The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: 
England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

 

 

 
Programme of Events from 1 August 2010

to the 31 December 2010

These are mainly events raising funds to meet the Group抯 target for money for RSPB projects, meeting members of the public to inform them of the aims of the RSPB and Group activities. The major fund raising events at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens include the sale of plants and refreshments provided by Group members, bird food, bird feeders, sales goods, a Tombola stall, for which donated prizes are always welcome, and a variety of displays illustrating birds and conservation.

RSPB Projects for the year 2009 - 10
     Last year the RSPB changed the arrangements for fund raising by Groups. Briefly the funds raised are to be allocated to one of 9 sections. In the Group's Spring 09 Newsletter Group members were asked to vote for their preferences. As last year the most popular section was Farming Initiatives. A total of �300 from the Group's fund raising events has been sent to The Lodge, with �1 credit from sale of RSPB goods making a total of �71.

RSPB Projects for the year 2010 - 11

     This year we are aiming to raise �00 for Upland Habitats from our fund raising events and sale of RSPB goods, so far (July 10), we have sent �00 to The Lodge.
UPLAND HABITATS
     Nationally upland habitats are crucial to UK birds, especially in the North and Scotland where the majority of British upland is to be found. Uplands, or highlands, consist of a whole range of habitats from upland moors, farms, rocky outcrops and boggy areas. Upland blanket bogs in particular are under threat and especially important as the UK holds 10-15% of the entire world抯 blanket bog habitats. These support Hen Harrier, Merlin, Golden Plover and Dunlin amongst others, but are at threat through grazing, drainage, and the introduction of non native plant and animal species.
     Around the RSPB Northern Region, much work is going on to increase these habitats including Dove Stone, where blocking ditches and sowing sphagnum moss is encouraging the stabilization of peat, crucial to these habitats. At Geltsdale upland vegetation is being managed to encourage Black Grouse in one of the only areas to see them in England, and in Northumberland 24 hour watches are being set up for Hen Harrier nests to help preserve this iconic upland bird and protect them from disturbance and persecution.

Many thanks to all those taking part in the events 

Calendar of Events

     Assistance with manning our stall at these events is always welcome. If you can help, even for a short time, phone Helen Ensor (0114 269 8066)
Additions to the original programme shown in RED.

Date Location of event Time
 
2010
August
Sunday 29th &
Monday 30th
Sheffield Fayre - Norfolk Park
Stall selling plants, bird food, feeders and sales goods. Also distributing information in connection with the RSPB, and the Local Group and collecting signatures for the "Letter to the Future" Campaign.
 
A busy afternoon 
10.30am
to
17.30pm
September
Saturday 11th &
Sunday 12th
Rotherham Show - Clifton Park
Stall selling plants, bird food, feeders and sales goods. Also distributing information in connection with the RSPB, and the Local Group. Collecting signatures for the "Letter to the Future" Campaign.


Almost ready for the customers.


The Mayor of Rotherham - Councillor Rose McNeely signs the "Letter to the Future" Campaign.

October
Saturday 30th
Crystal Peaks - Feed The Birds Day
Stall selling RSPB Christmas Cards, Calendars and Diaries. Also, bird food, feeders, and other sales goods. Providing information concerning the feeding of garden birds.
10.00am-
4.00pm
December
Saturday and Sunday
4th & 5th
Kelham Victorian Christmas Market -
Kelham Island Museum
Stall selling RSPB Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries. Also, bird food, feeders, and other sales goods. Distributing information in connection with the RSPB and the Local Group. 
Saturday
10.00am -7.00pm
Sunday
10.00am
-5.00pm

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