Be a Wetland Champion, rise funds to save wetlands, and make a real difference to these amazing habitats and their wildlife.

Why wetlands need champions

Since 1970 wildlife in rivers, lakes and wetlands has suffered a 76% decline. That’s twice the rate elsewhere. Now human development and climate change present a dual threat to the wild places our planet depends on. But there are lots of ways you can help. By raising funds for us, you can make all the difference to WWT’s conservation work.

  • £50 could buy a heat lamp to keep spoon-billed sandpiper chicks warm
  • £100 could fund X-rays to check on the health of 10 Bewick’s swans
  • £250 could buy a whole set of hand tools for volunteers to learn new conservation skills
  • £500 could maintain a reedbed the size of a tennis court in our reserves for a year

How you can help

There are so many weird and wonderful things you could do to raise vital funds for WWT. How about putting one of your hobbies to work? Or why not fulfil a challenging ambition? Almost anything you can think of can be turned into a fundraising event. Here are some great ideas that our other Wetland Champions have had!

  • The Oriental Bird Club joined forces to run and cycle great distances, raising money to help save the Spoon-billed Sandpiper.
  • Dressed as a Flamingo, Alan hit the streets near each of our nine WWT wetland centres and raised over £500 in sponsorship money!
  • 10 year-old Megan was inspired by a trip to WWT Welney and decided to make and sell chocolate spoons in aid of the Spoon-billed sandpiper.

Download our Guide to Fundraising

Let's get started

Once you've chosen your challenge, you're almost ready to start your wetland saving mission. All you need to do is download and print your sponsorship form and money return forms.

Or you can set yourself up for online sponsorship with JustGiving. You can even do both!

Already planning an event?

If you’re already planning to fundraise for us, we’d love to hear from you. And we’ll definitely help you out as much as we can. Just get in touch using the contact form.