The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020
One donation, twice the impact!
We are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020 to raise vital funds that have been lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Big Give Christmas Challenge is a matched funding campaign where any donation that you make will be doubled for one week only, between 1st and 8th of December. With thanks to some amazing pledges we’ve received, and champion funding from The Reed Foundation, we have a total of £4,000 in matched funds! That means that we can raise a total of £8,000 in just one week as any donation made (up to £4,000) will be doubled from the matched funds pot.
If you donate through our Big Give Challenge between 1st and 8th of December, your gift will be DOUBLED! £10 becomes £20, £20 becomes £40, £50 becomes £100 – at no extra cost to you!
Here’s why we must raise £8,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this year…
We are facing an emergency as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have lost £200,000 in income. This core budget provides the essential food, medication and care for monkeys rescued from the pet trade. After so much trauma, the monkeys need the quality of life your support can help us give them.
Covid-19 is a serious threat to the health of the monkeys at the Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary. These rescued monkeys are particularly vulnerable as most have underlying health issues such as diabetes, heart disease or autoimmune diseases, as a result of their lives in the primate pet trade. To protect the monkeys and the people who care for them, we have had to close our site to visitors and suspend most of the educational and volunteer programmes; so we have lost a huge amount of core funding.
Since March we have had to call on our amazing supporters to help provide food, medication and care for the monkeys at the Sanctuary. Careful planning has kept the welfare of the monkeys at the standard they deserve. Donations, grants and our adoption scheme have helped keep us going but we need to utilise every opportunity to ensure the monkeys’ futures.
By donating to our Big Give Christmas Challenge, you will be helping to provide food, medication and care for the monkeys at our Sanctuary. All funds will be used for the welfare of the rescued monkeys.
How you can help:
If you donate through our Big Give Christmas Challenge, your donation towards this campaign could be DOUBLED! But remember to SAVE THE DATE as donations are only doubled between midday on the 1st of December and midday on the 8th of December.