You will find out about all the exciting stuff going on with the RSPB in the east of the UK. We cover our sites in the following counties: Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, and some of our great Lincolnshire ones. So if you are if you have never heard of the Strumpshaws and Snettishams or Stour Estuary or Sutton Fens here is you chance.
After 34 days we have finally come to the end of our crowdfunding appeal! We have raised a whopping £14,801, through crowdfunding which includes offline donations from collection boxes at Titchwell Marsh and people very kindly sending us cheques.
We make no apologies that during the 34 days we bombarded people’s social media feeds, asked time and time again for help, emailed thousands of people, submitted endless press releases to media organisations, spoke to hundreds of our visitors and generally shouted, A LOT, about the wonderful place that is RSPB Snettisham!
For those that also believe that RSPB Snettisham is a very special place, we want to say a HUGE thank you for your personal support to help us build a hide which will protect wildlife from disturbance, showcase amazing spectacles and, hopefully, inspire future generations with the sights and sounds of The Wash.
The money we have raised through crowdfunding stands us in great stead to seek further funding from elsewhere, enabling us to build the hide. We have now submitted an application to a charitable trust for some of the funding and we hope to hear the outcome of this during September. We will be preparing further applications to other trusts and grant funders should we need to.
We hope you have enjoyed being part of this incredible journey with us and, before we start ordering and sending the rewards requested by some of you, we might just go and have a little lie down!
With very best wishes,
The Snettisham Crowd.
P.S. Watch this space for further updates.