Join the fight to SAVE Wildwood
Once again, Wildwood has had to close our gates to visitors for the foreseeable future. We understand this is necessary to help stop the spread of Covid-19, but we still haven't recovered the huge financial losses after being closed for so long last year, this is a devastating set back and means we must continue to fight for our future! As we did before, we will continue to keep taking care of our animals and will continue with our conservation work to save our most endangered species. We will keep sharing photos and videos of our animals on social media to help keep you all going while you're unable to visit, but we still need your support to help keep us going too. If you are able to and would like to help, please donate today and don't forget to check out all the other ways you can help to support us too:
MAKE A DONATION - Donate online today and help us to continue protecting, conserving and rewilding our most endangered species of British wildlife. If you would prefer to set up a regular donation please complete this form and return it by email or post it to: Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7LQ.
JOIN ONLINE - If you’re not already a member of Wildwood you can help us even more by joining today! Sign up to become a member online here. For those of you who are already members, simply continuing with your membership despite being unable to visit right now is a massive help and we can't thank you enough for your continued support.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL - Wildwood animal adoptions last for one year and are the perfect gift for any animal lover. Each adoption helps support our work to save British Wildlife.
DEDICATE A TREE – Tree dedications are an unusual and lasting gift for any special occasion. Tree dedications last for a year, but the trees that your donation will help fund, will last more than a lifetime.
FUNDRAISE AT HOME – There’s lots of ways to fundraise safely from home, if you need some inspiration, check out some great ideas here. You can set up a fundraising page on Facebook, JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving and all funds raised will come directly to us. Whichever platform you prefer to use, don’t forget to share your page with everyone you know on social media and by email to get as much support as possible. If you have any questions about fundraising or need any help at all, please don't hesitate to email us.
AMAZON SMILE - Sign up for either Amazon Smile and choose Wildwood Trust as your preferred charity to raise free funds at no cost to yourself, simply by shopping on Amazon.
GIVE AS YOU LIVE - Want to help us raise even more for FREE? Well, now you can just by shopping via Give as you Live Online! When you shop at over 4,300 top stores some of which include John Lewis & Partners, Iceland and Marks & Spencer, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us. Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It’s that simple!
AMAZON WISHLIST - Buy an item from our wish list to help our animals and do it via Amazon Smile to double your support. First with your purchase of the item, and secondly via the small amount that Amazon will donate.
DONTSENDMEACARD.COM - Send ecards for any special occasion and support Wildwood by donating what you would usually spend on the cost of the cards and stamps. Posting cards costs you time, money, and trees, but with dontsendmeacard.com you can send ecards in just a few clicks and you'll be helping the environment too!
We would like to say a massive thank you to all of our incredible supporters who have already donated, fundraised, purchased a gift from our wish list or adopted our animals, and to all of our wonderful members for continuing to be a part of the Wildwood family… you have all helped to keep us afloat during these difficult times and we will be forever thankful to you all ❤
Protecting, Conserving and Rewilding British Wildlife
Once again, Wildwood has had to close our gates to visitors for the foreseeable future. We understand this is necessary to help stop the spread of Covid-19, but we still haven't recovered the huge financial losses after being closed for so long last year, this is a devastating set back and means we must continue to fight for our future!
As we did before, we will continue to keep taking care of our animals and will continue with our conservation work to save our most endangered species. We will keep sharing photos and videos of our animals on social media to help keep you all going while you're unable to visit, but we still need your support to help keep us going too.
If you are able to and would like to help, please donate today and don't forget to check out all the other ways you can help to support us too:
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Best of luck Wildwood - you can get through this!
We have been members for 11 years and absolutely love the place, I have 5 boys that have enjoyed coming and as they have grown up they have seen so many good changes to the park, like the bears the wolf’s new area and lots of other amazing bits. thank you
Sorry it can’t be more, good luck with the amazing work you do.
Best wishes to you all
Hope you guys stay safe and the animals stay happy. You're doing a great job!
We need to help and preserve wildlife as much as we can
Happy to help we love coming to visit and pay monthly. Good luck!
please keep up the great work
It's not much but I hope it helps.
Good luck with surviving during these tough times.
you guys do a fab job I’m so sorry it can’t be anymore at this hard time.
I hope my donation helps you and thank you for all you do.
We love Wildwood.
We miss coming to see you, but will be back as soon as this crisis is over. Take care and we hope this donation might help a little.
Not much but I hope it helps. Stay safe , keep those wonderful creatures safe.
