Fund Raising for L.W.P
This is our dedicated page to those who have given up their time to help our Charity… you could be featured here too!
Whether you want to individually reach some personal goals, help the animals, not only at the park but around the world; or perhaps you know of a group of people or local club that would like to get involved? It doesn’t matter how you help, we just appreciate anything you can do for our charity to maintain it’s success.
Don’t forget… any money raised goes straight back into the park to help with updates, new enclosure, rescuing or rehoming animals and birds in need & of course, the food and resources the animals need for a healthy, balanced diet. You really will be able to see where your money is going, in constant updates to the park & the environment we offer our animals.
Eileen Miller is a local lady to our village of Friskney and has literally dedicated hours upon hours and walked hundreds of miles, all for the animals residing at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park. In 2017 alone she raised nearly £4,000 cycling miles for our campaign TIGALIVE. This was to raise funds for our enclosure Bengal Gardens and offer these 11 Tigers a natural home full of enrichment; something they would have never received had we not have taken them in. It also helped with research and rehabilitation facilities in Bangladesh, to help get more tigers back into the wild.
During 2017 she faced her height fears and Power Glided from the cliffs in Italy to raise money. She has continually provided beautiful photo’s and cards to sell in our gift shop, as well as tombola’s & stalls for our visitors to enjoy. More recently for TIGALIVE, she has been all over the country cycling and walking the miles that she has been sponsored to do!
In 2018 she has raised over £5,000 for the park and for Nigel our Puma’s new sensory enclosure. She continually amazes us with her ideas and efforts to help our charity, creating prize draws, raffles and games for the children to get involved with while visiting the park.
Not only this but she has walked 547 miles (651 km), which is the equivalent of walking from our park in Lincolnshire to John O’ Groats in far Northern Scotland; all to raise more money for our charity and her love of Tigers. She will be helping to organise fund raising days at the park with lots of activities to get involved with, so keep an eye out on our events page and social media for updates!
We are thrilled and honoured to have been selected by Lincolnshire Co-op to be their Community Champions for the period of December 2019 – March 2020. Their scheme helps local communities raise funds for charities of all kinds, and they have really been making a difference to lives by doing this. here’s just a few examples of their amazing work:
- Over 50 volunteers helped to run the 3 community libraries used by over 9,000 book borrowers!
- Over 140,000 kg of textiles were recycled through clothing banks set up by them
- Their pop-up Health Pods gave 846 checks to people, which in-turn lead to over 260 GP referrals
- £161,000 was donated to support 3 new life-saving Air Ambulances
They will be raising funds both in-store and by organising their own charity nights and events. For every person that shops in a Lincolnshire Co-op, they will donate to their chosen Community Champion… so get shopping to help your local charities! If you are a dividend member of Lincolnshire Co-op, then you will also receive special offers or the opportunity to donate and help. We really appreciate any funds that are raised, as this will go towards the desperately needed sensory enclosure for our Puma Nigel. You can read Nigel’s story or even start up your own fund raising for him on his JustGiving page.
If you would like to read more about Community Champions then you can visit their website: www.lincolnshire.coop/communitychampions
Harry (Pictured right) is a wonderful and dedicated young boy who decided that he would raise some much needed funds for our Puma, Nigel. Lincolnshire Wildlife Park are currently trying to construct a new sensory enclosure for Nigel, as he has a congenital eye condition which could eventually render him blind. He is only a young cat, so has a long life ahead of him & we want to make sure he can live a fulfilling one with us at the park.
Harry took to Nigel’s story and with the help of sponsors he raised over £500 by climbing Mount Snowden & Scafell Pike, the two tallest mountains in England and Wales. Mount Snowden stands at 3560 feet and Scafell Pike at 3209 feet, so this was a difficult climb but he did amazingly well & showed true dedication to help a beautiful animal in need.
“I love all animals and was proud to complete this challenge to help Nigel.” “Hopefully others might be inspired to follow and raise the much needed money.”
You can read Nigel the Puma’s story on our JustGiving page by Clicking Here
Helen Zealand, the Group Scout Leader, also said of the Scout’s Fund Raising efforts:
“Within Scouting we are challenged to learn about the world around us, and as our founder Lord Baden Powell said, Scouts should leave the world a better place than we find it. Our group believe firmly in this, and we try to encourage the young people to take action on their environment whenever possible.In 2017 we visited the wildlife park with beavers and cubs, and to prepare for the visit we asked the children to learn about tigers. The cubs and beavers were asked to complete a few challenges at home and be sponsored for doing them, the children made cakes, tiger masks, wrote about meeting a tiger, and wrote a cartoon story about a tiger who followed them home for tea. During our visit we handed over a cheque for £250, for the Tiger live appeal, and all our young people earned their WWF Tiger explore badge, and several scout badges.”
“In 2018 following our cub scout Harry Ratcliffe’s sponsored hike up 2 mountains, we asked the group to help raise money towards Nigel the pumas new home. Our beavers and cubs enjoyed hearing about Harry and his hikes, so we chose 2 sponsored events we could complete in a normal meeting night. We chose 2 traditional scout favourite fundraisers for the children to do: a 3 legged race and a welly boot throw. We challenged our young beaver scouts (aged 6-8 years) to a 400metre 3 legged race, and the cubs (age 8-10), an 800metre race. The beavers found the going tough but all completed the race, learning all about teamwork and working outside their comfort zone. The cubs were very enthusiastic about their 3 legged race, and all completed the 800metres, with a few completing 1500metres of racing before deciding to stop. The welly throw went very well, with the youngest cub, throw his welly boot over 15 metres, beating all others along the way. Each child was asked to bring a minimum of £5 towards the sponsor night, and we were delighted that some earned more. The group handed over a cheque for £425 and we are very proud of their efforts.”