Three Sisters are doing it for themselves!

by Lancashire Wildlife Trust in Ashton In Makerfield, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 27th February 2019 we successfully raised £1,058 with 56 supporters in 28 days

Our project will improve accessibility for everyone to enjoy the wildlife and history of our treasured Three Sisters nature reserve

by Lancashire Wildlife Trust in Ashton In Makerfield, England, United Kingdom

Help us make our Three Sisters wildlife haven accessible for everyone to enjoy!

The site needs better access, fun interpretation, and exciting activities that will really inspire people about our wonderful wildlife.  If we manage to raise £13,000 we will be given an additional £138,000. If we don’t raise the money we lose it all.  Three Sisters desperately needs your support!  

Three Sisters can be found next to the race circuit and tucked away behind the South Lancashire Industrial Estate north of Ashton in Makerfield.  Despite such an urban location, it is a hidden gem with a lake, woodlands, and ponds bursting with wildlife.  

Our paths though are in a shocking state; the slightest bit of rain turns our paths into mud and puts off the hardiest of walkers.  This site should be full of families enjoying active adventurous lives however for much of the year the paths really aren’t suitable.   

Our project is supported by the Friends of Three Sisters, a group of committed local residents, and the Hamlet, offering placements for young adults needing experience and essential life skills to become more employable and Leonard Cheshire, who support families with children who are disabled.

In consultation with 24 local groups, we have prioritised what work would help make Three Sisters accessible to everyone.  Feedback has told us that we need to go beyond just wheelchair access to provide sensory experiences for people with disabilities and use digital technology to bring greenspace to those who are socially isolated.  The young people consulted all agreed that they don’t want to get stuck in the mud! We will:

·         Create a wooden sculpture trail based that follows a story based on fairies.  

·         Create fun interpretation to give info about wildlife and tell untold heritage stories.

·         take people through wildlife offering activities to bring people closer to wildlife.  

·         construct benches at scenic spots 

·         create a 3.6km circular scenic and enjoyable trail, accessible to everyone.

Landfill tax funder WREN have earmarked £138000 for this Greenspace but this is conditional on us raising an additional £13000.   The offer is time critical as WREN need this funding spent by the end of the Summer.  If we cannot raise the funds in time this funding will be lost.  Please help us to ensure we can change Three Sisters for everyone to enjoy. 

Here’s the legal bit….   By donating your much needed money to ‘Three Sisters’ you are agreeing that your contribution will be collected by Lancashire Wildlife Trust to be paid direct to a Landfill Operator in order to release Landfill Communities Fund monies for the ‘Three Sisters Greenspace For All’ project to be undertaken by Wigan Council.  This contribution is not eligible for Gift Aid and by donating you are confirming that you will not derive a unique benefit from any project undertaken by Wigan Council.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£25 or more

6 of 100 claimed

£25 Supporter Reward

As a Supporter, you will be invited to an exclusive celebration event with free lunch and activities for all the family at 3 Sisters. In addition you will also be given our explorer pack.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

A small price for the happiness it will bring.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you and an family explorer pack that includes a map and activities for you to enjoy at 3 Sisters.

£50 or more

1 of 100 claimed

£50 Champion Reward

As a Champion you will receive the same as a 3 Sisters Supporter plus you name, or a name of your choice, on a board on site if we successfully hit our target or 4 free tickets to one of our events on 3 sisters, either family or adult events. These include foraging events, Dawn chorus and other more family focused events.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£100 Pioneer Reward

As a Pioneer, in addition to your benefits as a Champion we give you the choice of 1 free hour Wild Wellbeing event; fun team building activities for your company or a wild party for upto 10 children.

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£250 Pioneer School Reward

As a Pioneer School you will receive a half day activity for a class of your choice on site or at your premises delivered by our experienced and well qualified staff. Or we can deliver a workshop on Woodland Skills / Practical Conservation / 3D arts/ Wildlife/ Recycled Art/ RoundView.

£500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£500 Pioneer Organisation Reward

As a Pioneer Organisation you will receive a Team Building day on site or at your premises for up to 15 people, delivered by our experienced and well qualified staff. Or we can deliver a workshop at your organisation. (Woodland Skills / Practical Conservation / 3D arts/ Wildlife/ Recycled Art/ RoundView)

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