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Crane Champion

If your local business, school or community group is in Somerset, you could become a crane champion!  

Becoming a champion links you to one of the cranes, and you will be able to follow a particular bird’s progress over the coming years as it learns to live in and adapt to the UK landscape.  Since 2010 over 55 birds have been championed with many of the Somerset Levels and Moors local primary schools, local B&B's, Pubs and businesses all involved.   Become part of the growing crane community!  

Project staff and volunteers may be available to visit local schools and larger community groups to talk about the amazing cranes and our wonderful wetlands. 

Championing a crane could not be simpler.  Just go to contacts (link at bottom of page) and send the name of your school, community group or local business, your contact details and which bird you would like to champion.    Select a bird by going onto the individual 'meet the cranes' pages to find your favourite. 

Your group, school or businesses' name will then be put up on the site alongside your chosen bird where everyone accessing the website can see it.   You will also be sent a champion's certificate with a photo of your bird to print out and display with pride!   

You will then be able to follow the progress of 'your' crane via the 'meet the cranes' pages over the coming years.

To set yourself up just click on the word contact and send your details!

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Crane Champions

  • Skye has been championed by
    02i Design Consultants, Langport
    Sunny Hill Prep - Bruton School for Girls
  • Cherry has been championed by All Hallows Preparatory School, Cranmore, Somerset
  • Wendy has been championed by
    Ash Church of England Primary School
    Bartlett's Farm B&B
  • Chris has been championed by Ashill Community Primary School
  • Bombus has been championed by Badger Class, Churchstanton Primary School
  • Gerald has been championed by Burrow Hill B&B, Kingsbury
  • Patience has been championed by Children's Education Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital
  • Elle has been championed by
    Chilthorne Domer Primary
    Orchid Lingerie, Langport
  • Pecky has been championed by Class 1 - Martock Primary School
  • Gilbert has been championed by Class 3 - Curry Mallet Primary School
  • Monty has been championed by Class 6T Monteclefe School Somerton
  • Christmas Shoes has been championed by
    Coates Willow & Wetland's Visitor Centre, Stoke St. Gregory
    Oak Class, Elmhurst Junior School
  • Manfred has been championed by Cracknell's Farm
  • Michaela (originally Michael) has been championed by Cross Tree House
  • Wally has been championed by Curry Mallet Primary School
  • Waterwing has been championed by
    Curry Rivel CofE Primary School
    Black Dog of Wells – Designers of unique decorative terracotta wall plaques and ceramic murals
  • Century has been championed by Damon Bridge (on behalf of all the crane team past and present)
  • Easter Beans has been championed by Devon and Somerset Condors Hang Gliding & Paragliding Club
  • Bop-Bop has been championed by
    East Huntspill Primary School
    wellssomerset.com – The tourism website for Wells, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels
  • Reg (Regina) has been championed by Emma Britton - BBC Somerset
  • Jasper has been championed by
    Fairways Bed & Breakfast
    The Potting Shed @ Kelways Garden Centre
  • Sedge has been championed by Hambridge Antiques
  • Pepé has been championed by Hamp Nursery and Infants School
  • Dillon has been championed by Harry Paget-Wilkes, Site Manager at West Sedgemoor on behalf of the RSPB West Sedgemoor Team
  • Squidgy has been championed by Headway, Yeovil.
  • Sven has been championed by
    Heaven's Gate Farm
    National Animal Welfare Trust
  • Stanley has been championed by High Ham CofE Primary School
  • Buttercup has been championed by
    High Ham CofE Primary School, Oak Class
    Kelways Garden Centre
  • Pickles has been championed by High Ham Primary School
  • Cookie has been championed by
    Holly Farm holiday cottages
    Keinton Mandeville Primary School
