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news > New way to donate to our Sussex Bat Appeal!

26th October 2021

You can now make donations to the Sussex Bat Appeal through Sussex Bat Group’s Just Giving page. All donations will go towards saving a crucial new roost in Southeast England and help the spread of greater horseshoe bats into southeast England.

Once more widespread across Britain, this species is currently largely confined to the southwest of England and parts of Wales.

But this is a good news story!

Thanks to legal protection and the pioneering work of VWT’s founder, the late Hon Vincent Weir, who from the early 1980s made the protection and enhancement of greater horseshoe bat roosts one of his priorities, the population is recovering and starting to spread into parts of its former range.

Please help VWT and Sussex Bat Group make sure they succeed by donating towards the purchase of a building that a small pioneer colony of greater horseshoe bats has recently discovered in West Sussex. You can donate through this Just Giving page.

We’ve still some way to go…

Thank you so much to all who are donating… it is all adding up and has enabled us to raise the deposit to take the stables off the open market and to sign a contract that ties us in to buying the building by the end of February 2022. But there is still a way to go… so please share this appeal and help us secure the roost for the future of greater horseshoe bats in southeast England.

Main photo: Roosting greater horseshoe bats ©Martyn Phillis

3-4 Bronsil Courtyard, Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1EP
01531 636441 | enquiries@vwt.org.uk