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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust UK

Can you help develop Restharrow Scrape Nature Reserve for Wildlife and People?

Your donations, the National Lottery Heritage Fund & various grants have helped us raise over £250,000 to secure & develop our Nature Reserve Restharrow Scrape for wildlife & the community. But there's still much for us to do to complete our project.
Charity Registration No: 289343

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Restharrow Scrape is an important breeding, resting and overwintering site for many bird species and has been a key part of what we offer at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory. In 2018 Avocets bred here for the first time!

With your help we have not only managed to achieve the first of our targets - to buy the land, but we have also been able to employ an assistant warden to monitor the reserve. Excavation works have also been carried out to enlarge the Scrape and a new fully disabled access hide has been constructed.

But we still have a long way to go to complete our project!

If we can reach our goal of raising £340,000 it will help us complete our building work and provide access for all. It will also allow us to work more closely with the local community, especially with young people from schools and community groups.

This is why we're asking for your help.

Any donation you can make will go directly towards developing and managing this piece of wildlife habitat for the future.

If you are as passionate about this project as we are, please share this campaign!

Visit the Observatory's website to see our plans for the Scrape and what we have achieved already: http://sbbot.org.uk/restharrow-scrape-project/



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Jan Cannon

16 days ago

In memory of dear Jem, a man we were privileged to call our friend. David and Jan


+ £25 Gift Aid

Richard & Ann Gardner

18 days ago

We would like to donate this sum for a bike rack in memory of dear friend Jem Smallwood


+ £7.5 Gift Aid


25 days ago


+ £7.5 Gift Aid


27 days ago

I would like this donation to be used towards a bike rack in memory of Jeremy Smallwood.


+ £2.5 Gift Aid


1 month ago

About the charity

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust UK
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust UK

We are based at Sandwich Bay and have been recording and monitoring the wildlife of the area since 1952. We are now fundraising to buy 12.4 acres of land which we currently lease to secure the future of the wonderful Restharrow Scrape which is a haven for wildlife and restful place for people.

Charity Registration No: 289343


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Can you help develop Restharrow Scrape Nature Reserve for Wildlife and People?

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust UK