We’re delighted to announce that Wild Philanthropy’s Out of Africa fundraiser takes place on 28th June, and just as delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Richmond & Gordon have invited us to hold it at their home at Goodwood House, in Chichester, West Sussex.
The event is significant for a number of reasons, not least the fact that this is the very first of its kind that Wild Philanthropy has hosted. Which is not to say that we haven’t had involvement in our fair share of fundraisers; our sister company Journeys by Design has been fortunate enough to be involved in many donated many a charitable fundraisers, most notably those run by the likes of Robin Hood Foundation, Naples Wine Festival, Clinton Foundation and Absolute Return for Kids. Indeed, Wild Philanthropy was inspired by the new philanthropic thinking championed by these and others. However, whatever our experience, this will, as said, be the first time that we have organised one ourselves.
For the ins and outs of Wild Philanthropy, do have a look at our site and brochure. In the meantime, a quick summary: The charity and its associated organisations is a way of using the income generated through travel to invest back into wildlife and communities. In a nutshell, we help kick-start, manage and grow local eco-businesses, and in doing so incentivise these key stakeholders to seek sustainable alternatives to poaching, logging or unsustainable agricultural practices. We are fortunate in that Wild Philanthropy is powered by Journeys by Design, which will increasingly become the travel arm of the charity.
So, a quick call to charitable action. If you’re not doing anything on the 28th June, and would like to attend, then there is still, I am told, a table or two which could, who knows, have your name on it. The event will include a drinks reception with sundowners in front of the house, followed by dinner, speeches, an auction, and live music led by the London Essentials, who have played for the likes of Prince Charles, Richard Branson and George Clooney. It promises to be a fantastic night. Do come!
Tickets are £200 each or £1,750 per table of 10 people. If you’d like to find out more about the event, then please get in touch or visit Out of Africa at Goodwood House. Tickets are going fast. Or if you’d simply like to find out more about the work of Wild Philanthropy, then do give us a call – we’d love to chat.