Rescue red squirrels this Christmas

Help Logs Direct save red squirrels by making a small £2 donation Red Squirrel by Peter Skillen

Christmas is traditionally the season of goodwill and this year we're celebrating the festive season here at Logs Direct by introducing our new scheme that aims to raise cash to help support wildlife experts working to protect the native red squirrels, an endangered species.

The red squirrel is one of Great Britain's most iconic native creatures, and its endangerment has long been a source of angst for environmentalists and nature lovers alike.

Customers will be able to make a voluntary online donation alongside their order which will be processed by Nurture Lakeland, responsible tourism specialists. The donations will be collected on behalf of an organisation called Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE), which is an organisation carrying out important work in County Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire, the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland to protect red squirrel habitats.

It's estimated that in this country the population of red squirrels is now around 15,000, meaning that the work carried out by RSNE is vital to the survival of the species.

Help Logs Direct save the red squirrel Red Squirrel by Mike Hetherington

We're sure all of our lovely customers will be enthusiastic in their support for this cause, because so many of you have told us that you shop with us because you approve of our concern for the environment. Here at Logs Direct, we source all of our wood ethically, which means it comes from FSC-approved forests.

The brand new fundraising partnership we've begun with Nurture Lakeland is part of a fundraising process which has two parts; this spring we'll also be helping with a project involving woodland management.

Company Director Stephen Talbot says: “We source 50% of our products from Cumbria, so supporting RSNE, and then woodland management in Cumbria, enables us to give something back to an environment on which our business depends.”

If you love red squirrels as much as you love your log-burner or chiminea, you can donate to this fantastic cause every time you purchase firewood online. Just add the donation to your basket alongside any other products to help these fascinating creatures whose numbers are dwindling.

A lot of small donations can quickly add up to a sum that makes a real difference; so please, for the sake of this most endearing and precious native of England's woodlands,  dig deep for red squirrels this Christmas!

Click here to make your donation today.