Steve Smith

Charity

OneKind
OneKind is a dynamic, vibrant and pioneering charity that embodies a new, positive and game-changing approach towards animal welfare and protection. Animals are amazing. They can be happy or sad, bored or scared, just like us. We all have a natural connection with them. OneKind celebrates the wonder of animals, and inspires a movement of people to respect and help protect them. OneKind promotes shifts in behaviour that create a mainstream animal-friendly way of living, in the same way as Green living, recycling or Fairtrade consumerism are now mainstream lifestyle choices for millions of people. Straightforward advice on how to eat, travel and shop in an animal-friendly way. By each making small, simple changes in our behaviour, together we can make an enormous difference for animals. OneKind is redefining what it is to be a supporter and a lover of animals today.


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Steve's Sky Dive fundraising page

Fundraiser: 
Steve Smith

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SteveSkyDives

Hi, thank you so much for visiting my page. I have chosen to highlight the persecution of raptors as part of my sky dive as I believe that these birds symbolise more than any other, the wildness that we still have in our country and how we must continue to preserve and protect them, as well as other wildlife, for their sakes and for our future generations!

When we see the official figures of dead raptors such as golden eagles, hen harriers and buzzards found poisoned or shot, we must consider that these crimes may only be the tip of the iceberg. The nature of such crimes often takes place in very isolated areas of the country where most people may never visit.

All sponsorship donations to my sky dive will go directly to my department where it will help to obtain essential equipment to keep me in the field and gathering more material for the work of OneKind. The challenges of investigating animal cruelty and exploitation become ever more challenging. To stay one step ahead of those who I investigate I need to make sure that I have the right kit for the right job. Some of the items are specialised, such as covert camera equipment, but some items may be things that are used by most people these days like a hand held video camera.

As you can see, my target here is £1000.00. This will mean that a new specialised high definition video camera can be obtained which will really help out in the field to gether more evidence of animal persecution. The material from the camera will help to educate the public, lobby politicians and to generally raise awareness of animal issues which need our attention.  

The weather was finally kind to me and I completed my skydive! falling at 118mph from 10'000 feet was an incredible experience and I thank you all for supporting my event. Please visit this link to learn more about my day flying with the birds!

http://www.onekind.org/resources/blog_article/flying_with_birds_fundraising_challenge

Thank you for your sponsorship once again. YOU really make a difference!

Steve

Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to OneKind. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations!

Recent donors

28.09.11

29.08.11

25.08.11

09.08.11 Good luck for September! What wonderful support you had have ....

08.08.11

05.08.11 Good luck! The birds can't say "thank you" -- but I can!

04.08.11 Thank you so much for the work you are doing to help wildlife.

02.08.11

02.08.11

01.08.11 I genuinely cannot think of a better cause than this. All human morality can be measured by how animals are treated. This is great work you do - keep it up and well done.

01.08.11 good luck!

01.08.11 good luck with the sky dive and hope we manage to raise alot more than our target to save these innocent creatures that we need in out countriside :D ellie xx

01.08.11 Good luck and enjoy!

01.08.11 I hope this helps you to continue your excellent work.

31.07.11 Good luck and keep up the great work you do!

31.07.11 Go for it, Steve - good luck! And more power to you, for the amazing work you do -take care.

31.07.11

31.07.11 Goodluck! It's a great cause!

30.07.11 Good luck with dive,keep up the good work.

30.07.11 Good luck Steve - fly with the birds!

30.07.11 Good luck with the dive - and the work that you are supporting

29.07.11 Good luck. And well done for the work you do. You have my full support and gratitude.

29.07.11

29.07.11 good luck diving with the birds Steve

29.07.11 Best of luck Steve!

£1,145.00

Running total

Target:
£1,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,376.25
Total donors:
61
Biggest donor:
Maureen McGinn
£100.00  
Last donor:
Susan Shannon
28.09.11  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00