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Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust announces it will no longer run Birdfair


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Very sad news.


"Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust (LRWT) has today announced that it will no longer run the annual Rutland Water Birdfair."


"LWRT cited four key factors as reasons behind the decision, namely financial risk, business risk, the climate crisis and the longer-term impact on the reserve. Jamie Perry, Head of Engagement for LRWT, explained in the statement: "The global pandemic has had a significant effect on our day-to-day operations as a charity. Like many other similar institutions, we have seen income streams lost or reduced, with a resultant impact on our financial reserves and thus the delivery of our charitable work. Birdfair operations have contributed to these financial concerns.

"Birdfair proceeds have always been donated in full to Birdlife International. LRWT has never received any part of this, but we have nevertheless borne 100% of the risks and liabilities, and have supplied the staff and volunteer effort of running the event. This is a significant burden for any organisation, let alone a small, local charity such as ourselves."



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It is a great shame-i think the losses they suffered when it had to be cancelled made it tricky to continue

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sad news. i know it was enjoyed by many.

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