Pangolin Project Raises Funds

From cake sales to sponsored rickshaw rides, we’re always so grateful for the wonderful fund-raising support we receive from wildlife lovers young and old in the community.

Eight-year-old Lukas from Surrey chose the pangolin as his fund-raising focus for a rainforest project at school. The schoolboy went on to make a model pangolin, held a bake sale and adopted a pangolin through DSWF, raising over £160 for our work.

Lukas held a bake sale at his Surrey school to raise money for endangered pangolins.
Lukas held a bake sale at his Surrey school to raise money for endangered pangolins.

Lukas’ mum said: “He wanted to report on a rare and endangered animal – he discovered the pangolin and made this cute animal known at school. Until then, 90% of the students and also some teachers did not know the animal.”

Thanks to the ISL Surrey Primary  school, who made this pangolin project possible for Lukas.

Lukas helped spread awareness about pangolins in his school.

From cake baking to rickshaw rides – Tom Gordon-Colebrook is joining two others on a trip across Sri Lanka to raise funds for our work.

Tom said: “I’m one wheel of the three-wheeled Rikki-Tikki-Tarvies, chaps from the UK who’ve banded together to push the reasonable limits of tuk-tuk travel in the legendary Rickshaw Run.

“With my two teammates, I’ll be navigating the length of Sri Lanka from north to south in a 10.5bhp Bajaj auto-Rickshaw. It’ll be a wild ride over a week of sense-scalding adventure: gnarly roads, forest tracks, mountain passes all lie in wait to conquer us and our wheezing four-stroke steed.”

We all wish the Rikki-Tikki-Tarvies the best of luck on their adventure – you can sponsor their efforts at on their Just Giving page.

Meanwhile Surrey Jazz Orchestra is holding a special concert in support of DSWF on 26 March 2019. All are welcome and tickets are available on the door. For more information please visit the orchestra’s website here.

If you would like to hold your own fundraising event or challenge, or if you are interested in becoming a DSWF Community Ambassador, please contact Amanda Butler, our Community Fundraising Team Leader.

“There are plenty of counties across the UK who would love to have their own Ambassador, sharing a passion for wildlife and the work of DSWF. Each ambassador has their own unique way of supporting DSWF, so please join us and do your bit to help save wildlife around the world,” said Amanda.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can get involved in DSWF’s work, please contact Amanda by emailing her at Amanda.butler@davidshepherd.org .