Green Gifts

Are you looking for the perfect present for a wildlife lover or countryside enthusiast? We have a range of sponsorship packages that offer an ethical gift that shows how much you and they care about the natural environment. It’s a fantastic way to support the work of Earth Trust and help look after our wonderful green spaces.

If you have any questions please email us or call on 01865 407792.

Sponsor a Bat

Many bat species present in the UK are in decline due to widespread and severe habitat loss. The Earth Trust owns and manages important habitats for bats, with five bat species, including Noctule and Natterer’s bats, using Little Wittenham Wood and its surrounds for roosting. Your sponsorship will help us to provide safe roosting areas and monitor our populations, as well as provide opportunities for people to come and learn more about bats and how to protect them.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£15

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Sponsor a Marsh Tit

A mature woodland specialist, the marsh tit requires a healthy shrub layer to thrive. It is likely that changes in these woodland shrub layers and their management have led to the rapid and serious national decline of marsh tits over the years. Your sponsorship will allow us to maintain sensitive habitats in Little Wittenham Wood, providing favourable conditions for the marsh tit, and other species, and helping their populations to thrive.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£15

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Sponsor a Great Crested Newt

The great crested newt is declining throughout Europe, largely due to loss of habitat. Because of this, and the fact that Britain is considered a stronghold, the newt is strictly protected. The ponds in Little Wittenham Wood hold one of Britain’s largest known populations of the great crested newt. Up to 3,000 animals breed in the ponds each year. Your sponsorship will help us look after and protect this crucially important woodland site into the future and to monitor newt populations.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£15

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Sponsor a Living Bouquet

Why send a bunch of flowers when you could send a whole wildflower meadow?

Wildflower meadows are one of the most threatened habitat types in Britain. In the last 75 years 97% have been lost across the UK. Your sponsorship will support our work to restore and recreate swathes of wildflower meadow across the Wittenham Clumps, Church Meadow, at the River of Life and on our community reserves.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£15

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Sponsor a Tree, Thicket or Hedgerow

At the Earth Trust, we’re working hard to look after our trees and woodlands, for us and for future generations. You can help us achieve this by sponsoring a tree this Christmas… From the thousands of trees in our research woodland to the miles and miles of hedgerows on the Earth Trust Farm, we’re managing and improving these important, and beautiful, habitats.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£15 to sponsor a tree
£30 to sponsor a thicket
£75 to sponsor a grove
£125 to sponsor a quarter mile of hedgerow

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Sponsor a Nest Box

Nesting boxes provide bat and bird species with a safe place up in the trees to nest and breed, away from the threat of forest predators below. Our most recent survey of Little Wittenham Wood recorded 104 bird species and five species of bat. Your sponsorship of one of these boxes on the Earth Trust nature reserve will help support the maintenance and upkeep of the box, and to ensure it’s kept in perfect condition for birds or bats to use.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£45 to sponsor a Bird Box
£45 to sponsor a Bat Box

Sponsorship pack includes personalised certificate, factsheet and regular emails.
Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

Earth Trust Friendship

We need Friends like you!

Protecting and saving important greenspaces is at the heart of Earth Trust’s work. Every year, we invest countless man hours and resources to ensure the Wittenham Clumps and beyond, plus the five community nature reserves we manage in Abingdon, Didcot and Wallingford, remain open, accessible, beautiful greenspaces that everyone can enjoy. Places where nature flourishes and people can spend time outdoors appreciating the wonders the countryside has to offer.

Earth Trust Friends are a vital part of our community of supporters, without whom, we simply cannot meet the huge task of caring for our greenspaces. Earth Trust Friends and receive these fantastic benefits:

  • A biannual newsletter (available in print or electronic form) to bring you behind the scenes of everything Earth Trust has accomplished thanks to your support.
  • Invitations throughout the year to exclusive walks and events.
  • Most importantly, the knowledge that you are helping to preserve and nurture important greenspaces for everyone to enjoy, for generations to come.

If you have ordered online and the sponsorship is for a friend or relative please email us with their name and postal address (if you would like the sponsorship pack posted directly to them), quoting your order number in the subject line.

£24 for Individual Friendship
£30 for Joint Friendship
£36 for Family Friendship

Order via Facebook or call 01865 407792 during office hours.

To Order

All gifts can be ordered via our Facebook shop or by calling 01865 407792 (office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday).

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