New recruit at Coast Care

A group which helps people to care for their own environment has a new face on the team.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 11:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 16:05 pm
Coast Cares new project assistant, Kristian Purchase.

Coast Care has appointed Kristian Purchase as its new project assistant, where his main responsibilities will be training volunteers and delivering conservation tasks.

Coast Care covers the coastal landscape from Berwick to Amble, stretching west as far as Lowick, Belford and Alnwick. It supports, trains and resources volunteers so that local people, communities and visitors can contribute to the area’s management, conservation and development.

Kristian was previously collection manager at the Washington Wetland Centre.

Becky Waring, Coast Care initiative manager, said: “Kristian is a great addition to the Coast Care team. As the initiative delivers a huge range of opportunities, helping people access training and skills development, and resourcing and supporting existing volunteer groups, his own experience as a volunteer will prove to be invaluable, coupled with his knowledge and enthusiasm for environmental and wildlife conservation.

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“As the initiative goes from strength to strength with more volunteers joining up, Kristian is looking forward to working with the volunteers on some fantastic projects across this amazing stretch of coastline.”

The Coast Care team is based at Seahouses. It is supported thanks to a grant of £522,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and is organised by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust, the Northumberland Coast AONB partnership and Seahouses Development Trust.

Sign up for one of Coast Care’s tasks by visiting or at the monthly coffee mornings in Seahouses Volunteer Centre.