Skokholm Appeal

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales has been offered the opportunity by Trinity House to purchase the remaining part of Skokholm Island.

The Appeal is to raise funds to; purchase this remaining part of the island, to complete works on the buildings on the island and to refurbish the lighthouse on the island, making it somewhere that people can stay and view the stunning scenery around it.

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  • Breast, fly or crawl…let’s hope Dave can swim it all! Dave Astins 1Dodging dolphins, avoiding jelly fish and battling the Pembrokeshire currents to raise money for charity. On the 22nd of August at approximately 7am Dave Astins, a daring volunteer and supporter of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales will be attempt a treacherous sponsored swim from Marloes Sands, across Marloes Bay to the beautiful Skokholm ...
  • About Skokholm Red Cliffs of Skokholm by D MilborrowSkokholm Island is an internationally important nature reserve situated off the south west coast of Wales. There is a general introduction to the reserve here. History Ronald Lockley, the eminent naturalist and author, leased Skokholm from 1928 to 1948 and set up the UK’s first Bird Observatory on the island. Bird Observatories conduct long-term monitoring of bird ...
  • Our Current Work on Skokholm Skokholm Renovation Work photo by L MaidenIn the years immediately after the Wildlife Trust purchased Skokholm Island (2007-2009), the accommodation had to be closed following a report from a surveyor highlighting health and safety risks, particularly in Lockley’s cottage, due to wet and dry rot. Subsequently the team that had designed and overseen the recent Skomer Island Heritage Project visited Skokholm, to ...
  • What are we fundraising for? Lighthouse in context D Milborrow We are appealing for funds to complete the purchase and renovation of the buildings on Skokholm. This will both assist the Wildlife Trust in its important work managing the island as a nature reserve, but also allow more people to visit and experience the island and its wildlife for themselves. In July 2010, the Wildlife Trust ...
  • Our Fundraising Target Lighthouse at sunset by David MilborrowOur total fundraising target is £250,000. This is broken down into three main topics:     Restoration of the farm complex and Bird Observatory status     Purchase of the lighthouse and surrounding land     Renovation/upgrade of the lighthouse Restoration of the farm and bird observatory status We estimate the total costs of this part of the project at £40,000, to complete the ...
  • How to donate Llinospoem1. You may phone the offices on 01656 724100 to donate via credit card (there is an administrative charge associated with this our preferred method is by cheque however we appreciate this is not always convenient) 2. Give by cheque:Donation form for Skokholm 3. Donate via ‘My Donate’.If you are using this method, please note that Charity ...
  • Contacts/queries Lighthouse by Lyndon LomaxContacts and queries For advice and information regarding major donations, please contact Sarah Kessell (Chief Executive Officer) on 01656 724100 or s.kessell@welshwildlife.org or Lyndsey Maiden (Communications Officer) l.maiden@welshwildlife.org For all other queries please contact our Bridgend office on 01656 724100 Many thanks Click here to return to the main Skokholm News and appeal pages