Virginia becomes an Honorary Member of the Red Squirrel Trust Wales

Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has become an honorary member of the Red Squirrel Trust Wales after she visited the charity and helped with fundraising.

She was given the honour by Dr Rajkumari Jones, the founding chair of the Trust, which aims to protect the island’s 900 red squirrels.

She recently had a meeting with MS Darren Millar and the red squirrel czar for the Senedd to discuss what more can be done to protect the species.

In the next few weeks, she will also talk to Dr Craig Shuttleworth, who is the scientific advisor on red squirrels in Bangor Uni as she gains an in-depth knowledge of the threatened mammals.

“I am really proud to be made an honorary member of the trust which is doing so much to protect our red squirrels here on the island and thanks to Rajkumari making me feel part of it,” said Virginia.

“Red squirrels can be seen in many parts of Anglesey, including Plas Newydd, Newborough and Penrhos, since the eradication of grey squirrels on the island and we want to see the population go from strength to strength.

“The trust does great work in this respect and I hope to follow it closely and take part in activities to help out in the future.”

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