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Get involved and raise funds for WWF

Fancy taking on a challenge or two while raising funds for a wildlife charity? If so, WWF is currently offering a couple of great ways to keep active while also helping the planet’s most endangered species and habitats… Sign up today!

Brave the Chill

For those adventurous enough to face the elements, WWF has launched its first cold-water challenge this month. Running until the end of January, ‘Brave the Chill’ invites fundraisers to take on a quick dip in the sea, a cold shower, or even an icy bath to help protect important habitats including the Arctic.

Louise Hall, Bespoke Events Manager at WWF, explains: “The Arctic might seem like a remote and intangible place to us, but in fact Scotland is the Arctic’s closest neighbour. The Arctic is in our backyard and what happens there affects us all. So, whether it’s a quick dip in the sea or open-water, a cold shower or an icy bath, braving the chill can help do you – and the planet – the world of good”.

Once registered, you’ll receive a range of Brave the Chill resources, including WWF’s fundraising game poster, selfie frame and important safety tips, with advice from The Outdoor Swimming Society and the RNLI. The WWF team will also stay in touch regularly to provide lots of fundraising tips and ideas in the lead up to the big challenge. To sign up, register here.

The Big Winter Wander

Join WWF on the weekend of 19-20 February 2022 – or any date you can manage in February – and head outdoors for a walk with a difference. Explore nature in your local area and fundraise to help WWF protect wildlife in the UK, and around the world, on The Big Winter Wander.

Half of all UK species are in decline – we’re losing our precious red squirrels, hedgehogs and birds at an alarming rate – and by taking part in this challenge, you can reconnect with our country’s beautiful wildlife while helping to protect it.

Nature has offered us comfort and much-needed escape during difficult times, but our world needs us more than ever before. According to WWF’s Living Planet Report, wildlife populations have declined by  68% globally as forests are destroyed and the oceans fill with plastic, causing devastating changes to the climate. We’re using all the planet’s resources faster than nature can restore itself – and now it’s our time to give back.

Sign up to join in The Big Winter Wander and WWF will give you everything you need to organise your walk, including fundraising tips, spotter sheets, activities for the kids and a guide to wildlife you might spot. There’s also information on a handy app called SEEK, by iNaturalist, which is free to download and can help you identify plants, flowers, insects, fungi, birds and animals, which you can share using #LearnToLoveNature.

To register to take part, go to The Big Winter Wander.

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