Due to the escalating developments with Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have had to make the decision to close Harewood to the public for foreseeable future. However, whilst our gates are closed, work cannot stop behind them.
Caring for the 300 birds in our collection is a responsibility we take seriously; our teams continue to work around the clock, whilst following government guidelines, and we will do everything in our power to ensure the birds’ care remains uninterrupted.
Harewood House Trust is an independent charity which relies entirely on your support. We do not receive any government funding, and without income from admissions and events it is at times like these when your role, as visitors, members and donors, is crucial to our survival.
With the gates closed our vital funding from visitor admissions has stopped. Therefore, we are asking you to help us raise £35,000, the amount it will cost the charity to continue this important work over the next three months of our closure.
We ask If you will consider supporting us at this critical time;
A £10 donation from you today would allow us to:
A £20 donation from you today would allow us to:
A £50 donation from you today would allow us to:
A £77 donation from you today would allow us to:
A £100 donation from you today would allow us to:
Nonetheless, any gift you can give will help us carry on ensuring our birds and their keepers thrive during this time.
Alternatively, becoming a member today, would provide us with guaranteed, year-round support. Our members play a crucial part in our survival through times of economic difficulty. Join to day and make it your Harewood.
Please Support us Today
To thank you for your donations, and show you a glimpse of the work you have supported, we will be sharing regular online content of our activities, family resources and glimpses of what is to come when we eventually re-open to the world. Follow our latest activities here on our social media pages.
If you can donate, please consider applying Gift Aid when asked; this function ensures the Government tops up your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to yourself. Every penny really does help.
10% of all donations raised will go towards supporting International Conservation Programmes to ensure your money helps promote the study, protection and reintegration of indigenous species around the world. At Harewood, we are part of 17 different international breeding programmes; which facilitate managed breeding of endangered animals, such as our Bali Starlings, Edwards Pheasants and Andean Condors, with the ultimate goal of re-establishing them in their indigenous habitats.
Bird Garden Manager, and all his team at Harewood,