Wildwood - both the animals and the staff! - are an enormous part of our lives. We need you to still be here for us on the other side of this. Just wish I could afford to send more. I wish you every success with this urgent appeal.
Take care and keep well. You're doing a fantastic job xxx
I’m doing my research with the red squirrels at Wildwood at Escot and Kent and I know how hard both teams work. I hope this donation helps a little and wish you all the best, keep safe
Wish I could do more - this is a wonderful place.
It's not much but I hope you guys can get more donations to stay open you have a wonderful place for both the animals and visitors.
Wish we could give more
Looking forward to seeing you soon, keep us posted online about any new babies or nice things the animals are doing xxx
Thank you for the hard work.
We love wildwood. We were there the day the wolf Cubs were released into the main enclosure, A beautiful memory
Keep up the good work i love your zoo
Please protect the British wildlife. I love animals and I want their population to keep going so that they are still there for the future and beyond. Thank you. I really appreciate for what you do.
Keep up the amazing work your park does and keep safe
You do a fantastic job! We hope this little helps you.
Keep yourselves and the animals safe - your all brilliant
Good luck in the future months, it will be tough but we will pull together and make it happen. You do a fab job and the animals are so loved. Thank you for all your hard work,
I pray that this donation, even whilst it's small, will help in some way to help the awesome work you guys do at Wildwood. Wildwood is an amazing and unique place and I pray everyone who has benefited from visiting, will give to help.
See you on the other side!!
Best wishes for these difficult times. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.
One of my favourite places to visit. I hope I will be back to see you soon. In the meantime I hope you are all staying safe and well.
We need Wildwood to still be there for when Jen is well enough to come and see you again.
My wife and I have been members in the past but are now in our nineties and not up to visiting, but havew very happy memories of 'Wild wood'
I will of course be renewing my membership when it comes due.
I love Wildwood and am happy to donate to support this wonderful place
Hoping you manage to get through these difficult times
Good luck during this difficult times
Hope you get through this difficult time and keep up the good work
Just a small amount. Hope you receive many donations in this troubled times.
Important work for British wildlife
Just a small gift to help with the feeding etc of your gorgeous animals. Lets hope we get on top of this terrible Virus soon and that people can then get out and visit and see all the wonderful animals that live at Wildwood.
I hope this helps a little. I will come back and donate each month that I'm able to while you're closed.
Take care all of you. Hope to be able to visit again soon.
Hope this helps. Best wishes to you all. We hope to get back to Playwild when it reopens! Keep well Angela
Good luck through these difficult times. Please keep us all up to date.
I hope you manage to survive these bizarre times
My favourite place to see animals. Good luck
My children love visiting wildwood. We hope you can carry on all the good work you do.
Best wishes to all at Wildwood Trust. Stay strong, stay safe.
It was wonderful to see the bears venture outside in the sun. Good luck to you all as you care for your precious animals
We wish you all well in these troubled times.
Best of luck getting through this - hope all the animals and keepers are doing well!
Hope the animals are enjoying the peace and quiet!
Thank you for everything you do. Hope you can get through this exceptionally difficult time, for the sake of the animals and the natural environment that benefit so much from your efforts.
Wishing you all the best in these difficult times. Thank you for what you do.
Keep up the valuable work and keep safe
We don't want to lose you
Well done with all you continue do.
Keep up the amazing work you do! Xx
Good Luck! Hope to be there soon!
It’s only a little amount but thank you for what you are doing
Good luck in caring for your animals during this difficult time. I'll come for a visit once this crisis is over. x
Keep safe & take care all at Wildwood. We can’t wait to come and see the animals when this is all over. xx
Little donation to try to help in unprecedented times. Keepers/carers please keep safe. Debbie
Thank you for looking after all the animals. Keep safe x
We hope this goes towards helping keep animals safe & well. And to the great work staff are doing in looking after them! X
Good luck and hope you get enough to keep going
Hope this helps, Sorry it can't be more 🙁 Hopefully we will be back to normality soon. Keep up the wonderful work you do with the animals, You are all angel's. Stay Safe. Linda & Roger xx
Carry on with the wonderful work you are doing
Good Luck with all your vital work at this difficult time
Wishing you all the best during this very difficult time. Hope all staff, volunteers and animals are well xx
Hi All, Just wanted to donate to the smaller guys, hear so much about the NHS , but we are all struggling as you know. Keep up all the good work, its hard when so many depend on so few. All the best The Jonas family, West Malling.
Adoptee of the wolves & family adoptees of the bears & lynx. A small donation to help support you all x
Keep up the good work everyone, looking after all the animals and we will see you all when this is over.
