41%
£3719.28
raised of £9000.00 target
by 98 supporters

Save The Home Of Our Red Squirrels

Red squirrels were once a common sight in the UK, but have been driven to the brink of extinction. We urgently need your help to repair their home at Wildwood Escot, so they can bring hope for the conservation of this iconic species.

The walk-through is the only place in Devon where you can see red squirrels in their natural habitat. It plays a vital role in our conservation program and we urgently need your help to keep it safe for our squirrels and open to visitors!

Donate now to help our red squirrels


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Wildwood has been successfully breeding red squirrels in captivity for over 20 years. We send up to 10 juveniles every year for release into the wild. Our squirrels are part of vital release programmes across Anglesey and mainland Wales. These reintroductions have helped hundreds of red squirrels reclaim their woodland homes.

The native red squirrel has been extinct in the wild in Devon for more than 50 years. Vastly outnumbered by the invasive grey squirrel, it could be completely wiped out in Britain by 2030 without immediate intervention. With your support future generations will be able to see this beautiful animal in the wild.

Restoring the squirrel's home will also enable us to support a second threatened species and introduce some new neighbours. Pond turtle numbers have been decimated and this species is likely to be facing extinction in the near future without immediate help.

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As part of our red squirrel walkway refurbishment, we plan to construct a variety of ponds, basking areas, woodland nesting grounds and a protected nursery for young turtles, to create an ideal habitat in which they can flourish.

Your support will help two endangered species enjoy a beautiful new home.

This restoration will help to ensure that our visitors can continue to safely enjoy the woodland walk-through, while having the unique opportunity to learn about and see both of these species in their natural environment.

To make this possible, we need your help now!

We need to complete this work before spring to minimise the disruption to our squirrels before their breeding season begins.

No matter how much you can spare, your support is invaluable in helping us to protect British wildlife for future generations and we can't thank you enough.

If we exceed our target, any additional donations will be put towards protecting, conserving and rewilding British wildlife. Please see our terms and conditions here.

Contact details

Key Contact : Sarah Anstee
Email : appeals@wildwoodtrust.org
Telephone : 01227712111

Supporters

Donation by Penelope Rowe
£5.00
on 11th February 2022 7:50 AM

Donation by Mr. Michael Hill
£10.00
on 11th February 2022 8:54 AM

Donation by Mr. Paul Steven
£20.00
on 11th February 2022 8:30 AM

Donation by Sue and Andy
£25.00
on 11th February 2022 9:18 PM

Donation by Bear Rabka
£20.00
on 11th February 2022 9:40 AM

Donation by Mrs. Jane Macpherson
£20.00
on 12th February 2022 9:42 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£15.00
on 15th February 2022 2:52 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 15th February 2022 3:21 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£20.00
on 15th February 2022 3:42 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 16th February 2022 9:00 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 16th February 2022 10:24 AM

Donation by Brian Rees
£10.00
on 16th February 2022 10:30 AM

Good luck with the project.

Donation by Neo
£10.00
on 16th February 2022 10:50 AM

Good luck and you're doing fabulous work there.

Donation by Jill Entwistle
£20.00
on 16th February 2022 12:26 PM

Donation by Roxy
£25.00
on 16th February 2022 3:06 PM

Good luck reaching your target. Nature needs all the help it can get!

Donation by Mike Purwanan
£10.00
on 15th February 2022 3:52 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£710.00
on 17th February 2022 9:29 AM

Best wishes for your target. My donation of Seven Hundred and Ten Pounds has made it to your first Thousand Pounds.

Donation by Lizzy
£10.00
on 17th February 2022 12:02 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£100.00
on 17th February 2022 2:53 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£100.00
on 17th February 2022 4:04 PM

Donation by S Dyer
£10.00
on 17th February 2022 9:35 PM

I try to give a little to as many wildlife charities as possible as our natural world is in need of massive help right now.

Donation by Nicky T
£10.00
on 17th February 2022 9:53 PM

We love your red squirrels xx

Donation by Jan
£10.00
on 17th February 2022 10:50 PM

Good luck ????

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 18th February 2022 7:52 AM

Donation by Colin Hughes
£50.00
on 18th February 2022 10:59 AM

Hoping you raise what you need and looking forward to seeing the results at Escot. Good luck!

Donation by Anonymous
£20.00
on 18th February 2022 7:36 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 18th February 2022 8:30 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£10.00
on 20th February 2022 8:55 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£10.00
on 20th February 2022 8:57 AM

Donation by Sue and Andy
£25.00
on 20th February 2022 10:41 AM

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£50.00
on 20th February 2022 12:13 PM

Donation by Jan Colbourne
£25.00
on 21st February 2022 6:26 AM

Donation by Mr. Steven Baxter
£50.00
on 21st February 2022 11:35 AM

Donation by Mrs. Christine Osborne
£10.00
on 21st February 2022 11:40 AM

Donation by Ms. Sally Hansford
£15.00
on 21st February 2022 11:43 AM

Donation by Gill Crowe
£50.00
on 24th February 2022 1:24 PM

Very good luck with raising this money to further your excellent work.

