The Wildlife Aid Foundation is fortunate to have many celebrity friends and patrons. Over the years they have been invaluable in their support for our charity. Meet a few of them here…
Chris Tarrant OBE
Julie Walters CBE
Other supporters include
Kate Bush, Beverley Craven, Susan Skipper, Daniel Hyde, Neil Long, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Marti Webb
WAF Ambassador - Kate Woods
Wildlife Ambassador Kate Woods is busy planning her next round of fundraising activities, aiming to hit the big £10k target once again. In just the first few months of 2012, Kate managed to pull together events as varied as the Red Heart Ball in February (which raised £1,500) and a Village Fair in April (which brought in £800). And almost every month there is something new happening!
Kate’s events range from raffles with great prizes (laptops and ipads, for example) to pub quiz evenings, tribute nights and discos. So keep an eye on our website – “Events in Aid of Us” – to see what Kate is up to next….
“Kate is one of our most active and determined supporters”, says Simon Cowell. “She is also one of our most successful. In just a couple of years she has already raised over £20,000 for WAF, and she is on course to raise thousands more this year. What an amazing record of achievement!
“WAF relies heavily on volunteers who give up their time and commitment for the charity, whether they work here in Leatherhead dealing with the day-to-day needs of the wildlife hospital or, like Kate, are out & about, at weekends and evenings, raising much-needed funds for us.
“But the charity’s continuation is uncertain unless we can boost our fund-raising, and in this difficult economic climate that’s not an easy task, to say the least! It is no exaggeration to say that WAF’s future depends on people like Kate.
“Kate Woods certainly deserves her title of ‘Wildlife Ambassador’! More power to her!”
To help with Kate’s fundraising efforts, or if you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Wildlife Ambassador yourself, talk to Alice at the WAF office or email her at email@example.com
Become an Ambassador
Do you care about Britain’s wildlife heritage and would you like to be an “Ambassador” for the animals? The Wildlife Aid Foundation is looking for people who are passionate about helping wild animals, and who want to do something tangible to promote the charity’s mission of respect for nature.
It is hoped that under this new initiative a network of Ambassadors can be recruited across Surrey and further afield to advance the wildlife cause and to generate funds to help British wild animals into the future.
“The idea behind Wildlife Ambassadors,” says the charity’s founder Simon Cowell MBE, “is that we bring in people from different walks of life who are willing and able to champion the Wildlife Aid Foundation in their community, their business or profession, and who can support us by helping to raise funds in their own neighbourhoods or workplaces and among their networks of contacts.
“Being a Wildlife Ambassador is about using your skills and your contacts to serve a really important cause – that of protecting our precious and endangered wildlife heritage. Forget fancy medals or uniforms with gold braid. Being one of our Ambassadors is all about representing the creatures that can’t speak up for themselves – Britain’s wildlife! Though if you want to hold fundraising events for us and pass around the Ferrero Rocher, we won’t stop you!”