Your pound could buy our pond

18 November 2016, Comments Comments Off on Your pound could buy our pond

frog-square-3-1Supporters are urged to make donations for a new wildlife pond – as A Rocha UK goes ‘live’ with The Big Give Christmas Challenge in the next few days.

Donors can make twice the splash with every pound they give. From 12noon 29th November to 12noon 2nd December, The Big Give Christmas Challenge will match each donation and help A Rocha UK create a wildlife ‘oasis’ in West London’s urban sprawl.

NO EXTRA COST

Thanks to The Big Give Christmas Challenge, A Rocha UK supporters can see their donations double at no extra cost. A Rocha UK is urging supporters to help raise £7,000 for a pond at the Wolf Fields urban nature reserve.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge will double the amount A Rocha UK receives up to a maximum of £14,000 – at no extra cost to the giver. Supporters must visit the donation site during that time to give.

An email from The Big Give will confirm received and matched donations. Participants can visit A Rocha UK’s Facebook page for updates and reminders.

Funds raised will pay for a wildlife pond with pond-dipping platform and nets so children can learn about amphibians, insects and aquatic plants. A Rocha UK also aims to install braille posts so sight-impaired children don’t miss out on learning about nature.

VITAL HABITAT

‘There’s been a marked decline in the number and quality of ponds – especially in urban areas – according to new data from the Freshwater Habitats Trust,’ said Conservation Director Andy Lester.

‘Our new pond at Wolf Fields may just be a drop in the metaphorical ocean. But it will create vital new habitat for species threatened by lack of fresh water – and will be a huge boost to the local area.’ (Photo of Common European frog: Norman Crowson)

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