On a grey and dismal day in the city of London, two runners Caroline and Helen, officially became Welfare Warriors for Wild Welfare!
Wild Welfare’s first ever challenge event took place on Sunday the 13th of October when two of our dedicated supporters agreed to run a half marathon in aid of Wild Welfare. Collectively they managed to smash their fundraising target and raised over £1,500! This money will help us continue making a real difference for captive animals around the world.
Helen and Caroline wanted to show off their dedication to helping the thousands of animals we work with by running in elephant onesies. Not only did this make the gruelling 13.1 mile route more challenging but it also helped to highlight our cause and the work we do. Elephants have featured in several of our previous projects so we loved to have this represented on the day through the costumes. Wild Welfare is incredibly grateful to everyone who donated and especially to Helen and Caroline for their excellent efforts in running so far.
This was the first of our challenge events but it certainly will not be the last. There are more opportunities to become a Welfare Warrior in the future. We have places available for the London 2020 Vitality Big Half marathon so if you are feeling fit or you simply want to help improve the lives of animals around the globe, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wild Welfare is a global organisation committed to improving animal welfare for captive wild animals. By uniting the world’s leading zoos, zoo associations and animal welfare organisations, we build trusting partnerships that help provide long-term solutions to critical wild animal welfare issues.
Our vision is to end the suffering of captive wild animals around the world and ensure full and sustainable protection is given to all animals in human care. Find out more at www.wildwelfare.org. Registered charity in England (no.1165941).
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