Festive cards will support Devon wildlife

PUBLISHED: 11:47 24 November 2014

Devon Wildlife Trust raises funds through Christmas card and calendar sales

Devon Wildlife Trust raises funds through Christmas card and calendar sales


Buying cards from Devon Wildlife Trust will support the charity’s work in the county

A handsome barn owl and a squirrel in the snow are just two images a local wildlife charity has chosen for its 2014 Christmas cards.

Devon Wildlife Trust has been fundraising through Christmas card sales for many years and in 2013, nearly £6,000 was raised to support its vital work for local wildlife. In the past money raised has been used for vital projects including to providing winter homes for Devon’s dormice and restoring wild flower meadows for butterflies and bees.

This year, Devon Wildlife Trust has added a number of new lines. A brightly coloured Kingfisher and a snowy Cow join the Barn Owl and Squirrel along with the popular multi-image card. The Wildlife Trusts 2015 calendar is also available and features 13 stunning images of the UK’s wildlife. Orders can be made online, by phone or by post.

Devon Wildlife Trust is also offering a special Christmas gift for countryside lovers. A year’s membership of Devon Wildlife Trust provides the opportunity for countless free days out in some of Devon’s most stunning landscapes. As an extra Christmas offer, gift membership also includes a choice of free illustrated book.

Devon Wildlife Trust is also urging people to think of treating the wildlife-lovers in their life with a very special Christmas gift. Adopting a species makes an unusual present. Choices include bee, hedgehog, bat, otter, dormouse and dolphin – with the recipient receiving a cute soft toy, activity book, fact sheet and more.

Jasmine Atkinson, DWT’s Communications Assistant said: “Our Christmas card orders have already started to come in and the new designs are proving popular. Buying cards and calendars from Devon Wildlife Trust is a great way to help wildlife from the comfort of your living room!”

Cards are printed on sustainably sourced card and really show off some of Devon’s best-loved animals. All the profits from the sales of Devon Wildlife Trust’s cards and gifts go directly to support its work for the county’s wildlife.

People who wish to purchase cards should visit the charity’s website or call Devon Wildlife Trust on 01392 279244. The cards are also available through the Cards for Good Causes outlets across the county and from The Trust’s Cricklepit Mill headquarters in Exeter.

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