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Weʼre raising £1,000 to support Dorset Falconry Park

Lewell Mill, Dorchester, DT2 8AN UK
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Hello!

This Just Giving page has been set up to support the recently opened Dorset Falconry Park to get through what is both an exceptional and extremely a difficult time for all businesses. Martin Ballam and his wife Tara opened the doors to Dorset’s first Bird of Prey park in June 2019. The project was 11 years in the planning and is situated on a 7-acre site at Lewell Mill Lane, just outside Dorchester. The park is on the site of an old nursery and the aviaries are dotted around between mature trees. The flying display area has wildlife belts surrounding the main arena, making it a real haven for local birds and mammals. A true labour of love for the Ballam family, with three generations actively involved in the running of this unique attraction.

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent self-isolating requirement means that all the flying displays and events booked throughout Dorset and further afield for the 2020 season have been cancelled and the Park is closed to visitors for the foreseeable future.

This means their income has ceased.

With its new Zoo status, it is imperative that life carries on as normal with the daily feeding, flying and maintenance routines as the welfare of the birds remains paramount. They work full-time to ensure the wellbeing of well over a hundred native and endangered birds of prey.

Some of you reading this may have already visited and seen first-hand the wonderful educational and conservation work on site. As 'Friends of Dorset Falconry', we wanted to start a fund to help them with the costs of feeding the birds with the rich and varied diet they deserve for the next month, and possibly beyond, until the doors are open again.

We are hoping to raise £1000 and any donation you can make would be gratefully received.

You can also show your support by adopting a bird and further details can be found on their website www.dorsetfalconrypark.co.uk or contact at enquiries@xtremefalconry.co.uk

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and the Dorset Falconry Park looks forward to welcoming you soon.

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  • Jane Waterhouse20 days ago
    Jane Waterhouse

    Jane Waterhouse

    20 days ago

    IMPORTANT NEWS We hope you are all still keeping well and can we start by saying a big thank you for your ongoing support, patience and understanding during these unusual and difficult times. We are delighted to invite our members and Friends of Dorset Falconry, whose support has been crucial to our survival this last few months, to visit us Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July (10am - 5pm). Please note public opening starts again on Thurs 9th July - more details at www.dorsetfalconrypark.co.uk Kindest Regards Tara, Martin and the team

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  • Jane Waterhouse20 days ago
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    Jane Waterhouse

    20 days ago

    IMPORTANT NEWS We hope you are all still keeping well and can we start by saying a big thank you for your ongoing support, patience and understanding during these unusual and difficult times. We are delighted to invite our members and Friends of Dorset Falconry, whose support has been crucial to our survival this last few months, to visit us Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July (10am - 5pm). Please note public opening starts again on Thurs 9th July - more details at www.dorsetfalconrypark.co.uk Kindest Regards Tara, Martin and the team

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  • Jane Waterhouse2 months ago
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    Jane Waterhouse

    2 months ago

    Break-in at Dorset Falconry Park For those of you who haven't yet heard, there was a break-in at the Falconry Park this week. The good news is the Ballam family, whilst obviously distressed by this incident, are well and working towards opening again in the not too distant future (we hope!!). More details on Facebook Thank you all for your wonderful messages and continued support!

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Page last updated on: 6/19/2020 10.16

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81

  • Kathleen Lowe

    Kathleen Lowe

    Jun 13, 2020

    Great project that deserves every support.

    £40.00

  • Clarice

    Clarice

    Jun 12, 2020

    Hope this helps a bit.

    £50.00

  • Linda & Chatters Watts

    Linda & Chatters Watts

    Jun 6, 2020

    Hang on in there Martin, hopefully there will be better news soon.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 30, 2020

    £30.00

  • Louise Favaretto

    Louise Favaretto

    May 21, 2020

    It may only be a small donation but I hope it helps towards the care of the birds xx

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 15, 2020

  • Jim White

    Jim White

    May 14, 2020

    I love this place and hope this goes towards helping it through these dreadful times

    £50.00

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Jane Waterhouse

Jane Waterhouse

Lewell Mill, Dorchester, DT2 8AN UK

I live very close to the DFP and have been a regular visitor since they opened last summer. Along with other locals I have been volunteering to help since January this year. I have lived in Dorset for five years with my husband and am sort of retired!

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