Deacon Hill – Land Purchase Appeal

Deacon Hill Land Purchase Appeal

We did it! Thank you for helping us secure the next piece of the jigsaw for a wilder Winchester

Back in the spring of 2020 we were presented with a fabulous opportunity to purchase the site of Deacon Hill Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Winchester. Following  generous gifts in the Wills of two local women, Heather Monie and Shirley Bull, we already had a contribution towards the purchase price and ongoing management costs, but we urgently needed to raise an additional £150,000 to ensure we could secure, protect and enhance the valuable habitats here.

We were delighted when individuals and local organisations and companies answered our call, and we were able to raise just over the target needed through a real community effort.

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Duke of Burgundy

Duke of Burgundy © G Hoggarth

What next?

Together we successfully purchased this land for wildlife, most notably the Duke of Burgundy butterfly. You can still continue to support our journey to protect and connect wildlife sites, like Deacon Hill, by donating today. 

Help us create a wilder future