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£3,102
raised of £1,000 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,102 to support Dorset Falconry Park

    Lewell Mill, Dorchester, DT2 8AN UK
    Funded on Saturday, 1st August 2020

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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 Waterhouse1 year ago
      Jane Waterhouse

      Jane Waterhouse

      1 year ago

      A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Dorset Falconry Park through this difficult time. I am delighted to report that the park has now re-opened, with all social distancing and safety measures in place. Whilst the doors were closed the work continued and there is lots to see including the new Lugger Falcon exhibit. Weather permitting Martin and the team are flying the birds mornings and afternoons in the arena. For more details go to the website. We hope you are able to visit us again in the near future!

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    • Jane Waterhouse1 year ago
      Jane Waterhouse

      Jane Waterhouse

      1 year 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 Waterhouse1 year ago
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      Jane Waterhouse

      1 year 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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    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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