It’s the end of another year and we are delighted to announce we have just donated over £300 to the Bat Conservation Trust. This money will be used to help fund the National Bat Helpline, which relies on the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers. This includes bat carers who rehabilitate injured bats, roost visitors who help homeowners with bat roosts and volunteers that answer phones on the Out Of Hours (OOH) helpline in the summer.
During 2017, 14,981 enquiries were received by the Helpline in total by phone, email and post. 2337 of these enquiries came through the OOH service. As a result of the help provided via the helpline, thousands of bats and their roosts are conserved each year.
The service is available to anyone who is interested in or concerned about bats. The Helpline can be reached on 0345 1300 228 or via email between 9.00am and 5.30pm on weekdays all year round, with an OOH service provided during the summer by trained volunteers.
We are very proud to be able to help fund such a wonderful charity and play an important role in bat conservation in the UK. Without our customers support this would not be possible, so to you we say a big THANK YOU!
Photos above - brown long-eared bat and common pipistrelle bat, taken from Bat Conservation Trust website.
You can help support the BCT by purchasing some of our bat gifts. We donate 10% of every sale to the BCT.