When we launched BAWC earlier this year we decided that we would not be a membership-based group. That way we could do what we felt was right rather than what we guessed our members might want us to do.
We would finance what we thought would be a small niche campaign group ourselves…
…only, we really didn’t understand just how fast BAWC would develop.
We’ve worked pretty hard to get this far, mind you, but we do seem to have identified a niche – helping birders/countryside users and others tackle wildlife crime. Our Three Rs initiative (Recognise, Record, and Report) has struck a chord. We’re adding more information on wildlife crime and the laws protecting our wildlife on our website as often as we can. We post very regularly on Facebook, and keep our Twitter feed updated.
Not bad for a small group of unfunded volunteers in their first year, even if we say so ourselves!
Why are we asking for donations now?
Because we have identified that niche we mentioned above, we’re being kept increasingly busy but want to keep ‘helping’. Our costs are low, but we increasingly need to produce media and printed materials and expand what we’re doing.
How will donations be spent?
We can’t say exactly what we will spend donations on because we don’t exactly know, but we can guarantee that it won’t be on jollies, new cars (or old ones), meals out, flash suits, meetings in golf resorts, or ‘accessories’ for an office we don’t have. We know everyone who does this sort of thing says this, but we care deeply about what we’re doing and we will treat all donations with the care and respect they deserve. They will only be used to further our work: helping all of us help tackle wildlife crime.
Can we thank you for your donation?
We’d like to thank anyone who donates £5.00 or more by offering them a BAWC badge – a shiny metal piece of loveliness that ably demonstrates your intolerance of wildlife crime and wildlife criminals to anyone prepared to look quite hard at your lapel!
Full details are right here
We take donations/payments through PayPal. You can use credit/debit cards etc (you don’t need to have your own PayPal account), and while there is a small charge taken from the donation by PayPal the money does go straight into BAWC’s bank account (which is at HSBC in Leeds).
If you’d like to help us, please just click on the Donate button to the right (up at the top of the page in the sidebar) and PayPal will do the rest.
Yes, thankyou. We really mean that.