Charity says sleep out for nature campaign

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Families in West Norfolk are being encouraged to get closer to nature this weekend and support a new campaign by the RSPB.

The charity is holding its main Big Wild Sleepout weekend from today and is calling for people to spend a night sleeping outside in a bid to inspire people to do more to protect the environment.

Campaign organiser Sarah Houghton said: “Whether you’re camping in a back garden or attending your local RSPB event, we hope that thousands will be getting closer to nature and be inspired to help save it.

“Some of our best loved garden favourites are among the creatures shown to be in serious trouble.

“By taking part in this fun outdoor activity, we’re making the nation aware that nature needs our help.”

While many events will be taking place around the country this weekend, the main sleepout event in West Norfolk will take place at the Titchwell Manor nature reserve on Saturday August 22.

Registration is £20 for adults, £10 for children aged five to 16 and free for under fives.

Anyone interested in taking part should contact the reserve on 01485 210779 for more information or to book places.