Fundraising is very important for BDS as delivering our message costs money.
We need funds for scientific study and research into improving deer welfare. Our education programme helps the young and not so young learn about deer and understand their place within the ecosystem. All our campaigns, whether about poaching, awareness of deer on roads, Lyme disease and ticks, the threat of Chronic Wasting Disease or other crucial issues, need financial support.
You can help us raise funds in a number of ways: participating in our annual Grand Draw and Internet Auctions, make a donation or leave us a legacy, buy something from our shop, or become a member of BDS.
BDS Internet Auction
Each year we run an eBay auction to raise funds. The majority of lots are donated by generous supporters linked with the rural community, its pastimes and industries and so reflect these interests. Items range from countryside clothing, equipment and photography to fishing, stalking, sailing and ferreting. Fine dining, pub food, holiday lets, spa treatments, paintings, books and food also prove extremely popular!
The 2017 BDS Internet Auction closed on 1st June 2017 and raised over £30,000. BDS would like to thank most warmly its very generous donors who give their time and contributions to support our education and research projects. We would also like to thank all the bidders too without whom there could be no auction!
Please Donate a Lot
The BDS Grand Draw
Every year the BDS runs a Grand Draw to raise funds in support of our education and research work.
Thank you once again to all our generous donors who supplied some fantastic prizes for the 2016 BDS Grand Draw :
Edgar Brothers, Swarovski Optik, Napier UK, Glenalmond Tweed Company, Nigel Artingstall, David Whyman, Millbank Parkland, Highland Game, TimesInc UK Ltd, Gamekeepers Supplies Ltd and , Kyle Books.