Lady Bay - West Bridgford



Skylarks Appeal

Help create Rushcliffe's biggest nature reserve

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have launched an appeal to raise funds for the purchase of land adjacent to the Skylarks Nature Reserve at Holme Pierrepont. The Trust says:

We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to extend the Skylarks Nature Reserve, at Holme Pierrepont and we're asking you to donate to help us buy the land. If we manage to raise the cash it will become Rushcliffe's biggest nature reserve!

Nearly 200 species of bird have been recorded here, including some rare migrants! But when it was put up for public auction last year, we were really concerned that the site could be damaged or destroyed.

We have secured the support of an independent charitable Trust who have bought the site at our request to give us time to raise the funds to purchase the site ourselves. This would guarantee its long-term future as a nature reserve.

Efforts are already underway to secure funds from partners and grant bodies, but we anticipate that we will need to raise a further £50,000 ourselves to make this happen...that's where you come in.

Please help by donating now

To support our efforts to safeguard the future of Blott’s Pit and to extend Skylarks Nature Reserve you can:

1. Donate Online - please click here, to make a secure donation through our Charity Choice webpage.

2. Donate by cheque - please post cheques payable to Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, to: Skylarks Appeal, The Old Ragged School, Brook St, Nottingham NG1 1EA

3. Donate by Text - to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 using your mobile phone, please text SKYL13 then leave a space and enter the amount you wish to donate, ie: SKYL13 £5 and send to 70070. Your text will simply cost the price of a regular text from your phone, plus of course the value of your donation. All of the money you donate will come to our Appeal in full, with no additional charges.

Thank you!

If we do not reach our target in full and are unable to purchase the additional land, all funds raised will be invested in the existing Skylarks site and other Wildlife Trust nature reserves in the Rushcliffe area.

The land (known locally as Blott's Pit) is a currently great wildlife haven - with lakes and wetland grassland home to an array of wetland birds.