Let’s get #fitfornature
As you know, here at A planet fit for nature we try to inspire families and children to get involved and do more for our natural world, one of the biggest ways in which we do this is through competitions, giving you and your family the opportunity to win fantastic prizes in exchange for your commitment to helping our wildlife and environment. We are always looking for new ways to inspire and get you involved which has lead us to our latest campaign….#fitfornature
What is #fitfornature?
#fitfornature is our campaign to get you, and the planet healthy, whilst raising money for conservation charities. This can be anything from running a marathon, setting a weight loss goal, eating healthier, sponsored bike ride, anything that can get you and your family fit and raise money at the same time. How you do it is up to you.
All of us at a planet fit for nature will be pledging in one way or another and we want you and your families to join us.
Why do we need to help conservation charities?
This weekend the London Marathon took place, thousands upon thousands of people running for their chosen charities, and whilst I was watching in admiration it suddenly struck me, I wasn’t hearing any conservation charities being mentioned. Later that day one of our team did some digging he discovered that there were 1037 charities who each had at least one guaranteed place in this year’s London Marathon. Of these, JUST 15, that’s right 15! Were charities connected with animals and of those JUST 2 were focused on conservation in the UK. Only 1.45% were connected with animals or some kind of conservation and 0.19% were UK focused, SHOCKING!
Now don’t get me wrong, all of the charities are vitally important and deserve all the funds they can get, and I applaud anyone who gets up and gets involved (whilst I’m sat typing this from my desk eating a donut), but wouldn’t it be nice if our conservation charities got a mention? After all, they do an equally important job, and let’s be honest, without them OUR natural world would be in such a worse state than it already is…..and that’s saying something.
Let’s improve our health and the health of our planet; it’s a win win situation
How can you get involved?
First, you need to find a way of raising money and pick a conservation charity or organisation to donate to, local or global, your choice.
Second, print off or design a sponsor form, fill it in and get sponsored! There’s lots of free forms on the internet, simply google ‘Free sponsorship forms’ here is a link to a free one to get you started!
Three, get involved on social media, please share your journey with us on twitter @fitfornature, on facebook search ‘a planet fit for nature’ and of course the hashtag #fitfornature. Blog about it, shout it from the rooftops! #fitfornature.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Gandhi