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June 2014

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

RSPB stand at the Bedford Park Festival

RSPB stand at the Bedford Park Festival

Our RSPB group had a stand at the Bedford Park Festival in Chiswick last Sunday, 8 July, organised by our committee member Catherine Day. Czech Conroy (another committee member) helped out, as did Ann Wise and Catherine's friend Joan. On our stand, we hardly had a moment when we didn't have someone who wanted to talk to us. Catherine, who lives in the area, launched a "Chiswick Swifts Project' as part of our overall Swifts Project. Lots of people gave us their names and email addresses so that we could contact them again and help them get involved in swift conservation in the area; and 30 people signed our Visitors' Book. We also raised some funds for RSPB through a raffle and sales of various items. All in all, we felt taking part in the fete was a very worthwhile endeavour.

If you want to take part in Catherine's Chiswick project, you can get in touch through the "contact us" tab. Even if you don't live in Chiswick, you can help swifts by reporting swift sightings in your area to the RSPB's swift survey. More information here: