The Raptor Foundation

by The Raptor Foundation in Woodhurst, England, United Kingdom

The Raptor Foundation

Total raised £1,689

raised so far

+ est. £308.75 Gift Aid



To enable our centre to continue its vital work whilst we remain closed due to the Covid 19 outbreak.

by The Raptor Foundation in Woodhurst, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 27th May 2020 we'd raised £1,584 with 68 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for  millions of British charities, which is going to make it very challenging for us to survive.

The Raptor Foundation receives no government funding. Instead, we rely upon entry fees, fees for school visits and similar, and donations. At the present time, we are closed to visitors due to Covid 19, and are unable to carry out any visits, therefore, we are not currently receiving any income. 

We have approximately 180 resident birds of prey on site, along with a variety of reptiles and other small animals. In addition, we operate a hospital on site, into which we accept wild injured birds of prey, which means that at any one time, we can have numerous non-resident birds awaiting treatment, rehabilitation and release.

As I am sure you can appreciate, we still have considerable running costs that cannot be scaled down. Apart from staffing, our main costs are food and veterinary bills. We are managing to cope currently, but anticipate that this will become more and more difficult the longer we are forced to remain closed.

PLEASE could you carefully consider helping us to tide us over this very difficult time. Apart from the very important rescue and rehabilitation work we do, we have offered hundreds of young people work experience over the years, together with opportunities for the pupils of a school for children with special needs that we partner with. It is vital that we are able to continue this work, but in order to do so, we need to be able to ride this current crisis. 

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.


This project offered rewards

£100 or more


Pledge £100 today and we'll reward you with a plaque commemorating your/your business's donation on or near a new aviary. PLEDGE NOW> CLAIM LATER

£10 or more

£10 Donation

Spare us a tenner to help a business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

Show your support

Payment and personal details are protected