A crowdfunded Christmas Appeal launched by upland wildlife conservation charity Hen Harrier Action to fund satellite tags for young Hen Harriers exceeded the ambitious £12,000 target in only eight days.
The appeal, set up by Hen Harrier Action trustee Jonathan Wilson, aimed to raise enough money to fund four tags, which will be fitted next Spring by experts from the RSPB. Since the launch, money has poured in, and more than 500 donors have so far raised over £12,900.
Wilson, a volunteer with the charity who works full-time as a Communications Specialist with an international environmental organisation, said “I am absolutely delighted by the success of our Hen Harrier Action Christmas fundraising appeal. The generous donations we have received from our supporters speak volumes about their commitment to protecting these majestic birds and ensuring that their future in the UK is secure. We are incredibly grateful for their support.”