ACCLAIMED actor Sir David Suchet shared a fundraising appeal from Lichfield’s canal group with his 55,000 social media followers.
Best known for his TV role as Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot, Sir David posted a message on his Twitter account @David_Suchet endorsing Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s Big Give Christmas Challenge.
The trust took part in Christmas Challenge 2021 to raise £7000 in just one week. And thanks to a single huge donation, this target was reached almost immediately.
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These funds will be used to provide trees, hedging and wildflowers along the canal, as well as bird houses, bat boxes, and information boards.
Sir David, who is LHCRT’s vice-president, appeared in a video asking his followers to support the appeal. Although any further donations received now will not be match-funded, they will still be gratefully accepted.
Chris Bull, LHCRT chairperson, said: “By planting more trees and wildflowers and providing information about our environmental work we want to help visitors to the canal understand how the canal brings the environment, biodiversity and a green corridor to their doorstep.”
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