Did you know that Bristol Bat Rescue was actually once called Avon Bat Care?
Fact 1: Bristol Bat Rescue was in fact originally called Avon Bat Care! Kiri Green and her husband Stew Rowden started 'Avon Bat Care' whilst Kiri was the chair of the Avon Bat Group. This eventually was renamed 'Bristol Bat Rescue' when Ashley joined them in 2017 to then help found the charity.
Fact 2: Kiri Green has ten years of bat care experience! She became involved with bat rescue in 2010, shortly after meeting Stewart doing wildlife surveys in the UK. Soon after she began caring for bats in her home in 2011 and became part of the Bat Conservation Trust's volunteer bat carer register. Stewart and Kiri then married and moved in together in 2013, set up a bat hospital room and then continued to set up BBR as a bat care charity.
Fact 3: In 2019 we welcomed a new member of our bat team into the world! Kiri gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on Valentines day this year. Both Kiri and Stew have continued their work to both help save our bat species (taking on over 12 bat pups as well as hundreds of other adult bats this year alone) as well as looking after their own rather large human bat pup! An amazing feat and an inspiration to us all!
Fact 4: We have a wildlife artist on our team! Nai, one of our volunteers is a fantastic wildlife artist and wildlife activist. She is part of a project called The Art of Compassion which is an art project involving vegan artists from all around the world. She volunteers for a variety of charities and helps raise funds for them. Click here for her website.
Fact 5: We rely entirely on the public's support and dedication to our batty cause! Without the ongoing support, donations and following that we have gotten over the past year we would not be where we are now, so thank you so much to all of you that have helped contribute to BBR.
We hope that you will join us in the fight to #helpsaveourbats!