A VETERINARY practice in Bromsgrove has made Worcestershire Wildlife Trust its chosen charity for 2018.

As well as joining the charity as a corporate member, Clent Hills Vets has pledged to raise funds to support the county's wildlife, and volunteer staff for practical conservation sessions.

Amy Holloway, marketing manager at Clent Hills, said “We’re really excited to be supporting Worcestershire Wildlife Trust this year and finding out how we as a business, as well individuals, can make a difference."

Staff at the vets' Bromsgrove, Hagley and Rubery practices have been awarded an extra day off to volunteer and promote wellbeing and team working.

Three members have already joined one of the Wildlife Trust's volunteer groups at Penorchard Meadows, near Hagley.

Amy, Rebekka Fiorani and Helen Beesley helped the regular volunteers to remove encroaching scrub from the wildflower meadows.

“Spending the day at Penorchard Meadows out in the fresh air and mucking in with other volunteers was a fantastic experience - very different from a day in the practice but really worthwhile," Amy added.

"We’re sure the rest of our team will enjoy getting involved as much as we did.”

Mike Perry, head of resources for Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, said: "We’re absolutely thrilled that Clent Hills Vets have chosen to support us this year.

“It’s fantastic that all their staff are keen to do what they can to help wildlife in Worcestershire - from organising fundraising activities to coming out and helping our volunteers, everyone will be taking individual action.”

For more information about the Wildlife Trust, visit worcswildlifetrust.co.uk.