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Saving our Amazing Swifts

These iconic birds have declined by 50% in 25 years. In sealing up our houses to save heat loss etc we have removed many nesting sites. BUT we can do something about it.After spending up to two years on the wing these birds come here for just three months every spring to touch down and breed. They need holes in roofs, eaves and buildings. New buildings don't...

In aid of Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust

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Total raised
£115.00

Target
£2,000.00

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Saving our Amazing Swifts

These iconic birds have declined by 50% in 25 years. In sealing up our houses to save heat loss etc we have removed many nesting sites. BUT we can do something about it.After spending up to two years on the wing these birds come here for just three months every spring to touch down and breed. They need holes in roofs, eaves and buildings. New buildings don't provide these but we have the answers. We can insert bricks in new build properties and nest boxes in older properties. We need funds to pay for the boxes and the installation so can you help us?A box will cost about £15, installing them will be more depending how difficult the job is. (For a church we may need to hire a cherry picker!)

You can see more about Swifts and our project here http://www.bvct.org.uk/blackwater-valley-swift-project

Event date

30-May-2017 00:00 - 
30-September-2018 00:00

Event type

Saving our amazing swifts

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Key contact
Colin Wilson
Telephone
07899066687
Email address
colin.wilson@bvct.org.uk

Activity log

This project gives me immense pleasure in trying to help swifts in our Valley, I hope this will help a few people who can't afford to buy one to have a box at my expense.
Donation by Colin Wilson
on 12/07/2017
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Fleet donor
on 11/07/2017
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
I hope this will cover the cost of a swift box. My house is too small but I'm happy for someone else to have one on me :-)
Donation by Anonymous
on 31/05/2017
£ 20.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
hope this covers the cost of a box
Donation by Anonymous
on 30/05/2017
£ 15.00
£ 3.75 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £115.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Total Raised: £115.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£138.75

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