THE Wire star Dominic West is urging nature lovers to support Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s 50th anniversary appeal.
This year, the trust celebrates half a century of its work protecting Derbyshire’s wildlife.
During the year, it wants to raise £50,000 for work on its reserves.
Projects proposed include habitat management such as heathland and grassland restoration.
The project will also provide equipment for volunteers, involve looking after the Trust’s grazing animals and working with school groups.
Dominic, famous for his role as Jimmy McNulty in the cult American television series The Wire, as serial killer Fred West in TV drama Appropriate Adult, and who appeared in Othello at The Crucible last year, backed the cause.
He was born and educated in Sheffield but lived in Hope, Derbyshire.
Dominic said: “Derbyshire is my home county and the best in the UK.
“Please support this appeal and help the trust look after its wonderful nature reserves for all to enjoy.”
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust manages 41 nature reserves throughout the county which are home to a huge variety of animals and birdlife.
They range from the glorious limestone dales of the Wye Valley near Buxton to heather moorland in the Peak District.
It also looks after bird-rich wetlands in North East Derbyshire and the Trent Valley.
The trust has recently purchased 182 acres of land at Shipley, the biggest nature reserve in Derbyshire outside of the Peak District.