Walkathon Safari

Organise a school walkathon!

Protecting wild elephants

Get your students involved in protecting the wild elephants by planning a summer term Walkathon Safari Event at your school this year!

Join forces with Woburn Safari Park and inspire the young conservationists among your pupils, at well as encouraging physical exercise AND fundraising for the International Elephant Foundation.

 

Walkathon Safari: How to get involved

Planning your Walkathon

It couldn't be simpler for your school to get involved in the Woburn Walkathon Safari!

Simply register using the form below; Download the fundraising pack and sponsorship forms to help you organise your summer term walkathon and let the fun begin! 

To be entered into the prize draw, and be in with the chance of winning the ultimate day out for your pupils, schools will need to complete the Walkathon during the summer term and have the total funds raised paid into the JustGiving page by the 30th September 2022.

Your class could win...

  • A school trip to Woburn Safari Park (for up to 90 children) including coach hire and a tour guide for your coach as you travel through the Road Safari
  • An exclusive educational elephant talk with the dedicated keepers
  • A tour of the educational TUSK charity garden, which will include a 30 minute outdoor learning session

Register your school in the Walkathon

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Fundraising for the International Elephant Foundation

What is the International Elephant Foundation?

The International Elephant Foundation (IEF) is a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of African and Asian elephants across the world.

The charity supports the conservation, education, and research of elephants to ensure that the species has a sustainable future ahead.

How will your fundraising help?

The money raised as part of the Walkathon will be donated to the International Elephant Foundation.

The International Elephant Foundation puts its donations to good use by; working to stop the illegal poaching of elephants, lobbying governments to stop illegal ivory trade, working with communities to reduce human/elephant conflict that arises because of habitat loss, and helps to educate communities.

How will your fundraising be used?

Here's how your money will help the International Elephant Foundation:

  • £2 provides 13 posters teaching elephant conservation and forest protection to communities in Nepal
  • £5 buys one pair of boots for anti-poaching patrols in Zambia
  • £22 buys one primer used in testing for the presence of EEHV in saliva and dung samples
  • £66 supports veterinary costs for one month for the horses of the Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team
  • £75 buys one month of HEC mitigation tools for the Conservation Response Unit teams in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra
  • £100 provides comprehensive elephant conservation education materials including stationery, activity sheets, and art supplies to one school near Kibale National Park, Uganda

Frequently Asked Questions

Any schools are welcome to take part in the Walkathon Safari to help raise much-needed funds for the International Elephant Foundation. 

Only schools located within 40 miles from Woburn Safari Park will be eligible to be entered into the prize draw to win a school trip to the Park.

Participating schools will need to host their own Walkathon at their school during the summer term this year and have all fundraising paid into the JustGiving page by the 30th September 2022.

Schools will be encouraged to host the Walkathon during the summer term. 

Participating schools can decide how the event is run at their individual schools, some may choose to host the event on one day or spread it across the term.

All fundraising amounts must be donated to the JustGiving page before the 30th September 2022 to be counted in the total and for schools to be eligible to be entered in the prize draw.

There is no cost involved in taking part. A full fundraising pack and all sponsorship forms are available to be downloaded from our website.

There is no minimum fundraising amount required for participation. 

Here's how your money will help the International Elephant Foundation:

  • £2 provides 13 posters teaching elephant conservation and forest protection to communities in Nepal
  • £5 buys one pair of boots for anti-poaching patrols in Zambia
  • £22 buys one primer used in testing for the presence of EEHV in saliva and dung samples
  • £66 supports veterinary costs for one month for the horses of the Mount Kenya Horse Patrol Team
  • £75 buys one month of HEC mitigation tools for the Conservation Response Unit teams in Way Kambas National Park, Sumatra
  • £100 provides comprehensive elephant conservation education materials including stationary, activity sheets, and art supplies to one school near Kibale National Park, Uganda

The money raised as part of the Walkathon will be donated to the International Elephant Foundation.

The mission of the IEF is to create a sustainable future for elephants across the world. By investing in resources to support elephant conservation, education, research, and management programs for both the African and Asian elephants. 

All money raised as part of the Walkathon will need to be donated on the JustGiving page here. 

We would recommend schools collect the total amount before paying it in together so that it is possible to track the total amount raised by each school.

Fundraised amounts will need to be donated by 30th September 2022 in order to be included in the total raised for the event.

Any participating schools who have registered their interest via the form on this page (and are located within 40 miles of Woburn Safari Park MK17 9QN), and have paid their fundraising total in by the 30th September 2022 will be automatically entered into the prize draw.

A winner will be selected at random from all of the entrants.

One participating school will win:

  • A school trip to Woburn Safari Park, including coach hire, for up to 90 children

The school trip will include:

  • A tour guide on your coach of the Road Safari 
  • An exclusive elephant talk from the dedicated keepers
  • A tour of the educational TUSK charity garden at the Park and an outdoor educational session