We rely on the support of our members and upon grants and donations; we are very grateful to all our funders and supporters.
From joining us as a member, volunteering to donating, shopping to leaving a gift in your Will, support us and play your part in helping wildlife across Worcestershire. There are many ways to get involved and help to support our work across the county and help wildlife near you.
We are very lucky to have the support of some of our local businesses. These farm shops have been supporting us for over 5 years now by kindly selling our Christmas cards over the festive period: Clive’s Fruit Farm, Chadbury Farm Shop, Gwillam’s Farm Shop, Upton Snodsbury Post Office, The Pump House Environment Centre and The Fold.
Book our meeting rooms
We have four fully-equipped rooms at Lower Smite Farm that are suitable for conferences, meetings or family occasions. Based just one mile from Junction 6 of the M5, Lower Smite Farm is easily accessible and is a beautiful venue with gardens and a farm trail for your delegates or guests to explore.
Why not take a closer look at our conference venue and meeting rooms pages.
We have a range of gifts, books, cards and calendars in our online shop. All profits raised help wildlife right here in Worcestershire.
Keep your bird feeders topped up
At Lower Smite Farm we stock a selection of bird food from conservation award-winning Vine House Farm Bird Foods. If you can't get to us in office hours, you can buy seed, fatballs and more from Vine House Farm Bird Foods and have it delivered to your door.
Raise money while you shop
We are registered with several websites who donate money every time you buy through them at no extra cost to you - just nominate Worcestershire Wildlife Trust as your chosen charity:
We have gratefully received some remarkable donations of valuable zoological, botanical, ecological, geological, or general scientific interest books that have gone into our own library or been auctioned to raise funds that make a real difference to what the Trust can achieve.
If you think your books are of special zoological, botanical, ecological, geological, or general scientific interest value and you would like to donate them to the Trust please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Book Donations and a description of the collection; if it’s one or a few books, please provide details of individual titles, authors, date and condition. We will come back to you as soon as we can to make arrangements for collection or give further advice.
Before you get in touch…
In the current climate the general second-hand book market does not appear to be moving quickly. As a result, our offices at Lower Smite Farm are overflowing with donated books about wildlife and nature.
Before you consider donating your books to the Trust we would ask that you assess them with these questions in mind:
- Are they of special zoological, botanical, ecological, geological, or general scientific interest value? If so, they could be appropriate for the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust library or be worthwhile selling at auction.
- Are they in good condition but part of incomplete sets or not out of the ordinary?
- Are they general guides and general nature books that have been well loved and used? The most loved and used guides could be valuable for other enthusiasts who browse the shelves of your local charity shops.
- Books can be expensive to post and to handle and transport in numbers so it pays to be realistic about the most cost-effective way of dealing with them. The best option may be for you to sell to a local book dealer or auction - you may wish to kindly donate all or some of the proceeds to the Trust.
- We have some regular givers who donate sums from books (or other items) that they sell on Ebay.
How do you find out if your book is of special zoological, botanical, ecological, geological, or general scientific interest value?
- You can check the value of your books online. AbeBooks is a useful site where you can check values and compare the condition of your own volumes.
- If you have a large collection of books it may be worth asking a local second-hand book dealer to assess them for you or check with auction houses in your area to see whether they provide free valuations.
- Book dealers can offer very useful advice on what is saleable and may make you an offer for all or part of your collection depending on their interests.
- Auction houses work on taking a percentage of the sale and will do their best to assemble interesting lots and give you realistic estimates of value.
Book your wildlife holiday
Would you like to raise money for the Trust whilst enjoying the spring flowers of the Burren or Mallorca, birdwatching on the Isle of Mull or from your houseboat in the Romanian Danube Delta or enjoying a ‘trip of a lifetime’ in Chile?
Wildlife Travel has been organising wildlife holidays in the UK and worldwide since 1988, with the aim of supporting nature conservation. Wildlife Travel's profits are donated to Wildlife Trusts and they will make a donation to our Trust if you travel with them.
Their trips are ideal for Trust members, whether travelling as individuals, couples or friends, and focus on various interests including birds, flowers, other wildlife, landscape and culture.
No previous knowledge is needed and the pace is comfortable with a good standard of accommodation and travel.
Opticron and The Wildlife Trusts have an exciting range of binoculars for wildlife-watchers. The Oregon range of binoculars are branded with our badger logo; for every pair sold a donation will be made to The Wildlife Trusts. Worcester-based shop The Birder's Store will donate 10% direct to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust for every pair they sell. Visit The Birder's Store online shop or drop into see them in King Charles Place, St Johns, Worcester.