Charity Shop

These gifts and collectables are supplied direct form the Rutland Water Nature Reserve shop, on-site in Egleton, Rutland. We have a much bigger range in store if you can pop down and see us. We aim to ship all items ASAP, the postage will be added to your order at the checkout. We use Royal Mail to send out online purchases (UK only). For postage overseas, please contact us for a quote. To complete your purchase you will be directed to the secure PayPal website, they accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal accounts.

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LRWT Magnetic “To Do” Pad

£2.99

Useful Notepad that you can place on your fridge door. Including magnetic pencil. Choose from: Blue with Flying Osprey or Green with Osprey & Fish on branch. Buy one, get one free!

Size: 8cm x 21cm

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Birds of Rutland Water Birdmark

£1.50

A useful bookmark depicting birds of Rutland Water from an original drawing by artist Steve Cale.

Size: 21.5cm x 8cm

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Rutland Water Ospreys Tea Towel

£4.99

A collectable tea-towel depicting the Rutland Osprey Project.

Size: standard

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LRWT Hat, Glove and Snood Set

£16.50

Keep warm outdoors this winter with a navy blue hat, glove and snood set emblazoned with the Wildlife Trust logo.

Size: Medium or Large

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LRWT Trigger Torch

£2.50

Hand held flash light. 3 bright LED’s. No batteries required. Shows LRWT logo Choose from Green, Red, Pink or Purple.

Size: 10cm x 5cm

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LRWT Foldable Water Bottle

£3.00

Reusable, easy to carry freezable, collapsible, durable, attachable, identifiable. Holds up to 0.5 litres when full. Available in black, blue or pink

Size: 26cm x 12cm

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LRWT Zipper Shopper

£1.99

Zip out Linen Shopper, with coloured trim. Folds away for easy storage and opens up to a handy shopping bag. Choose from: Natural with Natural trim, Natural with Navy trim, Natural with Red trim or Natural with Yellow trim.

Size: 12cm x 14.5cm (folded)

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LRWT Membership Pin

£2.00

Wildlife Trust Badger Logo with Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust wording below.

Size: 2cm x 3cm

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Rutland Osprey Pin 3

£2.50

5R(04) was the first wild-fledged Rutland Osprey to return. He has raised 11 chicks since 2010 with a Scottish female at Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Size: 2cm x 3cm

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Sponsor a Bat Box

There are 18 different bat species living in the UK, 13 of which can be found in Leicestershire and Rutland. Our smallest bat is the pipistrelle weighing between 4 – 7g and with a wing span of 18 – 25cm while our largest is the noctule, which can weigh up to 40g and has a wingspan of between 33 – 45cm.

All UK bats eat insects. Each species has its favourites – including midges, moths and beetles – hunting them in their own special way. Most prey are caught and eaten in mid-air, though sometimes bats hang up to eat larger insects or spiders. A common pipistrelle can eat over 3,000 tiny insects in a single night!

Bats do not make nests, but choose various places throughout the year to roost, often with other bats. Some prefer hollow trees, others caves, and some use both at different times. Many shelter in buildings, in roof spaces or in bat boxes.

Sadly, our UK bat populations have declined dramatically during the past century. Many of the roosting sites and feeding grounds that bats need have been destroyed to make way for buildings and roads, or other changes in land use. Sponsoring a bat box will help provide roost sites for bats and enable us to find out more about how bats are using our nature reserves.

How your sponsorship helps

Your sponsorship helps us care for bats, including:

  • Putting up and maintaining bat boxes
  • Contributing towards survey equipment to help us find out more about the bats using our nature reserves
  • Managing the nature reserves in a way that benefits bats

Becoming a sponsor

Simply choose which bat box you would like to sponsor below and click “Add to Cart”. Then click “Check Out with PayPal” at the bottom of your cart summary. You will be transferred to PayPal’s secure site to enter your card details and complete the transaction.

