The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

One donation, twice the impact!


We are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 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 30th November and 7th of December. With thanks to some amazing pledges we’ve received, and champion funding from The Reed Foundation, we have a total of £4,750 in matched funds! That means that we can raise a total of £9,500 in just one week as any donation made (up to £4,750) will be doubled from the matched funds pot.

If you donate through our Big Give Challenge between 30th November and 7th 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 £9,500 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge this year…

The impact of Covid-19 continues to hit hard; we have lost £100,000 in income this year, and we have a long road out of the pandemic. Your support means that the monkeys will have the essential food, medication and care to help them recover from their suffering in the pet trade.

The Covid-19 legacy remains a serious economic and physical threat to the health of the monkeys at the Wild Futures Sanctuary: the rescued monkeys are vulnerable as a result of their lives in the primate pet trade; diabetes, heart or autoimmune issues are common. We have lost a huge amount of core funding because to protect the monkeys and the people who care for them, we have to reduce visitors and suspend most of the educational and volunteer programmes.

Since March 2020 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. The Big Give, donations, grants and our adoption scheme have helped keep us going but we need to utilise every opportunity to ensure the monkeys’ futures.


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 30th of November and midday on the 7th of December. We will post the donation link here and on our Facebook page at midday on 30th November.

Thank you.