Crowdfunding appeal raises nearly £15,000 for new hide on RSPB reserve

Tuesday 15 August 2017

Knot Calidris canutus at a high tide wader roost at Freiston Shore RSPB reserve. Also in the flock are Dunlin Calidris alpina. The Wash. Lincolnshire, England.

RSPB raises nearly £15,000 to rebuild Snettisham Hide with the help of over 366 supporters

A 34 day crowdfunding appeal to help build a new hide at RSPB Snettisham nature reserve on the Norfolk coast has raised a total of £14,801 through online and offline donations.

366 people supported the appeal through the Crowdfunder website, with others sending cheques and contributing to collection buckets.

More than 290 supporters claimed one of the exclusive rewards donated to the appeal by individuals and businesses, including wildlife watercolours donated by the artist, limited edition prints, and books signed by the authors.

The money raised will help the nature conservation charity build a new wildlife watching hide at RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, where two hides were destroyed in a devastating storm surge in 2013.

RSPB Project Manager, Hayley Roan said: “Snettisham is a very special place and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to help us build a new hide which will protect wildlife from disturbance, showcase amazing spectacles and, we hope, inspire future generations with the sights and sounds of The Wash.

“The money we have raised through our first ever crowdfunding appeal in Eastern England is a great start to raising the £120,000 needed to build the hide and stands us in great stead to seek the remaining funding needed to enable us to build the hide.” 

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For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact:

Erica Auger, Communications Manager

Erica.auger@rspb.org.uk

01603 697596 / 07834535382

 

Rupert Masefield, Communications Officer

Rupert.masefield@rspb.org.uk

01603 697595 / 07872814878

 

Emily Kench, Communications Officer

Emily.kench@rspb.org.uk

01603 697591 / 07730194490 

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Snettisham