine and the South Downs National Park.

Nyetimber, whose award-winning vineyards are located primarily across Sussex in the lee of the South Downs plus Hampshire and Kent, will be supporting the South Downs National Park Trust, a charity working to support vital biodiversity and community initiatives across the region.

The English Sparkling Wine producer will be helping to raise awareness of the Trust’s work through its online donations and ongoing events support.

The Trust, the official independent charity of the National Park, is leading a number of environmental initiatives in 2020. Bee Lines is aiming to help reverse the decline of bees by planting a series of wildflower corridors across the National Park – effectively a “motorway” for pollinators. Meanwhile, Trees for the Downs is aiming to plant 5,000 trees in community spaces and along popular walking routes. Other projects include an inspiring activities programme to connect more families with the National Park and small-scale grants to help nature-based community initiatives.

Julie Fawcett, Chair of the South Downs National Park Trust, said: “We’re very excited to be announcing this new partnership which celebrates our shared ethos around caring for nature and the community.

“Nyetimber is a very respected local business that has put English Sparkling Wine firmly on the world stage and to have them on board is a real boost to our charity. It’s an exciting time to be part of the Trust as we look to deliver these inspiring projects that will help nature flourish.”

Nyetimber Owner and CEO Eric Heerema said: “At Nyetimber, we care deeply about nature and our surroundings and it seems fitting that we should be helping to support and protect a very special region in which many of our vineyards lie.

“The Trust does a great job to support the environment and communities in our local area and their initiatives are very much aligned with our approach to protecting nature’s assets for current and future generations.”

To celebrate the launch of the partnership, Nyetimber is offering a special prize to anyone supporting the South Downs National Park Trust through its community lottery.  With a top prize of £25,000, supporters also have the opportunity to win three special magnums of Nyetimber’s1086 Rosé.

To buy tickets visit https://www.southdownslottery.co.uk/