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Jack Highwood

EVP 2020 Survival Fund

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[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 or more, 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 31, 2020

Shirley Mitchell

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 22, 2020


Being one of the last visitors to the EVP site in Northern Thailand before it closed down due to the pandemic, I'd like to help prevent the same misfortune happening to this wonderful project in Cambodia. Sending my love to all Elephants and the EVP team!


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