Laid hedge © Maurits Fontein
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Protecting Dorset's Hedgerows Appeal

Target: £30000.00
Raised So Far: £10304.00

Why we need your help

This winter we are planning an extensive programme of hedgerow management work on a number of nature reserves, which will cost around £40,000 to complete. Our limited funding for this work comes to an end in December, so we need to secure a further £30,000 to ensure our hedges are maintained in good condition. 

This work includes laying and trimming established hedges and planting new ones. We also need to replace fences associated with hedges, which protect them from livestock whilst they grow and keep the animals in. We will also ensure that some young, emerging native trees are encouraged to grow to maturity. The programme is an expensive and time-consuming operation; requiring our Wardens, volunteer support, tools and training.

Over the next few months we are planning to:

  • Lay 1,060m of hedgerow, spread over six nature reserves
  • Plant two new hedges of 150m length at Happy Bottom nature reserve
  • Trim 3,200m of hedgerow, at seven of our nature reserves
  • Replace or install 1,300m of hedge fencing over 2 reserves
  • Provide hedge laying training events for volunteers

Your donation can make a real difference

  • £10 would pay for 1m of hedge fence to be erected
  • £15 would enable us to trim 5m of hedge
  • £30 would help 2m of hedge to be laid
  • £50 would cover the cost of 4m of new hedge to be planted

All funds raised through this appeal will be spent on our winter programme of hedgerow restoration on our nature reserves. Please help us if you can.

A donation receipt will be sent to you by email once your donation has been processed.

Thank you!

Rob Brunt
Head of Land Management

Raised online:£1265.00
Raised offline:£9039.00
Total giftaid:£273.75

Anonymous donation 15/Nov/2018


Anonymous donation 04/Apr/2018

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid
Frances Mary Baker

I love Dorset

Donated by Frances Mary Baker 05/Mar/2018

Jon Allen

On behalf of my Mum as a mother's day Gift.

Donated by Jon Allen 03/Mar/2018

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Sorry but this is a one-off donation as I already belong to Devon WT! Good luck!

Donated by Rachel 17/Feb/2018

Julie OD

Needed for the wildlife, especially the declining hedgehog

Donated by Julie OD 13/Feb/2018

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 22/Dec/2017

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 01/Jan/2017

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 08/Dec/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 28/Nov/2016

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid
Ian Woosey, Lancashire

In memory of Thomas Hardy, who loved the natural history of Dorset..

Donated by Ian Woosey, Lancashire 28/Nov/2016

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 20/Nov/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 16/Nov/2016


Happy to support your great work protecting Dorset's hedgerows & wildlife. Making this in loving memory of my husband, Mick (on the left in the photo accompanying this appeal) who passed away in April. He so enjoyed the time he spent volunteering with the DWT (Kingscombe) before ill-health prevented him from continuing. Loving you forever Mick - and we're still enjoying Dorset's wonderful wildlife! From all your family xxx

Donated by Jill 10/Nov/2016


Donated by Anonymous 09/Nov/2016

£250.00 + £62.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 07/Nov/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
Leon Coates

So proud of all the volunteering work my dad did to support the Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Donated by Leon Coates 05/Nov/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Ella Coates

In loving memory of my Dad - Mick Coates who volunteered for DWT & really enjoyed his time supporting this charity. Keep up the great work & thanks to all for being so welcoming.

Donated by Ella Coates 05/Nov/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Rachel Wolsey

Donated by Rachel Wolsey 05/Nov/2016

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 05/Nov/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 05/Nov/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Donated by Gary 05/Nov/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 05/Nov/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Stephane Dudart

Proud to help.

Donated by Stephane Dudart 04/Nov/2016


Anonymous donation 03/Nov/2016


Anonymous donation 03/Nov/2016

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Hi _- I am a member of Devon Wildlife but heard about your appeal

Anonymous donation 02/Nov/2016


Anonymous donation 31/Oct/2016

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

I hope that the improved hedge rows will help reduce the decline in hedgehog numbers.

Donated by Louise 30/Oct/2016

£30.00 + £7.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 30/Oct/2016

£5.00 + £1.25 Gift Aid

Donated by paul 29/Oct/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 29/Oct/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 27/Oct/2016

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Anonymous donation 25/Oct/2016


Anonymous donation 25/Oct/2016

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid
Al Cook

Donated by Al Cook 24/Oct/2016

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid
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