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  • Blog Post: Buckets Ahoy! Love Nature Week 2012 is here!

    So, what’s the best thing you can do with a bucket? Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been blogging about many of the creative things you can do with a bucket – make a life raft, fashion a lampshade, mould a giant Easter egg, or create a super-sized fat feeder (my personal favourite...
  • Blog Post: A charm of chickens: a day in the life of a bucket collector

    Micro volunteering is the buzz word in our office at the moment, little steps that make a massive different to our conservation work. Coming up at the end of January is our fantastic BGBW, don’t forget to get involved for an hour by counting birds in your garden! How about taking a bigger step...
  • Blog Post: Bucket BBQ anyone?

    After many weeks of preparation, Love Nature Week 2012 kicks off today! And it’s the weather glorious for it? We’ve got buckets of sunshine, and sunshine coloured buckets. It’s all set to be a fantastic fundraising event. In the Midlands 74 volunteers will be heading out into the...
  • Blog Post: Diary of a Love Nature Intern by Mark Barrett

    I started my Love Nature Fundraising Internship at the Midlands Regional Office in Banbury at the end of March. I joined the Community Fundraising team in preparation for the big Love Nature fundraising week, taking place all across the UK, from 28 May to 5 June. The internship interested me for a variety...
  • Blog Post: Love Nature Week: The final countdown...

    This week I’ve been busy counting. Counting volunteers, counting down days, and counting raindrops. Another thing I’m counting quickly at the moment is the seconds spent in the shower. Now that the infamous drought it upon us, folks in the south of England have been advised by water companies...
  • Blog Post: Time to Celebrate

    It’s here – yes it’s Volunteers’ Week 2011 . The week celebrates all things volunteering and recognises the contribution of the millions of people who volunteer across the UK every day. If you are a volunteer with us then I’d just like to say a HUGE thank you for all...
  • Blog Post: Buckets of Love!

    Many thanks to all of you who helped make Love Nature Week a great success this year. Over 600 of you stepped up and donated almost 2,200 hours of your time to take part in our street bucket collection. You collected over £35,600 in total! That’s fantastic news for wildlife. All the money...
  • Blog Post: Wet bank holiday ahead? Best make a life raft...

    The May Bank Holiday is on the horizon. That can only mean one thing – awful British weather! When I booked my cycling-camping adventure several weeks ago the weather forecast wasn’t predicting frost and flooding. You know how it is - a five minute burst of sun in March and you've...
  • Blog Post: You don’t have to dress up to have fun...

    ... But you can if you like! Love Nature week is a real opportunity to Step Up for nature – and it’s happening 28 May to the 5 June and you can take part – here’s where you find out how. If you feel it’s too big a step – here’s one family’s story...
  • Blog Post: Royal Tribute with help of a Royal(SPB) bucket

    Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) who are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today. Since we have the word “Royal” in our name then it is only fitting that the RSPB pays tribute to the happy occasion. What better than offering them a special...
  • Blog Post: How to make a super-sized fat feeder

    101 Things to Do with a Bucket: How to make a super-sized fat feeder It wouldn’t be a British bank holiday without a good bit of British weather – showers, low temperatures, cloud, more showers, ooh – 5 minutes of sunshine, then drizzle, and perhaps a bit of heavy rain. So rather...
  • Blog Post: Make your own Easter Egg

    In honour of the RSPB’s Big Yellow Fundraising Buckets, I’m writing a list of 101 Things to Do with a Bucket and I want your suggestions. Share them by posting a comment or Twittter #101buckets . Tweet me directly @RSPBMidlands Following on from the DIY super-sized Bird Feeder . Here’s...
  • Blog Post: Tigers, monkeys and bumblebees...

    Love Nature Week is on the horizon - the fundraising event is only one month away! Volunteers could find themselves as a tiger, monkey or even a bumblebee... Yesterday morning an exciting package arrived at the RSPB’s Midlands office in Banbury. It contained two furry new costumes – a...
  • Blog Post: Putting the fun in fundraising with RSPB groups!

    The RSPB is not rich and we depend on the generosity of members of the public for financial support – and the funds raised by local groups are vital. Over the last 30 years, they have raised over £5m for conservation. Many of them have well-established ways to raise funds: coffee mornings...
  • Blog Post: Diary of a Love Nature Intern: Part T-wit T-wo by Mark Barrett

    Life in the Midlands Regional Office has been rather hectic of late as we prepare for the beginning of Love Nature Week. Love Nature Week kicks off on Saturday 28 May but the team in the office have been preparing for months! And now it has finally arrived and collections are taking place all over the...