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Jack Highwood

Guessing Competition - EVP 2020 Survival Fund

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Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b][u]Mid Year Measure Up - Guessing Competition [/u][/b][/p][p][b][u] 15 Jun - 15 July 2020[/u][/b][/p][p]Ever wondered how much an elephant weighs? How about nine...combined together? [/p][p]We thought we would ask you all this question and offer a prize to the winner, to kick off our 2020 EVP Survival Fundraiser![/p][p]So - if you make a [b]donation [/b]this month and also guess the [b]combined weight [/b]of the nine current resident elephants here at the Elephant Valley Project; that’s eight females and one male, then you and one significant other will [b]win a stay at the EVP[/b]!!! [/p][p]The winner will enjoy 3 days/2 nights on the‘ Elephant Immersion’ package, in a private bungalow, being able to experience these magnificent mammals up close and personal, as well as help in the day to day running of the site. Or if you’d rather pop your feet up in a hammock then we won’t judge you! Just for good measure, we will also cover your accommodation in the town of Sen Monorom the night before and after your visit, to support local business during these difficult times. Your prize voucher will be valid for use up to Dec 2022.[/p][p]We ask for a minimum of £5 donation per guess, but you are always welcome to donate more as that is the goal of this fundraiser. [/p][p]The donations will be collected through this Covid-19 - EVP 2020 Survival Fundraiser, and transferred to us by our partner Globalteer. Just type your guess of the estimated figure in the comment box on the donation payment form and be sure to leave your name as well. [/p][p]Guesses are open from the 15th June - for one month and we will announce the combined total weight of our big grey hefalumps on Wednesday 15th July, with the winner being the person whose guess was closest to the total weight of all nine elephants. [/p][p]Also, if you’re wondering how on earth do we weigh our elephants, it involves one measuring tape, a calculator and a handful of bananas.[/p][p]Good Luck![/p][p]P.S. - Remember Asian Elephants can consume up to 5-10% of their body weight in a single day, grazing for up to 18-20 hours.[/p][p]P.P.S - HINT - the weights on the eles pages of our website are rough average weights but as the eles weight goes up and down during the seasons and each year, we average these out on the website - so it's not a live figure.[/p][p]------------------------[/p][p][b][u]Covid-19 - 2020 EVP Survival Fund [/u][/b][/p][p]Thanks to our awesome donors and supporters, we have made it through the first couple of months of this global crisis. We are now looking to the next six months and thinking seriously about what we can do and how we can survive. A struggling economy means there is again mounting pressure on our forests, communities and local elephant owners, meaning our help is needed more than ever. We must push forward and to do so we still need your help![/p][p]How can you help from home? [/p][p]If you are already reading this, then you are heading in the right direction, and by providing financial support to not only the elephants that have retired at the EVP, but for the community whose land, livelihoods and support systems depend on them also, this is an immense help. [/p][p]EVP was closed for nearly 2 months from March to May 2020 due covid-19. Slowly Cambodia is reopening and we are following the government guidelines closely. We reopened the project in early June but only have had a trickle of visitors coming in who are already within Cambodia. Due to the global situation and multiple lockdowns around the world, we do not foresee many international tourists for the rest of the year, therefore our primary source of funding is still majorly cut off. [/p][p]It is costing us roughly $18,000 USD per month to keep the sanctuary running, the elephants fed, mahouts paid and to support the community through this crisis. We have been offered $4000-5000 USD per month critical relief funds from the amazing World Animal Protection from April-Sept, and we receive around $1000 per month from individual elephant sponsors (you guys all rock!) - but we still need to find the rest.[/p][p]With your contribution, together we can continue to provide the highest quality of care for all the elephants at the EVP in ensuring that these turbulent times do not affect their day to day routine. We can also try to honor our long-standing commitment to the community, through our health care access program and livelihoods, but only if we secure enough funding to continue these programs. [/p][p]We are currently one month behind in most payments and looking at the next 6 months with trepidation. [/p][p]Every single penny counts. So donate, send the link to your loved ones, friends and family and together let's make a difference![/p][p]We would also love to hear from you if you work for, or know of, a company or corporate program that would like to sponsor the EVP or support one of our budget items, as we are super interested to look at corporate sponsorship as well.[/p][p]Thanks so much[/p][p]The EVP team[/p][p][br][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2020



Jul 15, 2020

Lynda and Dave

Well done on the run Chris and belated Happy 30th Love Lynda and Dave xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 8, 2020

Lauren Titera

Happy 30th Birthday Chris! Well done for smashing that run, amazing stuff! Lauren :)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2020


Happy Birthday Chris! That was amazing!


Jul 4, 2020

Yas & Cory

YES CHRIS!!!! SMASHED IT! hope you're significantly hurty and durty now ready to be thurty. we love you and happy early birthday! 💜


Jul 4, 2020

Sarah, Rich, Jack, Freddie & Digs

Well done for completing your little jog Uncle Chris !

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2020

Lammy Chanelle George



Jun 25, 2020


Sending lots of love and appreciation to you all 💚🐘 32.5 T

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2020

Diane Mullenger

Good luck with the run Chris and take care - love Mum

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 23, 2020

Margaret Menzies

Forgot to add the weight guess on my main donation.....so an extra donation with my guess 101,600 pounds Good luck with your run Chris

Jun 23, 2020


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid