URGENT APPEAL FOR WILDWOOD
“I am so grateful for the incredible generosity of the supporters and members of Wildwood and I have been overwhelmed by the supportive comments that we have received. Only through your committed support can we continue our work to take care of our animals.” Paul Whitfield, Director General of Wildwood Trust. These are unprecedented times for Wildwood. We have had to close our gates to the public for at least a month to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Behind the scenes, our dedicated staff continue to work tirelessly to ensure our animals are cared for to the highest possible standards. None of what we do would be possible without ticket sales, memberships and donations. But now we are closed to the public we have lost an important source of income, including during the Easter period, usually the busiest part of our year. This cost is the same regardless of whether our doors are open or closed. This does not include any unexpected costs, such as veterinary bills. We appreciate these are extremely difficult times for everyone. However, if you are able to support us in any way, by making a donation or even taking out a membership, we would be very grateful. Anything you can spare, however small, will make a difference. In return, we promise to cheer you up by sharing pictures and videos of our animals on social media. Reminding you of the joy created by reconnecting with nature, more important now than ever. When our doors reopen, members will once again enjoy unlimited access to both our parks in Kent and Devon, where they can visit all our amazing animals as many times as they like. By becoming a member you not only help us to look after our animals to the highest possible standard, but you will also help support some of the UK's most innovative conservation projects. We really appreciate your continued help and support and would like to thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times. Our thoughts are with you all - Please stay safe.
Wildwood needs your help more than ever before!
It costs us over £11,000 per week to keep the animals at our parks fed, healthy, happy and provided with the enrichment they need!
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
“I am so grateful for the incredible generosity of the supporters and members of Wildwood and I have been overwhelmed by the supportive comments that we have received. Only through your committed support can we continue our work to take care of our animals.”
Paul Whitfield, Director General of Wildwood Trust.
These are unprecedented times for Wildwood. We have had to close our gates to the public for at least a month to help stop the spread of Covid-19. Behind the scenes, our dedicated staff continue to work tirelessly to ensure our animals are cared for to the highest possible standards.
None of what we do would be possible without ticket sales, memberships and donations. But now we are closed to the public we have lost an important source of income, including during the Easter period, usually the busiest part of our year.
This cost is the same regardless of whether our doors are open or closed. This does not include any unexpected costs, such as veterinary bills.
We appreciate these are extremely difficult times for everyone. However, if you are able to support us in any way, by making a donation or even taking out a membership, we would be very grateful.
Anything you can spare, however small, will make a difference. In return, we promise to cheer you up by sharing pictures and videos of our animals on social media. Reminding you of the joy created by reconnecting with nature, more important now than ever.
When our doors reopen, members will once again enjoy unlimited access to both our parks in Kent and Devon, where they can visit all our amazing animals as many times as they like.
By becoming a member you not only help us to look after our animals to the highest possible standard, but you will also help support some of the UK's most innovative conservation projects.
We really appreciate your continued help and support and would like to thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times. Our thoughts are with you all - Please stay safe.
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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?