Simon King OBE

BAFTA winning Wldlife Cameraman, Television Presenter, Director and Producer
“I wholeheartedly support this initiative. 
It is a great opportunity for everyone to step up to help nature.”

“You can judge a man's true character by the way he treats his fellow animals”

Or so the saying goes.  It is certainly true that the way a person acts towards animals and nature can be a fairly accurate reflection of their character.  And it is also true that those people who actively show their support for animal charities are amongst the most compassionate human beings on the planet.

We are launching an audacious project to get everyone to show their support for wildlife by becoming a 'Friend of the Wild'

With many species now in serious decline, it is down to all of us to do something to help save them.  Only through supporting the charities who work tirelessly to protect wildlife around the world do we stand any chance of saving many species from extinction.


Everyone can and SHOULD do their bit to protect our planet's amazing wildlife.  Now is the time to stand up for wildlife before it's too late. Support your favourite animal/wildlife charity by becoming a 'Friend of the Wild' and show the world you care. 

Silver - Just £2.50 a month

Your name will appear on the Friends of the Wild supporters' page and you will receive a letter of thanks along with a regular email newsletter from your chosen charity.  You will also be able to add your details to the Friends of the Wild map.

Gold - Just £5 a month

In addition to the above, you will receive a special Friends of the Wild charity wristband and an exclusive gold pin badge.  Your details will also show you are a Gold supporter. 

(If membership is for a child, they will also receive a personalised birthday card.

From as little as £2.50 a month, you can show your support for your favourite charity and help protect wildlife around the world.  Whichever sponsorship you choose, we will include your name on the Friends of the Wild supporters page, plus you will automatically be added to the Friends of the Wild Map, so everyone will be able to see that you are doing your bit to help protect our planet's amazing wildlife.

Where your payment goes - 50% of your sponsorship money will be donated to your chosen charity, the remainder will be be distributed to wildlife rescue & rehabilitation projects and animal hospitals in need of emergency funding, through our Wildlife Aid Fund.*

Time is running out for many animal species, please join Friends of the Wild and help save our planet's incredible wildlife.  Your support will make a real difference.

Joining Friends of the Wild couldn't be easier.  Simply choose the charity you would like to support, decide between our Silver of Gold sponsorship and click to Join.


For your chance to win a unique safari trip of a lifetime to South Africa.


​Terms & Conditions

Sponsorship is for 12 months. 

Sponsorship Renewal - We will contact you a month before your subscription ends to ask if you would like to continue for another year.  No further payments will be taken without your agreement. 

Personal Information - Only the name you provide along with the caption (if you have included one) will be shown on the Friends of the Wild map.  Your name, home town and caption will be shown on the Friends of the Wild supporters page.  Your address and postcode will only be used to locate you on the map and will not be displayed publicly.

Wristband and pin badge - Please allow 28 days for delivery. 

*  The cost of your sponsorship includes an admin fee of £5 (Silver membership) or £10 (Gold membership).  This will be deducted from the money allocated to our Wildlife Aid Fund.

To join Friends of the Wild, please complete the relevant form below.  Sponsorship is for 12 months and payment is by monthly subscription (by debit/credit card). - If you would prefer to pay for your full subscription in advance, please email your request and we'll do the rest -



0300 365 1050

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