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Your fundraising ideas for the BBC Wildlife Fund

Martin Hughes-Games Martin Hughes-Games | 15:33 UK time, Thursday, 10 June 2010

You can find out all you need to know about the BBC Wildlife fund at www.bbc.co.uk/wild and we'd love to hear what you're doing to help raise money for wildlife.

I've already met prisoners running for wildlife, school kids counting pigs for cash and cyclists riding across Europe to raise awareness. It's fun but it's seriously important too.

Find out about all the different ways you can help fundraise, from getting out and about doing sponsored activities, to ideas for going wild at work or with your school. You can also order a Wild pack of ideas for ways you can help.

If you need more inspiration why not have a look at how others have helped around the world, and in the UK.

And then of course you can always donate online to the Wildlife Fund.

presenter for wild night in

Help us to raise awareness and funds to save threatened wildlife and places.

Comment below to tell us what you've been up to or email the BBC Wildlife Fund and join us 8pm on 20th June, BBC Two for our Wild Night In!


  • Comment number 1.

    "I've already met prisoners running for wildlife"

    Crikey, Martin, are you sure? Did they have screws running after them? lol

  • Comment number 2.

    I am going on holiday to the Shetland Islands next week, a couple of days after the live appeal. Whilst up there
    I have decided to make myself useful and I am going to be doing a 6 mile/3 hour sponsored walk up Ronas Hill, the highest hill on the islands. As I am going to be up there for midsummer I may even do the walk at night depending on the light and the weather etc...

    A big thank you to Simon King for the Shetland Diaries, a wonderful series, as is Springwatch of course!

  • Comment number 3.

    Have a sure-fire way of raising lots more money for BBC Wildlife Fund - get some of Martin's stuff on the auction!!! Chris's t-shirts and signed photos are great, but we need something from Martin!! (personal favourite for signed photo would be publicity shot from management company's site, but that's just me!!) Trust me, anything Martin has worn or used in the series would raise you plenty - there are lots more out there who just can't get enough of Martin...

  • Comment number 4.

    I agree with MartinsGirl, we need signed photos of Martin or any item of clothing to raise loads of money. WE JUST LOVE MARTIN!!!I hope we see more of him on wildlife programmes in the future. We just can't get enough of him!!!

  • Comment number 5.

    Glad you agree hairycat, and don't think we're the only ones! As you so rightly say, we just can't get enough of MH-G!!!! Martin has been making a new series for the BBC, 'Nature's Miracle Babies' - 5 x 1 hour long episodes, which will be broadcast in 2011. So plenty of Martin to look forward to, with Autumnwatch as well!

  • Comment number 6.

    So how about it, Martin? What do you say....?

  • Comment number 7.

    Yes, come on Martin! What do you think? A rather fetching pose on your motorbike or a "Mr Darcy style wet look pose" would be much appreciated. I'm sure they would raise 100's of pounds! (More than Mr Packham!). Please, please, please, we need your photos!!

  • Comment number 8.

    hairycat I think we need to start our own little club - you sound as mad about him as I am!! Big love to you, Martin!!

  • Comment number 9.

    Just to clarify - not quite sure why but sometimes I seem to appear as secondself1800 and other times as MartinsGirl - I am one and the same person, in fact!

  • Comment number 10.

    I just looooove the countryside, I collect dead seed heads and insects, take moulds, and create exact replicas in solid metal. I'm driven by the idea that the fragile forms would have decayed into the ground and I have now made them into pieces that are here forever.
    When I set my website up I put a link to the BBC Wildlife Fund to help raise awareness of our wildlife (I did write to ask!)
    I now donate £1 from each sale to the BBC Saving Planet Earth Wildlife Fund.

  • Comment number 11.

    Lucy I am liking the sound of the pieces you make - wondering how you can let me know your website details without contravening BBCs advertising rules!

  • Comment number 12.

    Scrub that last comment - I engaged my brain and googled your name - looking at your lovely creations now!

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Martinsgirl, thats very funny!!
    Thanks for having a nose at my work...
    Nature is just so amazing, the best artist in the world, and we are so lucky in this country.
    I try to use it as simply as possible, letting the original organic form be focal point, going for a walk with me takes a looong long time! :)

  • Comment number 14.


    Wore my fox ears for wear your wildlife to work today. Lots of fun. Picture link above

  • Comment number 15.

