You can’t help but be moved by the ongoing situation in Australia. I feel so desperately sorry for the people. The loss of life, livelihoods, homes, communities, resources, infrastructure and precious memories is an unimaginable reality. And it is one that will no doubt have lasting consequences on the physical and mental well-being of all those living through it.
And then there’s the wildlife. According to Australian Wildlife Rescue – since November, hundreds of fires have destroyed over 4.9 million hectares of land in New South Wales alone. One of the countries worst affected areas.
Animals already struggling with a lack of water and food due to widespread drought are now suffering further, as unprecedented amounts of habitat simply disappear. Food shortages and lack of suitable habitat will be a significant long-term challenge for surviving wildlife.
For now, ecologists at Sydney University have estimated over 800 million animals have been affected in Australia since September. It is impossible to know at this point the long-term impact this ongoing crisis may have on species survival. It is with the animals in mind that we have teamed up with eight other creatives to run an online raffle, raising funds for WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue. Our raffle winner will receive a whole host of handmade goodies to enjoy, or gift and you’ll be doing an amazing thing by helping wildlife in need.
Great! How Do I Enter & Give?
Donate! A donation of *$1.00 = 1 ticket/entry into the giveaway raffle. You can buy as many entries/tickets as your like
Please remember to enter your Instagram, or other social media handle/identity into the comments/message of support accompanying your donation. This will enable us to get in touch with you if you’re the lucky winner!
*Donations are taken in Australian Dollars and the exchange rate to GBP as at 7th January is $1 = £0.52p
One winner will be randomly selected on Thursday, 30th January.
Entries are open internationally
the amazing prizes
Surf & Scout
We are giving away a pair of Sterling Silver and Tiger Eye earrings.
Entirely handmade, hammered for added shimmer and with chain for lovely movement. Perfect for everyday!Find us on Instagram
Tiny Acorn Might Oak
Louise of Tiny Acorn Mighty oak has kindly donated a set of her ocean themed affirmation cards.
Perfectly beautiful and gentle reminders to slow down and take time out for you.Find Louise on Instagram
Zainab of Zamavi Prints has kindly donated three of her beautiful prints.
This one is my favourite but believe me you won’t want to miss out on the other two either!Find Zainab on Instagram
Wild Violet Studios
Victoria of Wild Violet Studios is donating one of her popular Fa-la-la-la-llama decorations!
She is also kindly offering to personalise it for our winner.Find Victoria on Instagram
What Else Can I do to help?
Share, share, share! Whether it’s our Creative Giving page or social media posts – help us get the word out by sharing! The more people know about WIRES and the work they do, the more money will be raised and the more wildlife can be helped.