So this blog entry is the first of 2009 to invite you to make a contribution.
The Derbyshire Wildlife Trust (one of the three project partners) is a registered charity and a 'not for profit' organisation. As such it is the best recipient of funds for the project. The Trust holds the funds and then pays the bills on behalf of all three partners.
Fortunately we received one large four-figure anonymous donation early on in the project's life which really set us up. That money is now exhausted as are the donations received last summer. So we do need new donations now to help us pay our expenses this summer. Two generous donations, from Jennie in Hong Kong and Roger in Austria, have set the ball rolling even before we asked!
Rest assured that any money given to the Wildlife Trust will be used only to support this project. We display an annual list of donors (but not the amount) on the project home page, but gifts can be anonymous if you wish.
All donations, however small or large, are acknowledged either by email or letter. You can donate in one of the following ways:
Post a cheque made payable to DWT to the Trust at East Mill, Belper, DE56 1XH including a covering note stating that your donation is for the peregrine project and your address so we can thank you.
Ring the Trust office in office hours (01773 881188) and make a payment over the phone by debit/credit card.
UK Taxpayers only: you can greatly increase your donation by filling out a Gift Aid form whereby the tax people give the Trust a further 25% of the value of your donation. The form can be sent by email or through the post…just ask.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org asking for the codes you need so that you bank can transfer money to the DWT account. (Unfortunately Gift Aid does not apply unless you are a tax payer in the UK.)
Donors from most overseas countries can also ring the Trust (on 011 44 1773 881188 ) to pay by credit card......as long as you can work out when the office is open of course!
It helps if you would clearly mark on your payment that it is intended for use by the Peregrine Project, either in the current financial year or carried forward, if unspent.
Payments should only be made to one of the three Project Partners. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is best placed for this. Please note that no other organisation or website is authorised to collect funds on our behalf.
Thank you in advance,
Nick Brown (DWT)
Ps. The Trust office is open until Thursday 3pm but then closed for Easter until Tuesday 14th April.