Donation by Holly Leadbetter
£10.00
on 22nd February 2022 1:48 PM

Donation by Becky Langford
£10.00
on 22nd February 2022 1:50 PM

Donation by Mr. Dennis Glanville
£25.00
on 25th February 2022 1:44 PM

Donation by Mr. David Robertson
£100.00
on 25th February 2022 3:57 PM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 26th February 2022 10:36 AM

Donation by Carla Julier
£5.00
on 28th February 2022 12:12 PM

Donation by Mrs M A Morgan
£5.00
on 3rd March 2022 11:14 AM

Donation by Mr. Andrew Saunders
£10.00
on 5th March 2022 10:40 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£25.00
on 5th March 2022 11:31 AM

Donation by Joe Leigh
£25.00
on 8th March 2022 9:12 AM

Good luck with the fundraiser - thankyou for all the important work you do!

Donation by Tracey Madden
£20.00
on 6th March 2022 9:14 AM

Donation by Elizabeth Suffolk
£5.00
on 9th March 2022 2:11 PM

Good luck to your red squirrels. Thankyou for helping them.

Donation by Robert Swift
£10.00
on 9th March 2022 6:31 PM

Good luck you are doing a great job

Donation by Terence Impett
£25.00
on 9th March 2022 6:32 PM

We need more Reds in this world, so much nicer then the greys.

Donation by John & Nic B
£25.00
on 9th March 2022 10:57 PM

Donation by Sharon Wingate
£10.00
on 10th March 2022 8:45 AM

Keep up the good work!

Donation by Mrs. Angela Daymond
£20.00
on 9th March 2022 9:38 AM

Donation by Mike Boots
£20.00
on 9th March 2022 9:42 AM

Donation by Sarah Allen
£25.00
on 10th March 2022 10:30 AM

Donation by Mrs. Pauline Wade
£20.00
on 11th March 2022 11:21 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£20.00
on 11th March 2022 2:15 PM

Donation by Women's Institute
£45.00
on 11th March 2022 9:35 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£60.00
on 14th March 2022 4:05 PM

Donation by Nicola Grant
£25.00
on 15th March 2022 8:56 AM

So wonderful to see the red squirrels close up

Donation by Jill Denning
£10.00
on 15th March 2022 3:59 PM

Donation by Mrs. Stephanie Ariss-Barker
£10.00
on 16th March 2022 10:17 AM

Donation by Mrs. Sheila Rose
£10.00
on 16th March 2022 1:35 PM

Donation by Mrs. Janet Griffiths
£50.00
on 15th March 2022 9:37 AM

Donation by Mr R T McLennan
£20.00
on 7th March 2022 9:48 AM

Donation by Karen Grassie
£25.00
on 18th March 2022 12:23 PM

Donation by Victoria Crossley
£25.00
on 22nd March 2022 6:37 PM

Donation by Miss Morris
£5.00
on 28th March 2022 6:23 PM

I personally love red squirrels and have visited both woods just to see them.

Donation by Queen Ynci
£5.00
on 28th March 2022 6:31 PM

Donation by Marc Sandifer
£10.00
on 28th March 2022 8:05 PM

Donation by Samantha Richardson
£10.00
on 28th March 2022 9:13 PM

Donation by Angela
£20.00
on 29th March 2022 6:19 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£50.00
on 29th March 2022 8:26 AM

In support of your valuable work in conserving red squirrels.

Donation by Mary Kidd
£25.00
on 29th March 2022 10:20 AM

keep up the god work. It is imperative that these little creatures be returned to the wild where they should be living.

Donation by Anonymous
£20.00
on 29th March 2022 11:59 AM

Keep up the excellent work!

Donation by Revd Robert A. Canham
£25.00
on 29th March 2022 2:10 PM

Donation by Clare Benfield
£25.00
on 29th March 2022 2:50 PM

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£25.00
on 30th March 2022 6:21 AM

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£40.00
on 30th March 2022 7:46 AM

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£25.00
on 31st March 2022 10:44 AM

Donation by Ms. Jane Tilling
£20.00
on 31st March 2022 1:15 PM

Donation by Nigel Miller
£50.00
on 1st April 2022 9:05 AM

Donation by Anonymous
£236.28
on 31st March 2022 9:52 AM

Donation by Andrew Hards
£10.00
on 4th April 2022 2:18 PM

Donation by Alison Day
£25.00
on 9th April 2022 2:44 PM

Sounds wonderful. We so enjoy the red squirrel enclosure and will look forward to seeing the turtles.

Donation by Mr. Erik Lundbom
£25.00
on 13th April 2022 5:32 PM

Donation by Rob Wallis
£10.00
on 14th April 2022 6:05 AM

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£25.00
on 14th April 2022 7:56 AM

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£5.00
on 14th April 2022 3:05 PM

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£25.00
on 14th April 2022 4:44 PM

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£25.00
on 15th April 2022 10:40 AM

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£13.00
on 30th April 2022 2:01 PM

Donation by Mr. Stephen Cleverly
£20.00
on 21st April 2022 12:14 PM

Donation by Antonia Dewhurst
£5.00
on 22nd April 2022 12:12 PM

I love red squirrels and want to help them.

Donation by Mrs M A Morgan
£10.00
on 25th April 2022 11:39 AM

Donation by Shirley Kane
£10.00
on 16th May 2022 1:59 PM

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£500.00
on 20th May 2022 10:09 AM

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£100.00
on 14th July 2022 12:48 PM