Progress Update on our Fundraising Campaign!

27 April 2021 | Wildscreen

Powering through to empower the next generation

After an overwhelming response to our Emerging Talent webinar and a fantastic start to our fundraising week, the Wildscreen team are keeping up the momentum! With a free masterclass completed today and a host of challenges to come, we are encouraging our audience to donate to our match-funded campaign.

We are using this fundraising tracker to showcase our progress. As of the 27th of April, we are only £920 off our £5,000 match-funded target!

You can donate via the Big Give portal here.

Massive achievements for Team Wildscreen

CEO Lucie might be on maternity leave, but she has joined the team to raise awareness of our match-funded campaign to empower the next generation. On Sunday Lucie and baby Elwood set off and walked a total of 10 miles!

Since Thursday, team members Georgia, Gaby, Millie and Tanya have volunteered to clear up their local parks, harbour and beach with the goal of clearing 5000 pieces of litter within a week. Between the team, they have currently collected at least 2800 pieces.

You can watch the team’s activities and challenges back on our Instagram highlights and donate now to recognise our fundraising efforts!

Mini Masterclass taster sessions for Emerging Talent

On Friday, we hosted our first free taster webinar! The fantastic Dee Hassan, Dan O’Neill and Emilie Ehrhardt discussed their routes into the natural history industry. We also had a special message from Mya-Rose Craig, and fantastic reviews from all our emerging talent viewers.

"To see Dan making documentaries and speaking about these issues on the big screen and to be linked to wildlife conservation and film making, and representation, is so uplifting because I'd NEVER seen someone who is gay and in wildlife conservation in any representative role. Thank you for all that you do." Attendee

This morning (Tuesday) we were joined by the amazing Chloë Mnatzaganian for our second webinar. Chloë, a researcher from the BBC’s Natural History Unit, spoke about how she carved out her career and what it’s like to work with the BBC on programmes including The Watches. Again, the session proved to be a huge success!

What to expect this week…

Interim CEO Sue will be pulling on her trainers and challenging herself to run 10 miles around the hilly Richmond Park on Wednesday. Joined by a running team made up of friends and family, Sue will be navigating the herds of deer and passing by patron, Sir David Attenborough’s house. Support her by donating to our campaign today!

Georgia will be returning to the park with her litter picker and continuing to strive towards our goal of collecting 5000 pieces of litter from our local environment. On Thursday, Millie will be donning her gardening gloves to plant pollinator beds enriching the space for both local wildlife and the community.

You can donate to this fantastic cause here.

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