In the years 2016-2019 we donated a total of £41,865.20 in money or goods to charity. In 2019 these included:
- The Hawk and Owl Trust
- The Bumblebee Conservation Trust
- Amphibian and Reptile Groups' 100% Fund
- Freshwater Habitats Trust
- Butterfly Conservation
- Common Ground
- Apiculture Unit, University of Sussex
- The Tree Council
- Gardening for Disabled Trust
- National Hedgelaying Society
We've also helped sponsor events for the Herpetofauna Workers, National Biodiversity Network, and Caring For God's Acre, as well as supported individual habitat conservation appeals and conservation projects. These have included local initiatives like Manor Green College in Sussex, Alderney WT, Thorne & Hatfield Moors, Kingcoed Meadow project, Community policing in London, Dorset WT Marine Fund, Wild Lakeland and the Newquay Orchard project. In Somerset - local to us - the Long Sutton Support Centre, Glastonbury Abbey Wildlife Station and Carymoor. We've also donated to a bumblebee ID app to help raise funds for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Do let us know if you have a project or appeal you would like us to help, but you must be a registered charity, I'm afraid.
In Spring 2020 we suspended our normal giving programme and donated to help people affected by the fallout from COVID-19. This included the Trussell Trust, local community support groups in Bruton and Wincanton, the Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park, Southampton NHS Trust, the Scottish Seabird Centre and Seeds of Hope Scotland. Our normal programme resumed in the summer, when we added the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland to our list of regular beneficiaries.
We're corporate members of several of the charities we support as well, and also of Somerset Wildlife Trust and the National Biodiversity Network. Oh, and we're also members of the FSB and Blue Patch.