    More Martin stuff please. A Springwatch calendar would also be grand.

  • Comment number 16.

    Hi Team please could I have a copy of the knitting pattern for the Spring and Autumn watch tea cosies I will be donating of course but could knit some cosies to raise more funds. Best of luck for tomorrow! Humblechicken.

  • Comment number 17.

    An idea for raising money for the BBC Wildlife Fund - ANYTHING to do with the lovely MHG - ANYTHING!!!

  • Comment number 18.

    I totally agree with MartinsGirl and hairy cat - we really need more MHG, a callenadt would be great especially with him sitting on his motorbike with his leathers on !!!! can't wait for tomorrow night - it should be really good.

  • Comment number 19.

    Sorry for previous spelling mistake. I totally agree with MartinsGirl and hairy cat - we really need more MHG, a calendar would be great especially with him sitting on his motorbike with his leathers on !!!! can't wait for tomorrow night - it should be really good.

  • Comment number 20.

    Come on SW team - the nation has spoken, and it says that MH-G is the key to more fundraising!!!

  • Comment number 21.

    Absolutely MH-G is the key to more fundraising!! I love your idea brunoslovechild! A calendar full of Martin!!!!But maybe he's too shy and modest!
    Can't wait for tonight!

  • Comment number 22.

    Please stop these programs for donations !!!!???
    As Sir David Attenborough says there are to many people on this planet
    and at last people with intelligence are starting to understand
    these problems, but will any one listen,who knows???
    If they don`t this planet is doomed because nothing you do will work!!!!
    Its people who course this planet to deteriorate.
    Not Trucks or cars its people.
    Its Humans who take and give nothing back to this planet??
    We NEED to kill off between 2-3 billion people in a very short time
    as there`s is already 7 billion and the population is growing to fast
    for this planet to look after.

  • Comment number 23.

    You can't beat LIVE TV!!!!!
    We are now watching a 10 minute filler of Coast! Has a tiger chewed through the cable?!?!

  • Comment number 24.

    Poor Grahamm trying to do his bit for conservation....amd the generator blows up!
    Don't take it personally! Get the full film on YouTUbe. :-)

  • Comment number 25.

    hello, im chris and im going to sell some of my trading cards (pokemon/yugioh) to raise money to top off the total :).
    i loved the wild night in show tonight, was awsome!
    spring/autumwatch are awsome aswell plus the unsprung keeps me glued to the screen.
    im happy for the oppotunity to raise/donate money to all the charity, thanks

  • Comment number 26.

    As much as I enjoyed watching Wild night in last night, and I did donate, the causes are brilliant and well deserved, I was just abit concerned that neither in the show nor on the wildlife fund website does it mention any support for Asian elephants - the ones you primarily find in zoos and circuses.
    There are a mere 35,000 Asian elephants left in the wild -across the whole of Asia, with 15,000 in captivity across the world. 35,000 is about 10-15% of the African population in the wild - minute in comparison, there are so many charities across Asia that take in elephants (not the elephant camps -theyre evil), saving them from a life of dispair and pain from the tourist industry, illegal logging. The 4 (possibly 5) subspecies of Asian elephant rarely have tusks, (females don't, only Indian bulls have tusks, even then not all of them) yet they are still activly poached, as their tusks are softer than an African elephants making them easier to work on.
    Approx. 50+ elephants get killed in India every year by trains as they decided they would build a massive trainline through the elephants corridors. The train drivers see the elephants but just dont stop.
    In as little as 15 years and the Asian elephant could become extinct.
    Many are taken into the tourist trade, some of which you may have seen 'celebrating the world cup with dancing', these elephants are taken from a young age, possibly seeing their mothers and families die, beaten into submission- literally, with bullhooks, rocks, their legs tied together so they cannot escape. Elephants cry, they feel pain and this is done for what?? our amusement to see them dancing?? or the thrill of feeding them a banana??? its horrendous, I would love the bbc wildlife fund to get in touch with The Wildlife Friends of Thailand, they rescue many animals including elephants, bears and gibbons. They have done some filming with Animal Planet, people like them deserve the money to continue to save the Asian elephant.

  • Comment number 27.

    Hello, i have sold one of my pokemon cards that was £15 so i have donated the money to u now.
    Hope more sell soon :)
    just thought ill let u know and keep u updated.


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