Concentrix staff raises a hoot for barn owls

Concentrix Maysfield staff hand over a cheque for £1,090 to Ken Brundle from Ulster Wildlife, which they fundraised during Earth Month in April to help endangered barn owls in Northern Ireland.

Staff at Concentrix Belfast have been making wildlife their business by raising £1,090 to help protect endangered barn owls in Northern Ireland.

As part of their Earth Month campaign in April, Concentrix struck up a partnership with Ulster Wildlife who has launched an urgent fundraising appeal to give these iconic birds a fighting chance of survival, as habitat loss and agricultural intensification have seen their numbers plummet.

With fewer than 50 breeding pairs of barn owls now left in Northern Ireland, the charity is hoping to raise £20,000 per year to provide new homes for barn owls to nest, improve their foraging habitat, and up-skill volunteers to survey and monitor these elusive creatures. 

Vickie Chambers, Supporter Relationship Manager at Ulster Wildlife said, “Standing up for local wildlife is important to all of us, and we are so grateful to the staff at Concentrix Maysfield for their amazing fundraising efforts to help protect vulnerable barn owls here in Northern Ireland. Raising more than one thousand pounds through can recycling and other in-house initiatives is a brilliant achievement for this much-loved farmland bird and will make a massive difference.” 

In this time of environmental crisis, it is crucial that we all get involved to do our bit for our planet. Ulster Wildlife play such an important role in protecting the beautiful natural heritage of our province, and we are proud to have collaborated with them

 

Stefan Cunning, Senior HR Business Partner at Concentrix said, “In this time of environmental crisis, it is crucial that we all get involved to do our bit for our planet. Ulster Wildlife play such an important role in protecting the beautiful natural heritage of our province, and we are proud to have collaborated with them for Earth Month. With our street clean-up activities, sustainability initiatives, and the funds we have raised for the charity’s barn owl conservation work, Earth Month has been a massive success. Most importantly, it has helped to embed an awareness amongst our people of our responsibility in supporting and protecting our local environment!”

As a thank-you for their fundraising efforts, Concentrix Maysfield staff enjoyed a ‘Barn Owl Discovery Day’ where they had the opportunity to get-up-close and personal with a ‘real’ barn owl and find out more about this amazing bird from a passionate educator. 

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