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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is our charity of the year for 2021
16 Feb 2021 10:32:29
We are pleased to announce that the Bumblebee Conservation Trust is our charity of the year for the second year running. We are raising money to help fund the important work they do to address the decline in bumblebee populations and will be donating 25p for every pair of our bestselling Holly or Richie slippers you buy this year.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the plight of the bumblebee. In the last 80 years the UK's bumblebee population has crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically. Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. The Trust has a vision to create a world where bumblebees are thriving and valued. Their mission is to address the decline in bumblebee populations by increasing and restoring their habitats and there is a good commercial reason for doing so as pollinators are essential for our short and long-term food production.
"Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers and provide a vital “free-bee” role in pollinating much of the food on our plates, wildflowers and fruits. However, bumblebees need our help and our business supporters play a key role in this by supporting our work,” says Tessa Brooks, Fundraising Officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
“Cosyfeet became a supporter last year and their contribution, enthusiasm and interest in bumblebees has already raised over £6,700! We are thrilled they have chosen to continue to support the Trust in 2021. Cosyfeet are helping us continue our activities to create, maintain and conserve bumblebee-friendly habitat in the UK and raise awareness of the importance of these fuzzy little winged warriors, and I am very much looking forward to collaborating with them this year.”
“Bees are an important pollinator and fertilise much of the food that we eat as well as many flowering plants. Without bees the world would look very different and change our lives enormously,” says Andrew Peirce, Managing Director of Cosyfeet.
“The work that the Bumblebee Conservation Trust carries out is vitally important and ultimately affects all of us, so we are very pleased to support them again in 2021.”