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We always need funds for our work in saving the iconic Turtle Dove from extinction in the UK. Any financial contribution you can make will help us enormously in securing their long-term future.


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Gift Aid It!Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows TURTLE DOVE TRUST to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to TURTLE DOVE TRUST we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like TURTLE DOVE TRUST to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that TURTLE DOVE TRUST will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When TURTLE DOVE TRUST receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

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Donation Total: £50.00

£50 to Help Raise Turtle Doves

The Trust’s Java and Turtle Doves are fed a balanced diet of mixed seeds which includes many of the varieties they would naturally find in the wild. The Trust annually uses several tonnes of this expensive mixture.

£100 to Help Purchase & Construct Pens

Our pre-release enclosures are designed to allow the young Turtle Doves maximum visibility, enabling them to become orientated before being released. By using Polytunnel hoops, covered with a strong soft net, the birds are afforded a safe and well protected temporary environment. Each enclosure costs around £2,500 to construct.

£250 to Help Purchase Trackers

Once the Turtle Doves are released into the wild precise tracking information can be obtained from GPS and Satellite ‘PTT’ tags fitted to individual Doves. Although available and a much-needed option, they have a high cost.