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Fabulous at forty!
RSPB Scotland’s Northern Isles manager, Pete Ellis, praises a local Shetland volunteer for four decades of service and other dedicated volunteers. Last Saturday I had the opportunity to present a good friend of mine with a prestigious accolade – a golden eagle long-service award to...
1 Oct 2015
Looking to make a difference? Look no further than your Local Group!
I remember being blown away when I first found out about the amazing contribution that Local Groups make to the RSPB. Local Groups are spread all across the UK, working in their local areas to promote and support the work of the RSPB. I’m always impressed by how much a group of like-minded people...
4 Oct 2012
Calories for Nature and a few steps to a Haven
More about some wonderful ideas our groups have had to enable them to Step Up for Nature …… A million calories for nature Earlier this year a group of volunteers who regularly help out with practical conservation work at our RSPB Farnham Heath nature reserve took it upon themselves to...
23 Sep 2011
Vote for an RSPB Local Group Project!
Wanted ........ your support for our local groups in their communities ...... The top story on the staff RSPB intranet is encouraging people to get voting for various RSPB projects that have put themselves forward for £6,000 from Natwest Communityforce. Two of these projects are from our...
30 Sep 2011
Volunteers win RSPB's top award for their time and talents
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the prestigious RSPB President’s Awards which were presented at the Society’s AGM in London on Saturday 6th October. The RSPB President’s Award is our chance to recognise those volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to...
12 Oct 2012
So what do RSPB groups get up to?
Now that is a question and a half! The role of a local group is broad ranging and as I mentioned in my previous blog they all have their own personality and excel in different areas. They all step up for nature in various way and here are a couple of examples of the amazing things they get involved with...
9 Sep 2011
More from our local group volunteers .....
Further to my colleague Josie's blog i thought i would add a few more words from our amazing group volunteers. Paul Barrett from the Airedale & Bradford Local Group says "I never volunteered for anything. My work/life balance was just fine. That was before Ruth announced the imminent...
12 Oct 2012
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...
14 Sep 2011
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