It is likely only a small percentage of the estimated more than 10,000 zoos and aquariums that exist globally fall under country-wide animal welfare legislation or guiding principles from a zoo association.
A much more significant number fall outside any such protection, so despite significant advances in animal welfare science by leading zoo bodies, poor animal welfare is still widely observed in many zoos around the world.
Each year, Wild Welfare’s work supports welfare improvements for thousands of wild animals living in zoos and aquariums around the world.
And your support can help us do even more! We have many ideas for ways you could help raise funds for Wild Welfare, from baking and selling cakes at your workplace, holding a non-uniform day at your school, to setting up a yogathon with like-minded yoga buddies and birthday and anniversary celebration days.
Whatever you choose to do, we’d love to hear about your fundraising plans and if you download our fundraising pack below, it will provide you with all the materials you need to make your activities go as smoothly as possible. For any more information on fundraising for us, please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER WAYS TO FUNDRAISE FOR US
If you are taking on a challenge, a simple way of raising funds is through sponsorship from family and friends. You can collect sponsorship easily by setting up an online fundraising page through either JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving or Facebook.
Most online fundraising sites charge a small fee to process donations – with the exception of Facebook which is free – so if you are going to do your fundraising through social media this could be a good option.
Give As You Earn (GAYE)
GAYE allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly to a charity, tax free. Supporting Wild Welfare through GAYE will cost you less than a direct debit – because your donation is taken before you pay tax. So, each £1 you give costs you only 80p (and if you are a higher rate taxpayer, it costs you only 60p).
Speak to your HR team at work to set up a payroll gift to Wild Welfare. Your employer will need to operate a Payroll Giving scheme – if they don’t, it is simple to set up and a great way for employees to donate regularly to charity.
From conducting welfare assessments in zoos and delivering hands-on training with zoo staff to developing educational materials, addressing legislation gaps in wild animal welfare governance and carrying out research, our work is varied and vast, but is absolutely focussed on improving welfare for wild animals living in captivity around the world.