A BROAD Haven community group which looks after the village’s boardwalk is asking for help to raise money for a new birdwatching screen this week.

Support the Boardwalk are taking part in the “Grow Your Tenner” campaign on Tuesday, October 17 to raise money toward installing a bird-watching screen and pontoon for visitors to hide and watch the birdlife at the slashpond.

The campaign will see any donations of up to £10 matched by the website Localgiving.

If someone chooses to give £2.50 their donation will be matched by a further £2.50 from Localgiving, if someone chooses to give £5 another £5 will be matched, and anyone choosing to give the whole £10 will also have their donation matched for a total of £20.

In a newsletter to their supporters, Support the Boardwalk said: “We are really keen to get this project off the ground because though we have regular sightings of chiff-chaffs, moorhens and a cormorant, we have recently enjoyed an occasion or two where a kingfisher was spotted and even had a rare sighting of a cattle egret.

“We are excited to encourage those to re-visit and to see what would be attracted to the area if visitors are able to hide and not be thought of as predators by the birds.

“We have had success over the spring and summer with applications to a number of Welsh organisation’s funds, raising nearly £4,500.

“However we are still a few thousand off the target needed to build a robust structure that will stand up to the elements and provide an observation platform in keeping with the slashpond reserve area.”

Localgiving are a leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.

To help the Support the Boardwalk group visit localgiving.org/support-the-boardwalk after 10am on October 17 for options on how you can donate.