15 July 2010

Frogs and toads in Scotland need your help!

Froglife has had success with a really exciting bid for £190,000 landfill tax credit funding in Scotland. The project aims to restore and revamp urban ponds in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, based on the model of our Living Waters work in London.

Urban ponds become important hubs for all sorts of animals, creating a wild oasis for creatures to hide, eat and breed. This new project will benefit a variety of wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians, and also give local young people a chance to meet some of these charismatic water-loving creatures for the first time.

Glasgow Living Water Officer Eilidh Spence is looking forward to the project expanding further into Scotland. "I've been working on lots of ponds around Glasgow, and there are so many more habitats that could do with some TLC," explains Eilidh. "This funding will mean that we can work on enhancing new sites and employ more Froglife staff to engage with the public and raise the profile of amphibians and reptiles in the central belt of Scotland."

However, to unlock this fantastic amount of money we need £21,000 third party funding. So, we are getting our fundraising hats on! And we need your help.

Donations of any size will help towards the final amount we need. Perhaps you fancy getting sponsored for a run or a swim, growing a moustache or shaving your head, holding a coffee morning or a frog themed party? Is your business looking for a worthy wildlife cause to support? Could you have a non-uniform day or a dress-down Friday in the name of new ponds?

Whatever takes your fancy, you can donate online here, or send a cheque to Froglife, 2A Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, PE1 5TX. We can also send you a sponsorship form or some extra ideas for fun activities if you need them.

Thank you for your help!

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