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Take a look at our Christmas gift guide for inspiration.
There are many ways you can support our conservation work this Christmas, from giving the gift of membership to buying from some of the businesses that donate to us with every purchase you make.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust gift membership.
By buying a friend or loved-one a gift membership, you will be helping to support the conservation of bumblebees across the UK.
Giving a gift membership means you will be helping to create communities and countryside which are rich in bumblebees and colourful wildflowers, for everyone to enjoy. Individual membership is just £20 and Family membership is £30, we also have a fantastic Youth membership, which at £12 for the year, is a great way to get children and young people interested in the natural world around them.
Each pack contains a stunning poster, a booklet, postcards, a pack of wildflower seeds, an enamel bumblebee pin badge and a car sticker. Our members' magazine, Buzzword, is sent three times a year and inculdes articles on scientific reasearch, gardening for bumblebees and updates on our projects.
Nula Soy candles.
Each Nula Soy candle is hand-poured in Cheshire, England to the highest possible standards. There is no place in their candles for paraffin waxes or other petroleum products, artificial colours or fragrances. Their certified organic 100% pure oils have all been created using traditional farming methods without the use of pesticides, herbicides or GMs. The range of six organically fragranced candles include Elizabethan Garden, Maui Beach and Blue Mountains. 5% of sales are donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and you can get free UK delivery!
Rosebud Preserves have a simple philosophy, to work with English growers, locally and further afield, with knowledge and passion for their produce. Their range of jams include Apricot and Almond, Brandy and Pear and Gooseberry and Elderflower.
You can also make your own gift box by selecting any three products on their website and if you include a jar of their Yorkshire Honey, we benefit from a 5% donation to support our conservation work across the UK.
Frugi are an organic baby and children’s clothing company that have been supporting us since 2012. So far Frugi have donnated £44,000 to help safeguard the future of the UK’s bumble bees, through the One Percent for the Planet programme.
Amulette is a British jewellery brand whose inspiration and sense of uniqueness is at the heart of everything they do. Colour, movement and nature come together in distinguished and original jewellery designs curated by founder and award winning jewellery designer, Lisa Harris. Lisa has a huge love of bees and Amulette donate 5% of all their bee jewellery sales to support our conservation work.
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. With each online purchase they provide information about the species on the product, along with details about the related charity. They donate 10% of the purchase price of their bee products to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Fiona Rae Jewellery
Fiona Rae Goldsmith & Silversmith has created a series of Bumble Bee Pendants to raise awareness of the decline in bee populations. The bee is Sterling Silver, with hand-applied vitreous enamel. Fiona is offering 3 different bee varieties. “Southern Cuckoo”, which has a dark V shaped colouring on its back. The “Early” Bumble has an orange coloured base on its body. The “Common/Garden” Bee has an easily recognisable white base on its body. 10% of the sales value of these three necklaces will be donated to BBCT.
Ungalli Clothing Co.
Ungalli support us through their 100% organic ‘Bee’ clothing range by donating 50 pence from every sale to support our conservation work. Although they are based in Canada, all orders shipped to the UK are carbon neutral (www.zerofootprint.com).
Sloane Stationery is a personalised range, handmade in England and brought to life with a view on bringing the traditional craft of bookbinding into the 21st century. It is the combination of luxury with a sense of humour that sets Sloane Stationery apart. Sloane Stationery are offering 15% off all orders up until 31 December 2015 and can be used as often as required Use code: Bumblebee 2015 at the checkout. When you buy any item you'll be donating to Bumblebee Conservation trust.
For every Fairtrade ‘Save the bees save the world’ pendant that Pia jewellery sell, they will donate 10% to us, to help save the bees!
Youngsies sell animal themed onesies and costumes for babies and toddlers. They have a super cute bee onesie-costume! They come in sizes from 6 month to 2 years so your little one can buzz around all day. You’ll also find pandas, bears, bunnies, dinosaurs and lots more on the site if you want to grow your zoo! Using the exclusive code “beehappy” Youngsies are offering 10% off their bee onesie. When you buy one you'll be donating to Bumblebee Conservation trust too.
You can support bumblebee conservation whenever you make a purchase from Amazon.co.uk when using our special bumblebee link . We will receive a donation worth 8% of your total purchase, at no extra cost to you! Last year, we raised in excess of £3,500 through this Amazon associate scheme. So, please save the link as a 'favourite' and use it everytime you are shopping via Amazon!
Whenever you buy anything online, such as gifts, insurance, mobile phones, groceries, clothes, books, train tickets and hotel rooms you can raise a free donation for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. There are over 2,700 retailers registered with the site, including John Lewis, eBay, Argos, Marks and Spencer, Apple and Waitrose to name a few. They will all donate a percentage of what you spend to us to say thank you for shopping with them. It’s really that simple!
Here’s how it works:
1. Sign up – go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2P51H7/ and click on the button to sign up. By using this link, we will also benefit from an extra £1 when you make your first donation with easyfundraising.
2. Shop – from the easyfundraising website, search for the retailer you’d like to shop with and click through to the retailer to make your purchase. This tells the retailer you came from easyfundraising. The price is exactly the same as if you’d visited the retailer directly.
3. Get a donation – after you’ve made your purchase, the retailer will give you a cash reward that easyfundraising turns into a donation for Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
No cost, no catch!
Please be assured that using the easyfundraising website will not cost you a penny. There are no catches or hidden charges and Bumblebee Conservation Trust benefits from any donations you make once registered.