As a sponsor you will receive a welcome pack, which includes:

  • A bat key ring (may differ from photo)
  • A sponsorship certificate
  • Twice yearly e-mail update about the bat monitoring project
  • An invitation to a bat walk on one of the Trusts nature reserves

The preferred bat box is is made from woodcrete – a mixture of sawdust and concrete. These boxes are guaranteed to last 25 years, keep a stable temperature, do not rot, are predator proof and come in different designs to suit different species of bats.

Small Bat Box 1

£30

This box is small and is preferred by pipistrelles.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Small Bat Box 2

£35

This box is preferred by nathusius pipistrelles and daubentons.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Small Bat Box 3

£40

This box has a larger opening and is preferred by larger bats such as noctules.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Medium Size Bat Box

£55

This box is suitable for a larger roost size.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Large Colony Bat Box

£95

This type of box is very popular for accommodating large colonies, especially nathusius pipistrelles and brown long-eared bats.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Large Hibernation Bat Box

£200

This huge specialist bat box is suitable for the hibernation of large colonies.

Includes: Welcome Pack

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Follow the Herd – Sponsor a Cow Scheme

The Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s cattle are grazing life back into our nature reserves.
Careful grazing is a critical part of grassland management creating the right conditions for wildlife to flourish by keeping down coarse vegetation which would overwhelm rarer more delicate plants. The Trust manages a variety of important grassland sites including heathland and wild flower rich meadows.
Leicestershire and Rutland were once renowned for their large areas of wild flower rich meadows. Little of this habitat now remains. 97% was destroyed between 1930 and 1984 and the area remaining has continued to decline in the subsequent 20 years.
Heathland was once widespread in north-east and west Leicestershire and east Rutland, but following land use changes in the 19th century it has become almost entirely confined to Charnwood. Heathland contains a high proportion of Leicestershire Red Data Book species, which is a reflection of the rarity and importance of this habitat locally.
Sponsoring a cow will help the Trust manage these important wildlife habitats.

How your sponsorship helps

The Trust has two herds of rare breed cattle – Shetlands and Longhorn. The Shetland cattle usually graze Lea Meadows and Herbert’s Meadow (Ulverscroft) during the Spring and Summer. During the Winter they graze parts of Cossington Meadows or return to the farm at Charnwood Lodge. The grazing plan has to be flexible as some years we cut the meadows for hay rather than graze them.
The Longhorn cattle usually graze the heathland at Ulverscroft and the Warren Hills at Charnwood Lodge during the Spring and Summer. During the winter they return to the farm at Charnwood Lodge.
Your sponsorship helps us care for the cattle, including:

  • Stock tending by an experienced farmer/stockman to ensure they are fit and well.
  • Medical care and preventative treatments such as worming.
  • Transport between nature reserves.
  • Feed and winter housing, when required.
  • Repairs to fencing and stock handling facilities to keep the cattle safe.

Becoming a sponsor

As a sponsor you will receive a welcome pack, which includes:

  • A mini beanie cow keyring
  • A sponsorship certificate for your cow
  • Twice yearly update about the grazing project
  • An invitation to meet the cattle at one of our nature reserves

To sponsor a cow simply choose one below and click “Add to Cart”. The cow will appear in the shopping cart above the tabs. Click “Checkout with PayPal” to be redirected to the PayPal website to complete your purchase securely (All major credit/debit cards accepted).

Sponsor a Shetland Cow

£20

Shetland cattle are a critically endangered breed that were introduced to the UK by the Vikings. They are a small breed which makes them ideal for grazing sensitive wetlands and marshes.

Includes: Welcome Pack

Sponsor a Longhorn Cow

£20

Robert Bakewell first bred longhorn cattle in Leicestershire in the 1700’s. Despite their fierce appearance they are very docile and ideal for conservation schemes.

Includes: Welcome Pack

The Flora of Leicestershire and Rutland

£5.00

This new work is the first complete published listing of those flowering plants, ferns, clubmosses and horsetails recorded growing wild in the combined counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. By Michael Jeeves.
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A5 Softback: 144 pages

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The Rutland Water Ospreys

£20

This new book is a celebration of the project and a chance for Osprey fans to discover the amazing stories behind the Rutland Osprey Project team’s efforts to re-establish these magnificent birds in England.
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Hardback: 160 pages

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