It’s that ‘batty’ time of the year when bats (and batty-themed décor) are ‘hanging around’ in many shops, supermarkets and fancy dress suppliers as we approach Halloween. Bats are so much more than just a spooky little decoration though! They are unique mammals who are essential for our environment but their numbers are on the decline so they really do need all the support they can get. With this in mind, the Bat Conservation Trust has created a brand new Halloween Fundraising Pack!
However, Halloween can often perpetuate some of the misconceptions about bats but it is also an opportunity to celebrate how wonderful bats are and make more people aware of this. Although real bats across the UK may well be hibernating during Halloween (depending on how cold it is), they are included, along with owls, crows and spiders, as being the traditional ‘spooky’ creatures to be seen during Halloweeen. Bats are really misunderstood and undervalued and are much more than a scarey Halloween decoration. With this in mind, the Bat Conservation Trust are asking everyone to make this a very positive Halloween for bats. You can do this by raising awareness of bats and also funds to help with their conservation.
The Bat Conservation Trust have created a brand new Halloween Fundraising Pack.
If you are planning a Halloween party, you could also use the opportunity to celebrate bats. The pack includes ideas and tips for events you could organize for your family, friends or a community with lots of ideas for your event that will keep your guests entertained; from funky cocktails to batty games for both grown-ups and children.
Halloween Fundraising Pack 2017: http://www.bats.org.uk/data/files/publications/1546/Halloween_Fundraising_Pack_2017.pdf
More ideas for your Halloween event: http://www.bats.org.uk/pages/halloween.html
The Bat Conservation Trust would also love to see your photos so if you want to share them on social media or email them please do so –at email@example.com
If you can donate for bats this Halloween then do visit the Bat Conservation Trust Justgiving page HERE and please do share it widely. They are hoping to raise £1,500 this Halloween so all donations, large or small, will help them to get a little bit closer to that target. Donate to their Halloween Justgiving campaign here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/bats/halloweenforbats17
You can also send a Batty Halloween E-Card which are available on the Bat Conservation Trust website too. http://www.bats.org.uk/ecards.php
Help and advice
The Bat Conservation Trust can answer any questions you may have about fundraising for bats and to help you if you need some inspiration or want to run an idea by them. You can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7820 7181
So please help support bats this Halloween!