Sharks and Sausages all in the name of Fundraising
February 6 2014

Two members of the newly-launched The Pride of ALERT Fundraising Network have got straight down to the business of fundraising and would love your support.

There’s not a lot that Mickey Channings hasn’t already done in the name of fundraising for lions - abseiling, skydiving, party hosting, cake baking - but now she is taking her efforts to a new level; cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa.  Mickey admits that she is terrified, but that’s not going to stop her from trying to raise as much money as possible.

Mickey will be donning her wetsuit this Saturday, February 8th, so there’s still time to show your support and make her challenge count.  Please visit Mickey’s JustGiving page here.

Meanwhile another ALERT supporter, Jo Briffitt, Events Coordinator for Plymouth University’s Zoological Society, is holding a charity BBQ on campus.  The event is taking place on Thursday February 13th with all profits going to ALERT.  After a successful Bake Sale last year, Jo is hoping hungry students will once again be eager to part with their cash.  

Africa needs lions – ALERT needs you!

Help us to raise vital funds to continue our work towards the conservation of the African lion by joining together with other ALERT supporters to arrange fundraising events on our behalf.  We are making significant progress towards our goal of introducing lions back into the wild, protecting and restoring habitats and bringing tangible benefits to our local communities, but without further funding we simply cannot carry on.  

By being part of a network, members can not only share ideas, give practical help and advice and offer that essential moral support that is always welcome when organising an event, but also team up to work on a fundraising project together.  Plus you will have the backing of ALERT to make sure that everything you do is a ‘roaring’ success.

With your help, we hope to inspire and support ALERT fundraisers around the world to raise important funding, safe in the knowledge that their efforts will make a real difference.

Each month you will receive an e-newsletter keeping you up-to-date with the current needs of our projects, our successes and what members of the network are doing to help raise funds and awareness.

You will also be invited to join a dedicated Facebook group, The Pride of ALERT Fundraising Network, where you can share ideas and post photographs, as well as ask and answer questions.

As well as organising fundraising events, acting as an ambassador for ALERT's work is an important aspect of being part of the network.  Please spread the word wherever and whenever possible.

It's all about team work!

If you would like to become a member of The Pride of ALERT Fundraising Network, please email me now at  I will add you to our mailing list and you will receive your first newsletter very soon. 

Africa needs lions.  Without lions Africa will be a continent that has lost its soul.  We cannot be the generation that allows this to happen.

Sincere thanks from myself and everyone at ALERT for your continued support,
Helen Rennie
ALERT Development Coordinator


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