Hi, I'm Lizzie Barker and I'm the founder and director of Creature Candy. After working for four years as a licensed consultant ecologist specialising in bats, I found a gap in the market for a brand which not only offered a range of timeless, stylish, British-made products, but one that also raised awareness of Britain's declining wildlife species and raised money for the conservation of these species. So I created Creature Candy. At a time when much of Britain’s wildlife is in dramatic decline, my company helps make a difference and will hopefully inspire others to do the same.
About Creature Candy:
Creature Candy was created to raise awareness of Britain's declining & protected wildlife species, to inspire people to take active roles in conservation and to help raise funds for the charities that endeavour to conserve our wildlife. Creature Candy proudly donates 10% of the sale price of every product sold to six different British wildlife charities, including Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, British Trust for Ornithology, People's Trust for Endangered Species and Red Squirrel Survival Trust.
With each online purchase we provide information about the species on the product, along with details about the related charity. All our products are designed and made in the UK and we firmly believe in supporting UK businesses.
As well as supporting wildlife charities, we have made a step towards supporting children's charities, particularly those that help children connect with nature. This is the basis of this crowdfunding campaign which we hope you will find exciting and very worth while.
Why We Are Crowdfunding (In a Nut Shell):
We would love your support to help us launch a new range of 'Love Nature' tote bags, which are available in green and grey. 10% of the sale prices of these bags will be donated to Greenfingers - a charity that creates gardens for children in hospices.
Who Are Greenfingers?:
Greenfingers are a national charity (charity number 1076640) dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. They create beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.
Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious. Greenfingers help make this a reality.
To find out more about this fantastic charity please click here.
Our Gift To You:
By placing a pre-order for one of our bags which cost £20, we will donate £2 of this to Greenfingers. As a thank you for your support to help us launch these bags, we will also give you a free tin of wildflower seedballs to plant in your garden worth £6.50.
If you love our idea but do not wish to purchase a bag, than you can still support us and Greenfingers by placing a donation for either £10 or £5. We appreciate all the help we can get!
The 'Love Nature' Bag:
Our bags are made of thick cotton canvas, are unlined and come in either grey or green. The bag measures 36.5 x 26.5cm, with a generous gusset of 12.5cm. The long handles allow you to carry the bag on your shoulder or in your hand. They can be machine washed at 30 degrees. This, and all our Creature Candy products are designed and made in the UK.
When Will You Receive Your Rewards?:
Our first order of bags will arrive in the Creature Candy office at the end of October. Your bag and seedballs will then be beautifully gift wrapped and posted to you within the first two weeks of November. They will make the perfect Christmas presents for friends and family, whilst supporting a fabulous charity!
Why Should You Support Us?:
By supporting us you will not only be contributing to the funds desperately needed by Greenfingers, you will also be supporting a small business that dedicates its time to raising awareness of Britain's declining wildlife species, and raising funds for British wildlife charities, including Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and People's Trust for Endangered Species.
Please visit our website to see more of our products and find out a little bit more about us - www.creaturecandy.co.uk
We are proud to be supported and endorsed by two tv presenters and naturalists - Chris Packham and Nick Baker.
“Mugs - we love them. They do more than hold tea, they say who we are and Creature Candy’s say we care. And they do too as they donate real cash to really good charities and that makes everything taste better.”
"I can't live without tea or moths and with this beauty of a mug I can indulge both passions at the same time, often while sorting through a moth trap or tending to my caterpillars! If you're a fan of moths like me, then this mug is a must and of course the extra sweetener in your tea is that for every mug sold you're contributing directly to the charity Butterfly Conservation - who also look after moths!"
A Final Thank You:
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our crowdfunding campaign details. We do hope you can support us and Greenfingers, and that together we can create something wonderful for children and wildlife.
Lizzie - Director, Creature Candy
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