Run wild and help save endangered species

Running wild

School children across Surrey are invited to get involved in a new wild activity day to raise funds and awareness to help save endangered species around the globe this autumn.

The ‘Running Wild’ event is organised by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and will take place on October 4, to mark World Animal Day.

Schools can sign up to take part in the fun fundraiser, which gives children an opportunity to play, learn about conservation and raise money for the Shalford-based charity.

“Running Wild is a great fun way of getting children interested in our environment and to learn new and exciting lessons about iconic endangered species such as elephants, tigers and rhinos – while raising money to help protect them at the same time,” said DSWF’s Education Manager Jo Elphick.

Schools can choose to do whatever wild activity they like on Running Wild day such as a:
Tumble through the jungle – a sponsored race across an obstacle course!
Non-uniform day – dress up as an endangered wild animal!
Wild bake sale – make animal themed treats and have a cake stall!
Wild tiger jump – see how many you can do in a minute!
Wild sponsored run – cover the distance an animal travels in a day (primary and junior options available).

DSWF can provide schools taking part in Running Wild with sponsorship forms perfect for fundraising. PLUS each school with a minimum of 30 students taking part will receive a FREE DSWF animal adoption – including a fantastic animal toy hand made by a women’s group in Zambia. A perfect classroom mascot!
All the money raised by schools from the Running Wild event will go to projects funded by DSWF, that are working to conserve endangered animals across Africa and Asia – including snow leopards, chimpanzees and pangolins.
To find out more about Running Wild on World Animal Day on October 4 visit DSWF’s website at www.davidshepherd.org email jo.elphick@davidshepherd.org or call 01483 272 323.

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