If you would like to raise funds for ALERT then take a look at these options on how you can help. If you need advice just drop us an email. The options include:
- Create your own fundraising page
- Recycle your unwanted mobile phones
- Give as you Live just by shopping online
- Give as you Search the internet
- Make your own collection box
- Hold a raffle, lottery, bingo or competition
- Give as you Sell on eBay
- Do a sponsored parachute jump
Buy a product from one our partner shops
- Cudaboo - lion themed baby clothing
RAISE FUNDS FOR ALERT AND VOLUNTEER FOR FREE
Yes, you read that correctly. We are offering FREE PLACES to volunteer at any of our Antelope Park, Lion Encounter Livingstone or Lion Encounter Victoria Falls projects as a reward for the most successful fundraisers. For more information click here.
People in the past have run, climbed, baked, jumped, partied, and held all sorts of other events. If you have an idea you can set up a fundraising page to promote the event and collect donations. These online systems not only take the hassle of dealing with donations out of your hands, but ensure that donors can give tax effectively. The success of your fundraising page is directly related to how much effort you put into promoting it, so once set up, make sure you let all your friends and family know about it.
Click here to set up a fundraising page for ALERT UK
Click here to set up a fundraising page for ALERT USA
If you would like to discuss your ideas with us, or need ideas of how you can raise funds for us, just contact us for a chat.
We have also produced a help brochure to assist you with your fundraising. Download it here.
RECYLE YOUR MOBILE PHONE IN AID OF ALERT
You can now donate to our charity without it costing you anything at all. Sounds too good to be true? It really isn’t! All you need to do is dig out your old and unwanted mobile phones and our partners, Greensource Solutions in the UK and the e-Cycle Foundation in the US, will donate money to us on your behalf*.
It’s very easy and completely free!
If you are in the UK, simply visit Greensource Solutions’ website to request a freepost envelope and find out how easy it is to send them your mobile. If you would like to get in touch to discuss your donation, you can email the Greensource Solutions team at: email@example.com, or telephone 0117 304 2390.If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me, as your support is very important to us.
If you are in the US, simply visit ALERT’s charity portal on the e-Cycle Foundation’s website. Once there, follow the simple instructions to recycle your mobile, absolutely free of charge. If you would like to get in touch to discuss your donation, you can email the e-Cycle Foundation team at: GreenTeam@e-Cycle.com, or telephone 855 329 2536.
* Terms and conditions apply to both options, so please read through your chosen organisation’s small print first to avoid disappointment.
Help us to make this campaign a success by passing this information on to your family, friends and colleagues to encourage them to make their mobiles make money for ALERT too.
Recycle today - together we can help to save the King of Beasts.
GIVE AS YOU LIVE (UK only): Thousands of stores will donate money to ALERT when you shop online at your favourite stores, at no cost to you. You'll even get special offers and competions from your favourite brands.
GIVE AS YOU SEARCH (UK only): Every day you search the web. Well now you can earn funds for ALERT whilst doing so, at no cost to you.
Note: When using these services you can search for our profile by entering “African Lion” into the search field, our full name being the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust.
The lion adorns the UK's 10 pence piece. You can collect these in aid of lion conservation. Below are links to various graphics so that you can create collection boxes. As this is a private collection you are legally allowed to place these boxes on any private land, such as your local supermarket, bank or pub. What you cannot do without a licence is place the box in a public building (e.g. local council office) or public place (i.e. collecting on the street).
When your box is full, simply go to your nearest branch of Lloyds TSB and, using a deposit slip, pay your collection into our bank account, the details of which are:
African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (UK)
Lloyds TSB Bank, 32 Oxford Street, London W1D 1AX
Account No.: 03482258
Sort Code: 30-98-71
Click on these links to download the images to create your collection box: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine. There is also a poster that you can download to promote your collection here.
RAFFLES, LOTTERIES, BINGO AND COMPETITIONS (UK Only)
Be aware that if you are planning to hold a raffle, lottery, bingo game or competition as part of your event, you may run into legal difficulties. There are strict laws concerning these kinds of activities, so it is vital you are aware of any restrictions concerning your chosen activity. The licensing department of your local authority will be able to advise you if in doubt. ALERT UK has a Small Lottery Licence which will allow you to carry out these activities legally as long as you quote this number on any printed materials: 13/05462/LILN.
GIVE AS YOU SELL (UK & US)
Earn a bit. Give a bit. Everyone benefits! ALERT has linked up with MissionFish.org.uk, the charity arm of the web market-place phenomenon eBay in the UK, and with eBay Giving Works in the US. When posting an item for sale on eBay, you have the option of donating a percentage of the sale to a charity. Simply search for African Lion & Environmental Research Trust as the charity you wish to support - and the rest is automatic with MissionFish or eBay Giving Works making all the necessary transactions for you to ensure ALERT receives the percentage of the sale price you choose.
To sell your stuff in aid of ALERT in the UK click here
To sell your stuff in aid of ALERT in the US click here
Parachute for FREE in aid of ALERT (UK & USA only)
If you have ever wanted to do a parachute jump here is your chance. ALERT are looking for hundreds of adventurous volunteers to make a fundraising parachute jump and if you raise enough in sponsorship you will get to jump for free!
In the UK: There are three types of jump available – an ‘Accelerated FreeFall’ where you can experience the thrill of skydiving solo from up to 12,000 feet, a ‘Tandem Skydive’ from 10,000 feet attached to a professional instructor and a ‘Static Line’ jump which is performed solo from up to 3,000 feet - and you can jump from any one of over twenty British Parachute Association approved airfields across the UK. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise from £360 (depending on the type of jump you choose) you will receive your jump for free. So if you would like to make a thrilling skydive download the full information pack and everything you need to take part in the experience of a lifetime.
In the USA: You will enjoy the thrill of a tandem skydive, jumping out of a plane from 2 miles and falling at 120mph. Skydive centres to undertake your jump are located in California, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Tennessee. No experience is necessary as all training is given and if you raise from $500 you will receive your jump for free. So if you would like to make a thrilling skydive visit the web site and choose to jump in aid of the African Lion & Environmental Research Trust to find out everything you need to take part in the experience of a lifetime.
CUDABOO (Europe & USA)
Cudaboo is donating a percentage of profits from the Max the Lion range of baby clothes to ALERT in support of lion conservation.
At Cudaboo we provide cuddles in the form of our super soft, organic baby clothing. You’ll be captivated by our range of ‘Cuddlers’ – including Max the Lion who will embrace your baby from birth. Cudaboo is as much about comfy cuddles as it is dedicated to raising awareness about conservation and valuing the beautiful natural world around us.
Our snuggly playsuits are for little ones from 0 to 12 months and blankets in one size, suitable even for the grown up kids amongst you! All our products are made from 100% organic cotton, as certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard.
Cudaboo is designed in the UK and manufactured in the purest of cotton fields in Izmir in a factory dedicated to protecting the environment from the start – using no pesticides when planting the cotton and during the growing stage. Organic cotton is softer to the touch, kinder to baby’s skin and benefits the environment. Cuddles all around!