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Website of the Week - The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust

The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust (WCSRT) is a charity formed in 2010 by a group of organisations with an interest in protecting the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of the rivers of the Wessex region.

This charity proves that websites aren’t only essential for businesses trying to attract new clients but can also help anyone trying to send an important message out to their community by rallying supporters to their cause. The internet is an amazing platform for communication on all levels as this website demonstrates.

Of course, the website is attractive and representative of the landscape the client is trying to protect. There are many beautiful images provided by the client themselves making this website personal as well as personable. Other features worth mentioning include the ‘List Twitter Feed’ and a Donation Form that links to a page where visitors can donate.

The embedded Twitter Feed is different to ones featured on other websites. This one acts as a communication tool between The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust and a select list of friends and other organizations that are a part of this charity. This really highlights the vision of support and sustainability that The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust promotes. This is just one example of the many widgets, plug ins and embeddable features that social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have to offer website owners

This site also gives website visitors the chance to make a difference and help protect their environment with the inclusion of a Donation Form page. Paypal and other Online Payment Forms are a great way for potential clients or benefactors to pay immediately for any services that the site offers or, in this case, to send crucial funds to a noble organisation.

To read more about the benefits of online payment and Paypal, read our previous blog article here:


The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust were very happy with the site, saying:

“Your process of building websites works well. I like the simplicity of and the control I have over the build process.”

You can view the website here:


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