Home / Support Us / Internet Auction Diamond Charity AuctionAt midday, on Wednesday 8th November the BDS Diamond Charity Auction will go live with a range of exclusive items, including everything from fishing to golf experiences. Photo by: Amani AJOIN THE AUCTION ONLINE CHARITY AUCTION 2023 marks the 60th, Diamond Anniversary of the British Deer Society (BDS). Deer are a keystone species that plays a crucial role in the way the UK’s landscape functions.The BDS is the only charity dedicated to deer in the UK.Our aim is to secure a future for wild deer in the UK. This is a future where deer are widely respected and valued; where they live in healthy numbers in balance with their environment, and where they face bare minimum of threats to their welfare.Please help us raise critical funds by participating in our special Diamond Charity Auction. If auctions aren’t you’re thing then please consider making a donation to this special fundraising event instead.The auction will be live from midday on Wednesday 8th November 2023, until 9pm on Wednesday 22nd November. GET INVOLVED Supporting BDS Our auctions are a great and fun way to support BDS, giving you a chance to enjoy some unique experiences.We are always busy planning our next auction so please check back soon for details on the next event.In the meantime, you can support the British Deer Society by gifting a future auction item or by making a financial donation. DONATE A LOT Can you offer a Lot?The BDS is extremely grateful to our members and supporters who provide items/lots for our charity auctions. Could you join this fantastic group of donors by offering an item?Popular ideas include:Days out, events and experiences, related to both shooting and non-shootingShort breaks, meals out and getawaysQuality new clothing, accessories, and equipmentPaintings, prints and deer or countryside-related artworkIf you can please download and complete our Internet Auction Donation Form and email this to email@example.com. Internet Auction Donation Form LATEST NEWS Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks. BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare. Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.