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Charities sign up to help the Dales

Karen Cowley, Chair of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust signing the MoU with Mark Corner, Chair Friends of the Dales. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Dales.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) and Friends of the Dales (FOTD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two charities continue to work closely together to benefit the Yorkshire Dales.

Both organisations share similar aims – to protect, conserve and enhance the unique landscape, built and natural environment, and cultural heritage of this special place.

The agreement was signed by Chair of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Karen Cowley and Mark Corner, Chair Friends of the Dales, and will see YDMT and FOTD support each other’s practical work and promotional activities which, in turn, will strengthen their reach and impact.

David Sharrod, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, said: “At a time when people, landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales face real challenges it is really important that all those who care and work for this wonderful area are able to work together.

“Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust prides itself on being a practical organisation that makes real things happen to benefit local communities. This complements the great campaigning work of the Friends of the Dales to keep the issues that affect everyone in the headlines.”

Mark Corner, Chair of Friends of the Dales, added: “Friends of the Dales is a campaigning charity, raising the flag for important causes such as affordable housing, sustainable transport and conservation of the amazing landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Dales.

“We’ve had a long and supportive relationship with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and we know many people who love the Dales support both charities. This new Memorandum of Understanding enables us to promote and support each other’s charitable work to protect the Yorkshire Dales.

“We intend to develop projects to which each charity can contribute its unique strengths, for the overall benefit of this special area.”

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