Wild Welfare recently won a £1,000 Movement for Good award thanks to nominations from the public.
Wild Welfare is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. 13,695 charities were nominated by an amazing 253,879 members of the public.
The impact that this money can have is significant. With an estimate of 10,000 captive wild animal facilities worldwide and poor animal welfare widely prevalent in a considerable number of these facilities, potentially thousands of animals are suffering in captivity around the world. Zoos can be a divisive issue, but we are the first and only project-led, captive wild animal welfare initiative that aims to minimise condemnation and division around captive animal welfare, whilst maximising action and improving the lives of animals.
Through our work we are seeing a tangible welfare impact. Led by animal welfare experts, we create initiatives that support trusting partnerships, provide training, policy advice and deliver long-term solutions to the most critical issues facing wild animals in captivity.
“Sarah Blake, Wild Welfare’s Projects and Development Manager, said: “The entire Wild Welfare team is incredibly grateful to each and every one of our supporters who nominated us for this award.
“During these difficult times, an injection of funds is a much needed burst of optimism to ensure that the charity can continue to help thousands of captive animals around the world.”
Wild Welfare is already working in over ten different countries and this funding will allow us to reach even more facilities and help hundreds more animals’ lives improve across the globe.
Mark Hews, group chief executive at Ecclesiastical, said: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards.
Ecclesiastical is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers.
As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business.
We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”
Notes to Editors
For more information or interview requests please contact Wild Welfare on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 wildwelfare.org. Registered charity in England (no.1165941).