Adopt a dormouse

Dormouse (Image: Danny Green)

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £25 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll receive: Welcome letter, thank you certificate, 4-page colour factfile, postcard. exclusive car sticker, cuddly toy or book, stickers and extra fun things for youngsters! All presented in a box, so it's easy to wrap!
Additional: Lost from the wild within Cheshire countryside in the early 1900s, around 80 years later during the 1990s Cheshire Wildlife Trust began helping to bring back the dormouse, thanks to a ground-breaking reintroduction scheme. Today, we look after almost 200 nestboxes in a south Cheshire woodland home to this iconic species, and are working with our partners on one of the most innovative ongoing dormouse monitoring schemes in the country.
Contact info: Call 01948 820728

Devon Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: A welcome letter, a fluffy toy, a factsheet about the species and an adoption certificate. If the adoption is for a child they will receive a fun activity book and colouring pencil set, in addition to the above.
Additional: The dormouse has become extinct in seven counties in the UK, but Devon is a stronghold - many of our nature reserves offer ideal conditions for these animals. DWT regularly monitors dormouse populations and works Contact info: Call 01392 279244

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £15 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll receive: A photograph of a dormouse, adoption certificate, dormouse factsheet, window sticker, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
Additional: The dormouse has become extinct in seven other counties in the UK but we are lucky enough to have a stronghold here in Gloucestershire. The Trust's volunteers work to preserve the dormouse’s preferred habitats, put up nesting boxes and monitor populations. Adopt a dormouse today and know that you are helping us to protect them for future generations to come.

Contact info: Call 01452 383333

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Price: £10
What you'll receive: A small 5x7” wildlife print in a festive folder with your message on the back. They will also receive a letter detailing the work that we do and how the Gift for Nature will be used. Increase the gift to £50 and we’ll include a stunning 10x18” canvas print of a wildflower meadow, woodland or landscape.
Additional: The UK dormouse population has halved in the last hundred years, and they are found in fewer places. Your gift will help to manage the woodlands where this shy creature lives, as well as to monitor their population and protect them from harmful developments.
Contact info: Call 01600 740600

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Cost: £25 including postage and packing within UK
What you'll receive: Sponsors will receive: Personalised sponsorship certificate, a fact sheet about your sponsored species, a photograph and a ‘Nut Detective’ spotting sheet. All funds raised will contribute to HMWT’s conservation work protecting habitats and species across the two counties.
Additional: The common or hazel dormouse is a local rarity amongst these parts. Populations have declined with the loss of our ancient woodlands across the UK. But help is on the way. Through your sponsorship we are able to protect these special habitats and welcome the return of more and more dormice to Hertfordshire.
Contact info: Call 01727 858 901

Kent Wildlife Trust

Price: £10
What you'll receive: The choice out of three beautiful gift cards.
Additional: Kent is one of the strongholds of these small, secretive animals. Due to loss of habitat the numbers of dormice have declined but Kent Wildlife Trust is working to reverse this trend. Woodland, with several types of tree and shrub to provide food all through the year, is an ideal home for dormice. The Trust puts up dormice nest boxes to help the survival and breeding success of this pretty little mouse.By sponsoring a dormouse for £10 you will be helping to secure their future.

North Wales Wildlife Trust

Price: £15 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll receive: Your gift pack contains a personalised adoption certificate, Dormouse gift card, Dormouse factsheet and a Hazel nut detective key.
Additional: Dormice are located mainly in the southern United Kingdom, but do occur in scattered populations further north, with a large population near Ruthin, North Wales. Other local populations include the Chwiler Valley in Flintshire, Bontuchel in Denbighshire, Conwy and Corris. The adoption will help conserve and benefit Dormice populations across North Wales and the habitats they are found in.
Contact info: Call 01248 351541 or email supportus@wildlifetrustswales.org

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: A gift certificate, a photograph and an illustrated factsheet, packed with interesting information.
Contact info: Email enquiries@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk or call 01743 284280

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: An information sheet and glossy photo, along with your choice of greetings card. We can even send it direct to your recipient if you prefer.
Additional: A great gift for sleepy family and friends who struggle to get out of bed. Dormice are one of the UK’s rarest and most secretive mammals but our nature reserves provide a safe place for these sleepy little creatures. Help us protect these vulnerable animals through the traditional management of local woodlands, hazel coppicing, and by putting up dormouse boxes for nesting and surveys. Your gift will help us protect vulnerable wildlife and preserve wild places in Somerset.
Contact info: Call 01823 652400

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Price: £25
What you'll receive: Welcoming letter, personalised adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, information on dormouse habitat in the Trust’s area, dormouse soft toy, annual dormouse report
Contact info: Call 01656 724100 or email: info@welshwildlife.org

Surrey Wildlife Trust

Price: £20
What you'll receive: A personalised adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, FSC Guide to British Land Mammals, a dormouse soft toy, photograph, sticker and badge. Plus two newsletters a year to let you know how your support is helping Surrey’s dormice.
Additional: Over the past 100 years dormice have become extinct across half their range in England. Dormice have been found in a number of sites in Surrey and are a priority species for conservation. By adopting a dormouse you will contribute to Surrey Wildlife Trust’s vital conservation work and help to protect one of our most popular and rare mammals. Every adoption will help provide funds to pay for new dormouse nest boxes and to maintain existing nest boxes.
Contact info: Call 01483 795442 

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Price: £25 including postage
What you'll receive: A factsheet about the species, adoption certificate and a fun pop-up species to cut out and put together
Additional: The dormouse has become extinct in seven other counties in the UK. In Warwickshire, we have just a few remaining populations but it is not too late to act. Due to changes in land management practice, the patches of habitat where dormice can live have become fragmented. This can leave them isolated and vulnerable. Projects like our large areas scheme in the Princethorpe Woodlands aim to create corridors to allow these elusive creatures to travel through the tree canopy and colonise new areas of woodland.
Contact info: Call 024 7630 2912

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Price: £20 including postage and packing within the UK
What you'll receive: A photograph of a dormouse, adoption certificate, dormouse fact sheet, a fun 'pop-up' of your chosen species to make and colouring sheets if the adoption is for a child.
Contact info: Call 01905 754919