Wire Fence will give away 100% of our profits made on Sunday 29th January for Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend.
If you are an organization supporting the welfare of birds and you are in need of additional funds please follow the steps on how to apply mentioned at the bottom of this blog.
This is an annual charity giveaway event. You can read more about Wire Fence’s annual donations here.
What is Big Garden Birdwatch?
The Big Garden Birdwatch is the largest garden wildlife citizen science project, encouraging people to spend just one hour keeping track of the birds they see in their gardens. 2023 marks the 44th annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and people from all over the UK are encouraged to take part in the event. Last year, almost 700 thousand people across the UK took part, counting more than 11 million birds.
Other than helping RSPB to keep track of the bird population of Great Britain, the event also aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting birds and other wildlife. According to Countryfile, during the past 50 years, Britain has lost over 38 million birds, so conservation efforts are very important.
Why is the survey important?
- Last year’s survey confirmed house sparrows as the most commonly spotted birds for the 19th year in a row – however, even if this is the case, their numbers are rapidly decreasing, putting them on the UK Red List for birds.
- Over the decades, the Big Garden Birdwatch played a big role in alerting the RSPB of the decline in song thrush numbers, allowing the organisation to raise awareness and take action.
- The event is not only beneficial for RSPB, but it has educational purposes too – last year, 60,000 schoolchildren took part in the birdwatching, allowing them to learn more about the wildlife of the country.
What we are doing to help
100% of the profits made by Wire Fence on the 29th January will be donated to a charity supporting the welfare of birds.
Are you a charity supporting the welfare of birds?
If you are a bird sanctuary, bird rehabilitation centre, a wildlife hospital, or any kind of organization supporting the welfare of birds, we would love to hear from you. The application is open to any UK charity.
Please follow these steps to apply for the funds:
- Go to our Facebook page
- Find our post about this event
- Share the post publicly
- Collect as many likes as you can on your shared post until the 30th of January
- LIKES COUNT AS DOUBLE if you publish a blog about this giveaway on your website – please remember to send us a link to the blog so we can find it.
The donation will be sent to the organisation who gets the most likes on Facebook until the 29th of January. The results will be announced on the 31st January.
Thanks to our customers we raised £150 for Secret World Wildlife Rescue.
Secret World Wildlife Rescue is a 24/7 rescue centre for orphaned and injured British wildlife. They help over 5,000 animals every year, rehabilitate them and return them to the wild wherever possible. They rescue around 5,000 animals and advise the public on over 12,000 calls each year. This includes animals and birds, with hundreds of wildlife orphans such as otters, badgers, foxes and birds of prey.
Comment from Secret World Wildlife Rescue
Secret World Wildlife Rescue is delighted to have been successful in Wire Fence’s latest fundraising event. As the cost-of-living crisis continues to affect us all, some supporters are necessarily prioritising paying their bills over donating to charity. It’s so reassuring to know that companies like Wire Fence are out there trying to help charities during these difficult times.
We are just about to enter our very busy orphan season. As we transition from winter to spring these poor animals find themselves separated from their parents from various reasons, including road traffic accidents, nest disturbance, bad weather, and sadly the occasional case of intentional cruelty. On a busy day we can have up to 25-30 admissions to our centre.
Our goal is always to rehabilitate and eventually release animals back to the wild. This donation will help with the rehabilitation of orphaned wildlife and will be spent on food and medication. – David Plant (Fundraising Manager)