Month: November 2013

Help Ulster Wildlife Feed the Birds

00News November, 13

Leading local wildlife charity, Ulster Wildlife has launched an exciting new fundraising initiative designed to get local people engaged with nature.

The sachets feature an endearing image of people and birds living happily together which was drawn by a local girl called Anna who is aged 6 from County Antrim. Her drawing was selected as the winner of a children’s art competition, run by Ulster Wildlife in conjunction with IKEA Belfast during their Super Thursdays event which ran over July and August this year.

Gary Withers, Managing Director at Peninsula Print & Design explains why we decided to sponsor this project. He had this to say…“We are great admirers of the work of Ulster Wildlife, from our long association with the charity we know that they work really hard to protect local wildlife and wild spaces. We hope this fundraiser does very well and that everyone who can, will give a pound to help Ulster Wildlife and our local bird population”.

You can pick up your Feed the Birds sachet at any till point in IKEA Belfast during November and December 2013 or you can also purchase it at the Ulster Wildlife online shop.

Feed the Birds

00News November, 13

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Ulster Wildlife  are delighted to announce that two of Ulster Wildlife’s longstanding corporate supporters, IKEA Belfast and Peninsula Print & Design will be joining forces this Winter to encourage local people to ‘Feed the Birds’.

Peninsula Print & Design have kindly sponsored the cost of production of thousands of small sachets of wild bird seed, which will be available for the public to pick up at IKEA Belfast till points during November and December 2013 for a suggested donation of £1.

Gary Withers, Managing Director at Peninsula Print & Design explains why their company decided to sponsor this project. He said “We are great admirers of the work of Ulster Wildlife, from our long association with the charity we know that they work really hard to protect local wildlife and wild spaces, so we are only to happy to help them out with this fundraiser and we hope it does very well and that everyone who can will give a pound to help Ulster Wildlife and our local bird population”.

This brand new fundraising initiative is designed to encourage people and in particular children to spare a thought for our feathered friends during the cold harsh Winter months and to do something practical to support them.

The sachets feature an endearing image of people and birds living happily together which was drawn by Anna Jardine aged 6. Her drawing was selected as the winner of a children’s art competition that had been run by Ulster Wildlife in conjunction with IKEA Belfast in their store during their Super Thursdays event which runs every Thursday in July and August. Children visiting the store got the chance to take part in free children’s craft activities facilitated by Ulster Wildlife staff and were then encouraged to send into Ulster Wildlife a drawing of birds.

Lynn Campbell, Marketing Manager at IKEA Belfast, was delighted with the response to the competition and the quality of the entries submitted, she said “IKEA Belfast always likes to make sure that families visit the store that the children have an enjoyable time. We lovel to see Ulster Wildlife coming in to do nature activities with children as it always goes down very well. It was lovely to see so many children taking the time to send in their drawings of birds for this competition. The standard of entries was very high and it was very difficult to pick a winner, but Anna’s drawing was just so positive and friendly and what stood out for me was that it showed people and wildlife being happy together so it was an obvious choice for this promotion”.

Ulster Wildlife is calling on all our members to support this Fundraiser, either by nipping into IKEA and picking up a sachet at the till, or you can also purchase Feed the Birds sachets via the Ulster Wildlife online shop, just visit http://www.ulsterwildlife.org/shop