What will your challenge be this year? Looking to push beyond your comfort zone? There are
more outdoor adventures available than ever before, from marathons, triathlons,
trans-continental cycle races and long distance swims, to climbing mountains,
trekking jungles or tackling obstacle courses submerged in mud. Or maybe a
gentler sponsored walk is more your thing.
However you decide to break free and try something new, please raise awareness and funds for WVI and get your team/company at work to join you. Below are some ideas.
When you are ready you can
How about getting into the thick of it?
There are various organised runs from endurance distance and triathlons to shorter ones with a number of obstacles. All of them will ensure you will enjoy every minute of it and have a few stories to tell the grandchildren.
Our wildlife vet Karen Ruth, completed her 1st ironman distance triathlon on 20th June 2021 and raised an incredible £730 on her JustGiving page in memory of Dr John Lewis. An incredible achievement.
Dr Debra Bourne, a long supporter of WVI completed an amazing 4 x 100 mile ultra Centurion marathon races in 2021 on behalf of WVI. Massive well done, in tough conditions .. we are all in awe of Debra.
Can you go the distance for WVI? Get in contact and we'II support you all the way.
A team of Colchester Zoo keepers Ran for Big Cats in the Tough Mudder Midlands Half in May 2017. It's been sometime since we've had a team compete in the Tough Mudder on behalf of WVI. If you are interested there are lots to choose from - Move events here. There are even Mini Tough Mudders for those kids who love getting mucky.
Walk4Wildlife: School children are attempting to break the Guinness™ World Record for a mass sponsored walk in May, in order to raise funds for different wildlife charities, including WVI.
Children and accompanying adults need to be walking (anywhere; classroom, playground, up hills or down dales) on 24th May 2019.
In 2017 seven schools took part and raised over £5,000 for WVI's Tiger Health Programme. In 2019 we will be raising funds for veterinary support for Painted Dog Conservation.
If you have school-age children, do encourage their schools to join in – and ask them to consider supporting WVI! The current record is 231,635 people. Imagine if everyone raised just £1!
Perhaps walking is your thing?
Walk4Wildlife previously arranged ‘The Big 5’ sponsored walks, which offer everything from walking to a picnic on the South Downs, to completing 20miles around Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common (London), or following a 50k route around Snowdonia, solving riddles and finding clues as you go (you can drive some of it), to a very civilised (over 2 days) Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk, or even a night walk around the New Forest.
Are you planning any walks this year? Consider fundraising for us. You can count on us to keep you motivated with every step through our Wildlife Warriors Facebook Group. Join here.
Calling all cyclists!
Fancy cycling 55 miles through some of the most spectacular scenery in the South West? Why not do the London-Brighton Cycle ride on Sunday 11th September and raise funds for WVI.
On this iconic London to Brighton Cycle Ride, leave the buzz of the city behind and join thousands of your fellow cyclists as you face the challenge of a 55-mile. Journey on two wheels from the heart of London to the buzzing Brighton seafront! Pledge to raise £250 for WVI and we'II send you a WVI cycling top. To book your place and for more information click here.
We were delighted when Jacqui Allingham choose to raise funds for WVI & finally got to complete the London to Brighton bike ride in 2021, following setbacks from covid restrictions. She raised an awesome £564.
Here's why she choose WVI: "At the beginning of 2020 I signed up to the London to Brighton Bike Ride as a personal challenge and to repay the wildlife that has given me so much pleasure over the past few years. I picked Wildlife Vets International as my charity of choice. WVI provides an amazing service to the international conservation community, by providing veterinary expertise around the world to save endangered species such as the Amur tiger, the painted wolves in Africa and even the UK's own pine martens" Jacqui.