We gratefully acknowledge the following organisations, people or businesses, who support us either financially, or with donated services and products. Our work would not be possible without them, particularly since the NYE 2020 Bushfire. A huge thanks to:
What a great job these guys do, getting urgent feed and supplies around the nation to help those in need. At W2F, they were amongst the first responders post-fire, arriving with a generator, torches, fuel, feed, medical supplies and gazebos. The gazebos were life-saving, providing the only shelter we had at the time, to assist the burn victims.
What a brilliant group this is, made up of volunteers all over the world, who craft, build and sew all manner of items relating to animal care. In our case, much-needed pouches, hanging bags and the like, for joeys in care.
Dr Sean Harrison must be acknowledged for providing great care to many wildlife in our region. We thank him for the many consultations provided and all the support and consistent help and advice via email from Sean – he’s a legend.
FIRE AID, held in Feb 2020 and featuring John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly and Carla Geneve was a roaring success, raising over $650,000 to aid fire services, community and wildlife of the East Coast. W2F was one of the lucky recipients of a massive $60,000 donation, to spend on water tanks and/or solar power. Our very deserving friends at Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council, Boomerang Meeting Place, Alphadog Animalarmy and Southern Cross Wildlife Care also benefitted from direct donations from this outstanding group of people.
What a star in so many ways. When Kontra K learned of the wildlife suffering in Australia, he designed and sold a t-shirt to his millions of fans in Germany, to raise funds and contribute. He also understood it wasn’t just about money, and jumped on a plane with friends, coming to directly offer valuable labour to help some of those directly affected by the Black Summer Bushfires. This included W2F, we benefitted from several days of hard labour in terribly hot conditions while they mixed and prepared animal feed, hauled several ton of feed bags around and repaired the roof on the machinery shed. Oh, and on his way out he donated $50,000 to W2F to help our rebuild efforts. Friends forever mate, can’t wait to have you back again. Sub-titles on your IG stories please!
First responders in a disaster zone, ROWW wanted to help the wildlife. And they did. A crew turned up in Batemans Bay and asked questions until they found someone local who cared for wildlife and needed their help. Impressively, they bought all their tools locally (supporting our local community), they built FIVE shelters for us, so we could had dry areas to provide feed and water to wildlife, and when they were finished, they donated all the tools to us! When they were done, they headed to a friend’s place and helped remove some of their dangerous trees. Legends.
Glenda and Dr Howard Ralph do incredible work saving the lives of animals who would potentially face euthanasia otherwise. If it can be fixed, Dr Ralph will fix it. Their hospital is not something we take advantage of, we will only go there to request their valuable time, resources and knowledge if there’s no alternative and we believe an animal’s life will be saved as a result – and the life is usually saved of course!
Animal photographer Peter Sharp, donates his time and talents several times a year. He drives all the way from Sydney and stays a few days at a time, capturing quality photos of the animals for our use. Many of his photos adorn our website and are sent to joey sponsors. Our calendars mostly feature his work.
Therian are the Australian Distributor for Kuranda Dog Beds. The extra tough & durable shelter quality beds we use for the joeys and kangaroos here. After our old dog beds died and we ran a Winter Appeal to raise funds for more, Therian also got on board with a big discount and provided a couple of freebies, enabling us to ensure all beds were replaced, along with comfy canvas toppers. After the fire, they helped again, providing freebie bits and pieces to aid us in recovery.
USA Based charity Together Rising do incredible work worldwide, trusted with people’s donations, to find those they feel are most in need. During the bushfire crisis, W2F was recognised as one of the lucky recipients of their kindness, receiving $102,945.84 from them and their loyal supporters. Together with the other large donors on the back of this crisis, we CAN and WILL rebuild and look forward to helping our kangaroos forever
Wild 2 Free founder Rae is also an authorised wildlife carer with Wildlife Rescue South Coast. All members are dedicated volunteers and their phones operate 24/7 to rescue native wildlife, from Kiama all the way down to the Victorian border. If you find wildlife in need of assistance, please call 0148 427 214 (north of Batemans Bay) or 0417 238 921 (south of Batemans Bay). You can also head to their website: Wildlife Rescue South Coast.
Sponsors & Supporters
We also acknowledge and thank the following people, whom without their support, things would certainly be more difficult financially.