Wear Your Wellies for Wildlife

On the 31st May 2012 it is your opportunity to make a difference for wildlife.

Nic, keen in her wellies at the office

Nic, keen in her wellies at the office

Whether you are a school, business, sports club or community group you can take part.

What is Wear Your Wellies for Wildlife all about?

It’s a fairly simple concept, on the 31st of May we ask you to simply wear your wellies to your workplace, community group or school and for each person taking part we ask you to donate £1.00 towards the work of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

You can also organise any number of other events. For example you may have a three legged welly race, or welly wanging competition. All of which could be used as fundraisers for wildlife in south and west Wales.

What do I need to do next?

Izzy, Vaughn and Todd couldn't wait to wear their wellies for wildlife

Izzy, Vaughn and Todd couldn't wait to wear their wellies for wildlife

Simply ask your school, community group or business to take part, download the Wear Your Wellies Information (1.58 MB) and our introduction letter and donation form, register with us at The Nature Centre, Fountain Road, Tondu, Bridgend, CF32 0EH and then start imagining the ways you could raise money in wellies.

It does not matter how silly your idea is (in fact the sillier the better!) wildlife in Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire will benefit.

Design a welly

You could even design your own welly and get entered into our competition with the chance to win a special wildlife pack.  Download the Wear Your Wellies Information (1.58 MB) and use the welly cut out on the last page to create your own design.

Some we(a)lly good ideas for fundraising…

Jon tries to make a serious phonecall in his wellies

Jon tries to make a serious phonecall in his wellies

You could organise a special event to add an element of fun and silliness. Hold a welly
Olympics, a welly throwing competition, or fill the headteacher/bosses/group leader’s wellies with baked beans or custard.

Do a welly Highland fling, organise a welly ceilidh/twmpath, have a welly rounders match or a welly rugby game.

For a more sedate approach you could plant up an old welly with plants which attract bees and butterflies, or you could make welly shaped biscuits and sell them in your workplace, school or community group. The ideas are as boundless as your imagination.

Thank you to Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for allowing us to use their idea and their Wear Your Wellies for Wildlife logo.