Lengthy-time supporter and fundraising celebrity, Amanda Butler reached a tremendous milestone in 2020. By ‘bush bingo’ and numerous different endeavours, Amanda has shared her dedication for wildlife with family and friends, elevating important funds for our ground-based conservation companions to proceed their work.
We caught up with Amanda about her unimaginable achievement, what it means to her and requested her to share her high suggestions for anybody wanting shield our plant and assist flip the tide on extinction in 2021:
I usually maintain a fundraising complete in the course of the 12 months and as a result of success of the summer season Bush Bingos, I used to be shocked at how a lot had been raised throughout such a difficult 12 months.
So I then added it to my earlier totals and realised that I had raised over £19,500 in the course of the previous years.
Being a trainer, I like sample and noticed that £20,000 went effectively with 2020.
It will likely be really easy to affiliate 2020 with all of the damaging issues that I made a decision I wished to have the ability to additionally take into consideration 2020 with a smile and that one thing particular had additionally been achieved.
6 years, we began fundraising for the DSWF 30 12 months anniversary enchantment, by driving 30 counties in 30 hours!
I’ve no actual reply, as much as 2014 I had simply been a member. The enchantment simply caught my creativeness and I got here up with one thing bonkers to do.
We raised over £2,000 and it was such enjoyable, a terrific buzz and the crew at DSWF made us really feel so welcome and appreciated.
Effectively 2020 was speculated to be a quiet 12 months, so I ought to say 2021 must be a quiet 12 months as an alternative, however I have already got bookings for Zoom displays to Ladies’s Institute teams, stalls booked at Tewkesbury City Corridor and hopefully, a Group Artwork Exhibition, only for starters!
Amanda, you’re a true wildlife warrior and from all of us right here at DSWF we can’t thanks sufficient on your dedication and compassion for wildlife!
Might 2021 be the 12 months you make a distinction? Begin fundraising in the present day!
Make sure that to take a look at our free fundraising assets and assist packs on the right way to get began, here.
Collectively. At the moment. We will flip the tide on extinction.