Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981, the Great Crested Newt finds a home in Mires Beck Nursery. We use the newts as guard keepers in our logo to show that we are a safeguarding site for our service users. The male newt is named after Richard Tinklin and the female newt is named after Irene Tinklin, who together were the founders of Mires Beck Nursery back in 1985.
If you have never fundraised, now is the perfect time to help support your local charity. If you know someone who is impacted by a learning difficulty, it would be great if you could help fundraise on their behalf to support their day service facilities. If so, then get started today by doing some fundraising activities that will help towards supporting those with learning difficulties.
Your fundraising ideas are very important to Mires Beck Nursery. These can be simply organising collections, hosting fun events and activities to serious participation in national organised sporting events. From a simple fundraising act, you are helping us to spread the word and understanding about the work that our charity does and this helps to reach a wider community of supporters.
From a bake sale, to a football match, or even doing a fancy dress, we love to see how you get involved to help raise money for our charity. So, post your event to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter so we can see.
We are currently working towards multiple projects the main priority is our new Mires Community Building (please see our expansions plan page for more information). The current target fund for this project is £600,000 and we will keep the fund value updated here.
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Mires Beck has set up a Just Giving page where we accept all donations over there.
Ways that you can get involved
Something of your own
My Best Self Day
My Best Self Day is an annual event held by Mires Beck Nursery. We encourage everyone to take part in fundraisers to help support our charity. This event takes place on the last Saturday in June every year however, your personal fundraising can be held throughout the year and celebrated on this day. We invite you to our site where we will be hosting an event so that we can celebrate your accomplishment of all the fundraising that you have done on our behalf.
My Best Self Day is a day were everyone can show off what they have excelled in as their fundraiser, whether that's baking, sports or art- it can be anything! Come down to Mires Beck Nursery to deliver your donations and showcase any images from your event that you would like to share with us. We are happy to try and cover your event with our social media. With every donation we will show what your money has gone towards on our social platforms. We are always thinking of new ways to improve our site to help improve the lives of those with learning difficulties.
Adopt a tree
There are now over 6000 trees planted on the 14 acres of conservation land and our young peaceful woodland sits alongside a 4 acre green belt where we have planted a wildflower meadow, willow maze and hedgerows. Here the service users have the freedom to experience the natural setting of the nursery and see many species of insect and bird wildlife. We are expanding the woodland and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the charity we have 350 Silver Birch trees were planted in November 2019. These trees are now available for adoption as your family tree, or perhaps a memorial for a loved one in a seclude place you are welcome to visit. Our number will contribute to the Northern Forest tree planting target. We have many varieties of birds on site of and our pond plays host to various aquatic species. A new pond dipping platform and bird watching station are being built to allow more learning with the service users.