Fraser's campaign for LAVELL'S WETLAND TRUST

Will you please join me in making a huge difference at Lea Farm Lake?

I'm raising money for Lavell's Wetland Trust to build an awesome new bird watching hide overlooking our fabulous new marsh in the North East corner.

Our journey has been one success after another...please join me in being part of the next chapter.

I've been visiting Dinton Pastures since 1980, I became involved with the formation of Friends of Lavell's Lake (FOLL) as a concept in 1982, I drew the first scrape in 1984, then Tern Scrape in 1987 and was involved in many other ways after.

Fast forward to 2000 and I became chair of FOLL and have worked tirelessly to grow the charity, increase our audience, make families welcome, whilst focused on the managing, protecting and expanding our wetland habitats and Phragmites reed beds. 

I was instrumental in forging a relationship with Summerleaze Ltd and secured a tenancy agreement for the charity to manage the habitat with bird watching access from 2006. In 2009 we got an agreement to build a 'subscription hide' and Ron Bryant worked with his friends to build and fund it.

In 2014 we got permission to excavate the South West bay of Lea Farm Lake to create a shallow marsh, which has transformed it and now attracts so many birds.

In 2018 Ron Bryant took us into a new era by purchasing Lea Farm Lake and we formed a new charity Lavell's Wetland Trust - LWT so he could legally give is to our charity.

LWT qualified for a £42,000 Network Rail grant to create a huge new Phragmites reed bed and a marsh three times larger than anywhere else in the area and we commence excavation in August 2020.

All we need now is a hide to enjoy viewing the birds and other wildlife from and we already have around £8,000 of the £28,000 we need. 

Thank you in advance for your contribution, by all of us working together we will achieve our goal and have the two best bird watching hides in Berkshire, so more local people can visit and enjoy the thriving wildlife we provide a home for
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Fraser Cottington
Woodley, South East England, United Kingdom
Registered nonprofit
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