Thinking of you all, something for all the animals, we’re looking forward to visiting again as soon as we can.
I hope it helps, Stay Safe and keep the animals well! Keith
Hope this helps, can't wait to come back and visit soon. From Teresa, Sophia and Isla.
Keen to support you weather this terrible storm.
Good luck through these challenging times.! Keep up all the good work.
To everyone at Wildwood and all the lovely animals, stay safe and remember we haven’t forgotten you.
I hope this small donation helps in some way.
Very best wishes to all at Wildwood - lets hope the doors open again very soon!
Please help Wildwood to keep up their wonderful work looking after these beautiful animals x
Thank you all, so much for keeping these beautiful creatures Happy and healthy xxx
Keep up the amazing work
we really enjoy our visits to wildwood keep up the good work
It’s not a lot but I hope it helps In this difficult time, we love coming to wildwood as a family and currently have a membership with you guys. We look forward to visiting again in the future! Hope the staff and the beautiful animals are all staying safe
good luck hope to get back asap
Keep up the amazing work you do.
We miss you Wildwood x
All the best, Escot is a fabulous place!
Missing the animals and the woods
So glad your still able to look after the animals x
many hello xo
Help feed the animals, especially the bears!!!
Keep up the good work!
Thanks for being an amazing site of lovely animals, great courses and hugely important conservation work!
Its allnj can afford, my children love your park and so do I, you do a fantastic job, well done, look forward to coming back soon .
Keep up the good work!
Carry on the great work and we will be back to visit soon 🙂
Thank you for all you do. Can't wait to come visit you again.
We’re missing you. We are still working so we can manage to donate at the moment. Please stay safe- all humans and animals at Wildwood x
You have such a lovely park, and please just keep going and looking after your wonderful animals. Hopefully you will be able to open soon, so just keep everyone safe and well during this difficult time.
With best wishes to all at Wildwood: looking forward to being able to visit again!
Thankyou for caring for those lovely animals!
Sending wishes of good health.
Hope it’s not too long until we can come and see you all!
Looking forward to seeing all the animals again when it's safe. In the meantime, thanks for keeping them well looked after and contributing to conservation.
I’d love to make sure that those lovely red squirrels have enough nuts.
We are members and are happy to help. I am furloughed on reduced pay but am keen to help with your survival. We love our trips to your park.
hope this little helps
Especially for my favourites, the beavers.
Looking forward to visiting soon
I would like to help in these difficult times, I can only afford a one off payment as I am just on a state pension with no assets, but I will give what I can, Emma
Looking forward to visiting again SOON
I hope things get easier soon.
Good luck with your work
Looking forward to visiting as soon as it’s possible
We can not wait to visit again. Stay safe and keep up the fantastic work. X
Keep up your amazing work in these difficult times.
Keep up the wonderful work. Can’t wait to visit your lovely park soon.
Keep up the good work, looking forward to visiting you soon!
More than happy to support a local wildlife charity
Good luck with your appeal! xxx
Looking forward to visiting again in due course.
Animals should always be cared for whatever the circumstances. We choose to keep them, so it is important that they receive best we can provide.
Please accept my donation as wildwood is a great place haven't been for a while because our boys are now in their 20s but will visit hopefully soon when it reopens as we look forward to seeing the animals again and we haven't seen your bears yet either !
Well done Wildwood for all your amazing work.
We did not get to visit Kent this May for our holiday and regular Wildwood days, so here is what we would have spent!
Keep everyone safe at Wildwood - we need you to be there on the other side of this.
We love Wildwood! Can't wait to visit when you;re open again...whenever that may be.
Good Luck - Hope to visit very soon.
A donation to keep the animals fed. My family and I will look forward to when we can visit again.
Love and best wishes to animals and human animals
Hope this small donation helps you keep up the good work looking after these lovely animals.
We love Wildwood, and can’t wait to come back and visit again ! Really hope you get enough donations to keep things going, it’s such an amazing place , and lovely staff ❤️
Every little helps - keep up the good work looking after the animals
Be well. Stay safe. We’re looking forward to seeing all the animals again when we can. We’re grateful for the conservation work that you do & the chance to come & spend time in the woods with the animals, which is so therapeutic for many of us.
You do amazing work and as a member I enjoy my visits when my mobility allows. As I am shielding and unable to go and spend the little spare money I have. Your need is greater than mine.
wish i could give you more but its all i can afford at the moment
Keep up the good work!
Keep up the good work looking after the animals?
