Engraved bird plaques are now available to purchase to support the fundraising campaign for the aviary in Bournemouth’s lower gardens.
You can celebrate an occasion, remember a loved one or simply support the rebuild of the aviary by purchasing an engraved bird plaque.
The plaques are available in three sizes, a small bird is £25, medium bird £50 and a large parrot is £100.
The aviary birds are all rehomed rescue birds, and the project is funded entirely by donation with volunteers running the site.
We are fundraising for the rebuild, which already has planning permission at its current Pine Walk site.
Cathi Farrer, our manager said, “Our engraved bird plaques are the perfect way for our local community to support the rebuild of the aviary.
“We’ve now raised £103,769 towards our £200,000 target. Lots of fundraising activities have been run by the local community and organisations recently to help us reach our target.
“One local community member, Ben Williams, even shaved off his five-year-old beard and raised £285 for us!”
Karen Doran, a volunteer at the aviary who’s recently purchased an engraved bird plaque said, “Having previously been a regular volunteer to the aviary, I realise the importance of having a new one built for the health and wellbeing of all the birds housed there.
“I have recently purchased some plaques in memory of lost loved ones and also to welcome new additions.
“Seeing the bird plaques hung on the aviary panelling, gives me great pleasure knowing that I am helping to boost the target for the funds required.”
Councillor Hazel Allan who’s supporting the fundraising activities said, “This is another great initiative to help fund the refurbishment of the aviary, which offers a home to rescue birds.
“There’s lots of research evidencing the health and wellbeing benefits, particularly mental health, to bird therapy and being outside in nature.
“Let’s help to ensure this attraction, which is a big part of Bournemouth’s heritage, is rebuilt as soon as possible.”
You can purchase an engraved bird or donate online at bit.ly/BPFaviary.