Our belted Galloway Cattle are affectionately known as ‘Belties’.
They are an important part of the Make it Wild team. They are our conservation grazing crew, and have helped to transform the meadows of our rewilding project at Bank Woods. When we took on the land there were very few wild flowers – now we have an abundance of meadow flowers including harebells, common spotted orchids, birds foot trefoil, yellow pimpernel, betony and many more.
The Belties live a fairly wild life as an intrinsic part of our rewilding project at Bank Woods. With the Exmoor Ponies, they enjoy free range roaming over a large area. They have access to a barn in extreme weather, but are very hardy, and generally happy up on the hills.
Would you like to sponsor one? This will help us to fund any special requirements the Belties may have, which might include ‘salt licks’ to give them minerals, or occasional veterinary attention.
There are three levels of sponsorship:
Calf – £25
Heifer – £30
Cow – £40
You can sponsor your chosen Beltie for one year, or you can choose an ongoing sponsorship, via a monthly direct debit.
What will you get?
- A personalised certificate including a picture of our Belties, sent by email
- Sponsorship of our Belties for one year, on ongoing sponsorship
- The satisfaction of supporting our rewilding project
- The knowledge that you are supporting biodiversity
- The confidence that you are helping the wildflowers back
- A personalised certificate of sponsorship, with your chosen wording, via email
- For ongoing sponsorships we will email you a new photo of a beltie each year
What to do next?
- choose your level of sponsorship, and whether you would like just a year or ongoing sponsorship
- add your chosen words for your certificate
- for ongoing sponsorship you will pay the first month at the time of purchase
- for ongoing sponsorship you will need to complete a form to initiate your Direct Debit plan
Please note: Sponsorship is not attached to any particular animal, and you will not ‘own’ the Beltie. You will not be able to visit the Belties, sorry!