Wildwood is an amazing place and a very important one for the conservation of wildlife. I am happy to donate £10 wish it could be more but this is what I can afford.
Thanks for all the love and care you show to the animals. I hope to be down in the summer and am looking forward to seeing Milcho and Gosho.
With best wishes to you all, & praying that we can pass through this safely & as swiftly as possible. Take care x
Happy to support your amazing organization. 4659437367014271
will visit as soon as you open again and good luck with your fundraising
Keep going Wildwood!
Thank you for being my place to escape for so many years.
Have visited in the past and particularly enjoyed watching the beavers. Hope you are open soon. Thanks for all you are doing to conserve wildlife.
sorry its not much but like to play our part in donation to wildwoods animals we have ongoing membership signed petition and was upset to hear about the reopening that wasn't meant to be
Looking forward to when you open again.
Help the bears, open Wildwood!
I am from London and love coming to wildwood and seeing my favourite animals. I love seeing how the bears are coming along and the new babies that have been born through the park. I hope to see you all again very soon.
A small donation to help you out a little do hope you can open soon
To help the bears
I really hope you can get back open soon and continue the good work that you do. Sending love to all of the staff and animals at Wildwood
I am writing to Sir Roger Gale, MP to ask why you cannot open.. I am so sorry that you are in this predicament. I wish I could donate more. My grandsons love visiting Wildwood and I hope you survive this awful time.
Great work you do, I am happy to support - keep me up to date
A small amount but I hope it helps.
I do hope you survive this terrible time. Thank you for looking after the animals. I hope this amount helps you and the animals. I’m so sorry it isn’t anymore but I’m on a limited amount of income. Best wishes
Ridiculous state of affairs.
Keep up the great work. Have enjoyed your update videos and hope that you're allowed to open soon.
Don't let this happen keep wildwood the animals need them.
I hope you stay open, my daughter and myself have loved visiting the park over the years.
Can’t wait to see you again!
We love Escot and hope that this donation will help
Hopefully Wildwood will open soon
Good luck x
Hang on in there and keep up the good work.
This is awful, fingers crossed they'll come to their senses soon.
I am disgusted at the Government's action. It would appear that they care not a fig for wildlife, and the work this done by your wonderful trust. Through disability I can no longer visit Wildwood but I hope it won't be long before others can,
Hoping that you will be able to open very soon.
Good luck to you all and looking forward to our next visit
Keep up the wonderful work you do. Have signed the petition and forwarded it on to others Stay safe and thank you. Alex
We hope the government allows you to reopen soon
We love wildwood, we cannot see you guys close!
sorry ita all i can afored at the moment i will donate again at the end of the month when i get paid
Hope you can open safely soon
Praying that you are soon able to open and in the meantime raise sufficient funds to keep going.
I want to help.
I hope this helps!
Thank you for all you do, can't wait to visit when we are able x
Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing.
I've signed the petition and written to my MP
For years I have been taking my children to Wildwood and now I want to share the experience with my grandchildren. Beautiful place with well looked after animals. Please don't close!!!
Good luck guys hope you get to open soon
This is amazing place. Hope this helps and you can continue your great work.
Sorry its not more, you're a wonderful place
It's not much but I couldn't bear it if you had to close permanently. You do such good conservation work - this law is so stupid and uninformed
We hope to be able to visit soon. Hopeing for a positive government respond on thurday, Best wishes to you all. Betty
We wanted to donate our pocket money this week to help Wildwood. We are Wildwood members, we also have adopted one of the wolves in May and will be adopting one of the Konik horses today also. We want to help in anyway we possibly can. xx
I appreciate all you're doing for your animals and hope you are able to re-open soon so we can come and visit.
A further donation following the ludicrous DEFRA decision to keep you closed. Keep fighting !
Love visiting Wildwood, and do hope you can keep going and be able to open again soon
Happy to support. I have also signed the petition.
As a family, this is one of our favourite days out and we are missing it massively. Hope your able to open soon.
we hope that this small donation may help your fight to survive this situation
For the pleasure it gives us and our granddaughter
Support love and blessings for a magical sacred place
Places like this have to survive the crisis - not least because we need to take hold of the opportunity to come out of this crisis in a 'greener' way than before.
I think it is appalling that Zoos/Conservation Charities/Animal charities haven't been helped out by our Government during this crisis! I wish you all the very, very best - and only wish I could donate more! Hopefully you'll be given the gohead to open!
Keep up the good work. Living near Escot, we and our granddaughters enjoy the animals and the events on a regular basis. Thank you.
