Month: August 2018

2018 Photography Competition

Hi there,

We’d like to let local businesses and organisations know about an exciting community event coming up which they may be interested in providing sponsorship for.

How successful was last year’s photo exhibition?

In September 2017 we launched our first ever photography exhibition, an outdoor display of all the winning entries from the photography competition we opened one month previously. The exhibition received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public and local press.

Originally planned to be on display for the month of October in Walpole Park, in fact it was extended by a month and ran until the end of November. A testament to the popularity of the exhibition as a celebration of the wonderful wildlife and open spaces for nature we are lucky to have in Ealing.

Who sponsored it last year?

Last year we were kindly sponsored by Ealing Council, who have agreed this year to contribute to the exhibition and to build our official website, currently under construction. Here we will display last year’s entries and promote our 2018 event.

Why do we need funding?

We need further funding to help us put on an even bigger, better event this year, so are asking local businesses and community organisations to consider sponsoring us. Costs we need to cover include:

  • Printing costs
  • Installation of exhibition boards in Walpole Park
  • An opening event
  • Promotional materials

In exchange for sponsorship, there would be visibility and acknowledgement for your brand or organisation both online and at the exhibition itself.

What to do if you’d like to sponsor us

If this is something of interest, please email us on ealingwildlifegroup@gmail.com so we can send you more detail on sponsorship options and a press pack.

For now, feast your eyes on the three overall winning photos from last year’s successful exhibition!

Waxwings on Rowan by Mike Caiden
1st: Waxwings on Rowan by Mike Caiden
Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob
2nd: Bruce Foxington by Nabil Jacob
Comma Butterfly by Sennen Powell (aged 13)
3rd: Comma Butterfly by Sennen Powell (aged 13)

Many thanks,

Sean McCormack (EWG Founder) & Jenny Gough (Admin & Event Organiser)

Links to some local press coverage

Welcome to EWG & please join our mission!

Welcome to the Ealing Wildlife Group (EWG) website, where we will announce events and activities relating to the group.

The main activities and discussion from the group members happens on our Facebook page, so do feel free to join us there:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ealingwildlife/

Installing Batbox
Sean installing Batbox, by Nigel Bewley

The aims of Ealing Wildlife Group are:

  1. To promote awareness of and act as advocate for the wildlife and natural habitats within the London Borough of Ealing.
  2. To provide information and activities with a view to educating people about local wildlife, conservation activities and nature.
  3. To encourage people to engage with nature conservation, in their own private spaces as well as the wider local landscape of the Borough.
  4. To provide opportunities for outdoor volunteering activities and community activity on group conservation work and projects.
  5. To provide educational activities for the public to learn about nature, such as bat walks, wildlife talks and bird watching trips.
  6. To highlight to the wider community the wonder of nature and diversity of wildlife in our area through our annual wildlife photography competition and exhibition.
  7. To actively work to improve biodiversity in the Borough, with special emphasis on sensitive or threatened urban wildlife species such as bats, owls, reptiles and amphibians.
  8. To act as a valued resource of local expertise, knowledge and wildlife monitoring community volunteers working closely with Ealing Council Rangers.
  9. To build a community of like-minded locals interested in wildlife and nature conservation, and lobby on environmental matters where appropriate.