We were delighted to receive an award of £25,000 from Animal Friends Pet Insurance earlier this week during their ‘Big Reveal’. The money will go towards science and conservation work to help one of our rarest bumblebees, the Great Yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus).
Bumblebee Conservation Trust CEO Gill Perkins said: ”We are delighted to receive this £25,000 award and wish to thank the thousands of people who voted to ‘save bumblebees’ in the Animal Friends Pet Insurance £100,000 charity giveaway.”
Gill added: “We aim to use the money to help with our plans for the Great yellow bumblebee. The Great yellow used to be widespread 100 years ago in the UK but is now right on the edge of extinction restricted to machair and other flower-rich areas in the Orkneys, Scottish islands, and Caithness. Over the next few years, we plan to carry out new work on the remaining Great yellows, supporting studies of their genetics, understanding their population dynamics, and working with other organisations to conserve this iconic species.”
Gill receiving a cheque for £25,000 at the Animal Friends HQ and the Great yellow bumblebee.