I hope the Government changes its mind ASAP. You do such valuable rescue and conservation work. This is a small amount but hope it helps. I am also a member.
For the brilliant work that you do - I’m a member and it’s incredibly sad to think you could be facing closure.
My favourite place, hope to see you open again soon
Thank you for continuing to take responsibility for all the creatures. I fail to understand Gov't decision especially when the public go on marches and trips to the beach. There are innocent mouths to feed, not just jobs. Dorothy Bevan ( local member)
I hope you get through this! It’s a very special place.
Supporting you all the way ❤️
We know this is not much but might help.
You give so much pleasure with a lot of hard work.
Hopefully will help for you continued valuable work.
Sorry I cannot donate more but I have split a larger donation between ten different animal and wildlife organisations in Kent.
My dad used to bring me here when I was little, best of luck x
You are our favourite day out! Good luck!
Hope you can keep doing your great work.
Just want the animals to be looked after, hope the government comes to its sense xx
Wildwood has always been very special to my family and it would be such a shame to lose such a beautiful place. We love you so much and we hope you will reopen soon x
Love visiting Wildwood and hope it will not be too long before you can open up again.
Hope you keep going.
This is for all the animals.
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Wildwood since I was little. I don’t plan on saying goodbye to it! X
So glad you can open again - but it will take a while to make up for lost income. This is in lieu of us visiting - see you next year.
They do a great job
I and my family hope this donation will help at this difficult time. Wildwood is a wonderful place and we look forward to returning to see the animals in the future.
So glad the Government has allowed you to open again. I live too far away to visit. Good luck with everything
best wishes to you all, keep going, hug those animals and each other.
Always wanted to support animals especially in these difficult times.
I am confirming payment of £25.00 towards helping to continue all your good work while still being unable to open. I am also contacting my MP to ask why Wildwood and other wildlife parks and organisations are unable to reopen.
You are all doing a fantastic job and I would like to show my appreciation in this small way.
I hope this helps to get you starting with new housing for the squirrels and following the loss of the red squirrel and for recovering from covid.
We love Wildwood! X
Keep up your amazing work.
Keep up the good work.
The work you do to protect our animal kingdom is priceless, hope my little bit helps
We love Wildwood and are hoping to be able to support in person again soon, but for now, hope this helps.
Something to help until we can visit...
Thank you for your recent help Hazel and Steve!
Dear Wildwood, I find it utterly ridiculous that you cannot open at this current time, whilst places like garden centres can. The work you do for wildlife is invaluable, and I wish all staff, volunteers and animals all the very best. xxx
Happy to support your splendid work - thank you.
Love to all your animal and staff ❤️
Good luck this is the best I can do at the moment
Keep up the good work. Can't wait until you are open again. Good luck
Keep up the good work. You are on my list to visit in the new year
Thank you for all you do for the animals
Every little helps. Hope you are allowed to reopen soon!
To help keep you going during these difficult times. Sorry it’s not more but I’m on a very limited budget. Keep well & stay safe.
Keep up the good work. Hope this helps.
I know it’s not much . But I can realise you do so much for our endangered animals. Which is such hard work in the hard times . We all can’t wait to come back once restriction are over my children love wildwood .
I've yet to visit Wildwood but I plan to when we can travel again - I love the work you do engaging people with amazing local wildlife we have here in the UK and it would be a terrible lost if such a great place had to shut.
With best wishes to all at Wildwood!
Great cause, fantastic work you do! Good luck and merry Christmas
Amazing looking place, hope to visit one day soon! Thank you for having such an informative website which has helped me a lot with my uni assignments! Proud of the work you do and I’d love to be a part of it one day.
Thinking of you all. Good luck.
Wildwood is our favourite place to go! We really hope we can all get through this!
Merry Christmas ????
Keep up the good work
You are doing an amazing job, keep up the good work. Stay safe and keep well We hope to see you before our beautiful bears leave for Devon (Lucky Devon) Happy New Year to you all. Let's hope it is a much better one
Best wishes for 2021
Wonderful place to Visit. Our whole family loves it here
Hope this helps a small bit?
Looking forward to coming back in the spring x
It will be great to see you all again!
Can't wait to come back and bring my son to see all the amazing animals and the wonderful stories the staff tell us. Until then stay safe wildwood!
Hope to see you all soon.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you all for the hard work you are all doing.
Place very close to mine and my family’s hearts ♥️
Wish you were closer to Woking !
As a family we love Wildwood and hope to be back soon.
Good luck with everything & thank you for your hospitality over the years.
Keep up the good work