Thank you to our amazing fundraisers and your inspirational efforts helping World Land Trust to save habitats worldwide.

Take a look at just how far our wonderful supporters will go to save the natural world.

 
Anna-and-Charlotte

Anna, Charlotte and friends!

Quiet for nature: Anna, Charlotte and friends’ sponsored silence for Action Fund

Keeping quiet for 24 hours can’t have been easy for sisters Anna and Charlotte, but that’s precisely what they decided to do after watching videos of the devastation of the natural world.

Inspired by WLT patrons Sir David Attenborough, Steve Backshall and Chris Packham, the duo held a day-long sponsored silence in early March 2021. Soon friends Henry, Alfie, Leffe, Ela and Olivia were doing the same in their homes – and together they all raised (at the time of writing) £579, smashing the £400 target!

The day of silence was not without its hiccups – Charlotte’s attempt of a silent video call with her grandmother proved tricky – but the sisters left convinced of the difference anyone can make for nature. They tell us: “Do what you can – big or small. You can’t control what other people do but you can be sure you’ve done your bit.”

Teddy

Teddy

We continue to be astounded by our incredible supporters and we want to say a huge thank you to Teddy, who parted with his hair to help people and planet.

At age 5, Teddy wanted to grow his hair to donate to children with cancer. Now three years later, his locks were long enough to be sent to The Little Princess Trust – and he also used this charity haircut to raise an incredible £1,230 for WLT’s Action Fund.

After learning about our patron Sir David Attenborough in school, Teddy became passionate about protecting wildlife and thought this was a fantastic way to get his schoolmates talking about how we can all become “defenders of the Earth”. We hear he is now growing his hair again to support the causes he loves!

It has been a tough year for nature but everyone can do their bit – just like Teddy. It’s #NotTooLate to join him and us as we change the planet for the better.

Robert Fell

Robert Fell

Three Peaks Challenge: No mountain high enough for MPMA’s Robert Fell

Robert Fell describes his decision to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as a “celebration of, or to be more accurate in defiance of my sixtieth year”. On 22 May 2021, the chief executive of the Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA) – who already support WLT through the sale of this refillable water bottle – will set off on a 24-mile trek along the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough – all within 12 hours, and with profits from the fundraise going to WLT!

Robert says training has been going well. He tell us: “There comes a time when just being interested in conservation is not enough, you have to try to do your bit. It’s true that as individuals we can’t solve the problems on our own but we can all do something, and lots of people doing something will make a genuine difference.”

Team Toucan

With support from friends and family, Team Toucan have been on a fantastic and touching journey.

They have cycled, rowed, run, swum and walked 2123 miles to raise money for WLT’s Plant a Tree programme, ensuring that at least 200 trees are planted.

Not only have they contributed to vital reforestation projects but their efforts have also been undertaken in the memory of those lost to Covid-19.

Congratulations and Thank you! – to Daniella and everybody in Team Toucan for your amazing achievement and touching heartfelt gesture!

James "Jimbo" Perkins

Cycling the length of South America, Autumn 2019 – Spring 2020

Jimbo is setting off on a tough, 7000-mile bicycle expedition in South America. He plans to cycle from Ushuaia, the most southerly town on the continent (and in the world) to Barranquilla in Northern Columbia in six months.

“I hope to raise £1 per mile that I cycle for the World Land Trust who are carrying out essential work on conserving the worlds ecosystems and habitats”, writes Jimbo. He hopes to visit some WLT project areas during his journey.

Find out more about Jimbo’s journey here

Nino Bacon

3 Peaks Challenge, June 2018

Nino completed the challenge of hiking the UK’s three highest mountains (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis) in 22 hours and 50 minutes!

She says “The world we all are living in is very important to me and I believe we all have some responsibility to look after and protect it. Therefore preserving nature with its living creatures regardless big or small is very close to my heart, this is why I am raising money for this amazing charity  – World Land Trust!”

 

 

Lucinda Steer

Bungee Jump, May 2018

Lucinda decided to do a terrifying bungee jump in aid of World Land Trust. She raised an impressive amount for the Buy an Acre programme, and her total was generously matched by her employer.

Lucinda told us, “It was definitely the scariest thing I have done but so worth it to be able to support the wonderful work of the World Land Trust.”

Camilla and Julian Read

Cycling from the UK to New Zealand in 12 months

When Camilla and Julian Read decided to move to New Zealand from the UK, they chose to see how much of that journey they could do by bike, and while enjoying the world’s natural landscapes by road, try to save endangered habitats by fundraising for World Land Trust on their way.

They will travel through 27 countries and visit a couple of World Land Trust projects on their way.

Read more about their journey »

 

Tory Collins

Virgin London Marathon, April 2018

This was Tory’s first marathon, and by completing it she achieved a lifelong dream. “I felt so excited to be running,” she told us. “The atmosphere and support from the crowds was incredible along the whole route, it was the hottest marathon ever and certainly tough to run.

“I managed to complete the distance without stopping and felt thrilled to collect my medal.  My own cheering squad were amazing – I am sending love and thanks to my children Ava and George, my husband Paul and Hal, Cinead, Mum, Dad and Sean. World Land Trust please keep protecting our planet for all nature for the future!”

Congratulations Tory!

Patrick Sherriff

Hong Kong 50 km Cyclothon, October 2017

The Hong Kong Cyclothon is a full-day cycling festival when amateur and professional cyclists race through the city from dawn to dusk in the autumn heat.

Sponsor Patrick on his fundraising page »

 

 

Sue, Lisa and Sarah at Bath Cotswold Way Challenge 2017

Lisa Henderson, Susan Graham and Sarah Field

Various Action Challenges in 2017,2018 and 2019

Lisa, Sue and Sarah decided to walk 100km over 2 days to complete the Cotswold Way Challenge for World Land Trust.

“I’d like to say I helped protect an area of land rich in wildlife for my children to perhaps visit one day,” says Lisa Henderson, who signed on the complete the challenge in 2018 as well. Find out more »

Becky Lockyer

Five Year Fundraising Challenge, 2017-2022

Becky has set herself a Five Year Fundraising Challenge to raise £5,000 and enable World Land Trust to buy and protect 50 acres of tropical forest.

Starting with a bake sale, she has planned various fundraising events to raise funds and awareness for WLT, including a series of Ceilidhs in St Paul’s Church, Cambridge.