2015 Sponsorships and Donations

IS 70 R and Discovery 10x50 supplied at a discounted price to Natures Valley Trust, Western Cape, South Africa.

The Nature’s Valley Trust is a small community driven NPO working at the cutting edge of integrated conservation in South Africa. For more information on their work visit: www.naturesvalleytrust.co.za



Donation of 3 pairs of Savanna WP binoculars to the Born Free Foundation Ethiopia for their monitoring team.

Ethiopia is one of the largest and most diverse countries in Africa, with an impressive natural heritage and it is here that Born Free Foundation Ethiopia (BFFE) was officially established in 2008 to support the conservation and welfare of wild animals in Ethiopia, especially by tackling illegal trade and ownership. More information at www.bornfree.org.uk/about-us/born-free-ethiopia


Subsidised purchase of Oregon 4 LE WP 10x42 to Bayley Rose Sargeant, England Junior archer.

Bayley started archery in July 2013 aged 14 at Canterbury Archers. She progressed through indoor and outdoor disciplines over the next couple of years and was selected as part of the England Team for the home nations match during that time. She was selected to shoot for England indoors in December 2014 and ended the year being selected for the Archery GB youth compound development squad. In May 2016 she was selected to shoot for the Junior GB Team in the European Youth Cup in Hungary. Photo credit: Dubravko Buden


Subsidised purchase of IS 60 R and IS zoom eyepiece to David Phillips, Team GB Paralympic archer - www.archerygb.org

Donation of seven HR2 zoom eyepieces to Wetlands International for use with Classic IF scopes for monitoring work in Africa - www.wetlands.org

Donation of WT Oregon 4 LE WP 8x32 binoculars to Cumbria Wildlife Trust as a prize for their Beached Art event - www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk

Donation of Traveller BGA Mg 8x32 Black Edition and Savanna WP 8x30 for Durham Wildlife Trust Photography competition - www.durhamwt.com

Donation of IS 70 R scope with IS zoom eyepiece to James Howell, Archery GB Funded Cadet archer - www.archerygb.org

Donation of six Adventurer WP 8x32 green binoculars for use in providing rhino protection services in Nairobi National Park by Kenya Wildlife Services via Anthony and Emma Childs of the Emakoko Lodge - www.kws.go.ke and www.emakoko.com

Donation of two pairs of WT Oregon 4 LE WP 8x42 binoculars to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust for various fund raising activities - www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk

Donation of Traveller BGA Mg 6x32 binoculars to Buglife for its Easter online raffle - www.buglife.org.uk

Lancashire Badger Group - donation of Discovery WP PC Mg 8x42 for AGM auction and 2 pairs of binoculars for use by sett monitors - www.lancashirebadgergroup.org.uk

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - donation of WT Oregon 4 LE WP 8x32 as a prize for their Customer Engagement Survey - www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

The Forest of Marston Vale Trust - donation of Discovery WP 8x42 binocular for fund raising activity - www.marstonvale.org

Over Primary School, Cambridgeshire - donation of several pairs of binoculars to support the school's RSPB Big Schools Bird Watch

Cornwall Wildlife Trust - donation of four pairs of Wildlife Trust branded binoculars for use in the Seaquest Southwest Project - www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/seaquest

"Seaquest Southwest is a marine recording project run jointly by Cornwall and Devon Wildlife Trusts that collects sightings of all marine creatures from the public. It has given us amazing insights into the movements and behaviour of our in shore bottlenose dolphin pod, porpoises, grey seals and basking sharks. This information is used to raise awareness of the threats to marine creatures and help protect them.

The project trains volunteers to carry out surveys from the coast and regularly runs public sea watching events from sites around Cornwall which are opportunities to talk to the public about the amazing marine life right on our doorstep and to encourage and inspire adults and children alike to get involved in our monitoring project.

Having binoculars to lend to volunteers on these public sea watches is essential as a whole world is immediately opened up to them and thanks to Opticron's generous donation we are able to show people who may never have seen dolphins, seals and basking sharks how fantastic they are when seen up close!"

Devon Bird Atlas - sponsorship of Purple Sandpiper - www.devonbirds.org

Spurn Bird Observatory - supply of discounted MM3 spotting scope kit for Little Tern breeding ground monitoring - www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk

Donation of magnifiers for Education Centres for Essex, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts.

GB Rifle Team - donation of GS 665 GA /45 scopes with HR2 zoom eyepieces to raffle to raise money for their tour to the Long Range World Championships in Camp Perry, Ohio, US in August 2015 - www.gbrt.org.uk