  • Cosmo has been championed by Kingfishers and Woodpeckers of Middlezoy Primary School
  • Ziggy has been championed by
    Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School
    Art Tea Zen Cafe, Langport
  • Chocolo has been championed by Kingston St Mary C of E Primary School
  • Swampy has been championed by
    Lisa and the team at Viridor Credits Environmental Company.
    Charlton Orchards
  • Billy has been championed by Long Sutton CofE Primary School
  • Tamsin has been championed by Maple Class at High Ham Church of England Primary School
  • Pepper has been championed by
    Maple Class, 2012. High Ham Church of England Primary School
    Kitchen Langport
  • Maple Glory has been championed by Maple Class, Woolavington Primary School
  • Minnie has been championed by Maple Class, Woolavington Village Primary School
  • Gizmo has been championed by Middlezoy Primary School
  • Flash has been championed by
    Middlezoy Primary School
    For Every Cloud art/craft shop & gallery
  • Haribo has been championed by Middlezoy School
  • Phelps has been championed by Mill on the Brue Outdoor Activity Centre
  • Shadow has been championed by Monteclefe Academy
  • Misty Moor has been championed by
    Monteclefe CofE Academy
    Eternal Kitchens
  • Timmy-Clefe has been championed by Monteclefe Primary School, Somerton
  • Trinny has been championed by Mr Lennox's Class, Holy Trinity School, Taunton
  • Ruby has been championed by North Curry Primary School
  • Lucky has been championed by North Newton Community Primary School
  • Sherbert has been championed by North Petherton Community Primary School
  • Lofty has been championed by Norton Sub-Hambdon Primary School
  • Elizabeth Royal has been championed by Norton-sub-Hamdon Primary School
  • Oakie has been championed by
    Oakhill College, Whalley, Lancs.
    The River Parrett cafe, Langport
  • Evie has been championed by Orchardleigh B&B Long Sutton
  • Legend has been championed by
    Othery Village School
    Thorney Lakes Caravan & Camping Park
  • Excalibird has been championed by
    Preston CofE Primary School
    Somerset Crafts, Avalon Marshes Centre
  • Kia has been championed by Red Kite Class, King Ina Academy, Somerton
  • Midnight has been championed by Shark and Octopus classes at North Curry C of E Primary School
  • Wiz has been championed by Shepton Beauchamp VC CofE Primary School
  • Twinkle has been championed by Skylark Class of Othery School
  • Soar has been championed by Somerset Art Works
  • Alexander has been championed by Somerset Local Food Direct Ltd
  • Willow has been championed by
    South Petherton Junior School
    Lynn Shorthouse Counselling & Therapy
  • Humbug has been championed by South West Peninsula Training, Langport
  • Margaret has been championed by St.Margarets School, Taunton
  • Stowford has been championed by Steel Suffolks
  • Mildred has been championed by Studio Farrows B&B/Self-catering, Aller
  • Mennis has been championed by The Federation of Stoke-St-Gregory and Burrowbridge Primary Schools
  • Beatrice has been championed by The Girls of Maple Class, High Ham Church of England Primary School
  • Charlie has been championed by The King Alfred Inn, Burrowbridge
  • Albert has been championed by The Rose and Crown - Woodhill, Stoke St.Gregory
  • Pippa has been championed by
    The Somerset Distillery & Burrow Hill Cider Farm
    Kingsbury Primary School
    Pippa Taylor, Oak Class teacher, Elmhurst School
  • Cotton has been championed by
    The Wet Moor Magazine
    West Chinnock Primary School
  • Acorn has been championed by Trull CofE Primary School
  • Rosa has been championed by Vielfalt Biosphere - Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve, Brandenburg.
  • Viridor has been championed by Viridor Waste Management
  • Gibble has been championed by Westonzoyland Primary School
  • Gary has been championed by Westonzoyland Primary School
  • Bart has been championed by
    Woodpecker Class, Mark Church of England V.C. First School
    Discover South Somerset
  • Diamond has been championed by
    Woolavington Primary School
    Sedgemoor District Council
  • Wycliffe has been championed by Wycliffe College, Stonehouse
  • Gemma has been championed by
    Year 7 Shapwick School
    Walkers Farm Cottages