Support us Fundraising The Big Give 2020 *We have reached our target! Thank you!* We are delighted to have reached our target for the first stage of this year's Big Give Christmas Challenge! We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who made a pledge. Thanks to you we now have a chance to enter the challenge and raise up to £8000 for fish and other animals exploited for the aquariu industry. We will share an update soon on the next stage of the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Thank you! Sharks, rays, octopuses, fishes and other sea animals are being brutally taken from the wild to spend a lifetime behind glass in UK aquariums. The horrifying truth is that the vast majority of animals in aquariums are still taken from the wild. These individuals face the trauma of being abducted from their lives and thrust into small, cramped containers. Many spend days inside plastic bags, with just enough water to cover their bodies as they are shipped half way around the world to be used in the aquarium trade. They need YOUR help to expose the cruelty they endure and put a STOP to this barbaric trade. And you have an amazing opportunity to do just that. We have the chance to go undercover at one of these suppliers, who take animals from the wild. And to raise the vital investigation funds we need to do this, we are taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge! The Challenge is the UK's biggest online matched funding challenge. Over the days of the Challenge, 1st - 8th December, supporters can donate to us and their gifts can be DOUBLED by The Big Give! Such an amazing incentive and opportunity to help us raise funds for equipment, research and investigator costs. But we need your help to make it happen. Become one of our special pledgers! To qualify for The Big Give Christmas Challenge we need to raise £2000 in pledge promises by 5pm Friday 28th August. Your pledge is simply a promise to donate after the Challenge is complete in December and will by matched by a Champion funder, secured by The Big Give. Your pledge must be £100 or more (the minimum set by The Big Give). So your £100 pledge could secure another £100 in matched funding from The Big Give! We will then be in touch with you once the Challenge is complete and you can make your donation. Make your lifesaving pledge now Here are 5 easy steps to making your pledge! To make your pledge: Click here which will forward you to our The Big Give Christmas Challenge Pledger page. Fill in your details and pledge your amount (it must be a minimum of £100). Full Terms & Conditions are available for you to read when you complete the pledge form. You must do this before 5pm on Friday 28th August 2020. Freedom for Animals will contact you after the matched-funding challenge (1st – 8th December), N.B. As a Pledger, you are not also able to give during the matched-funding challenge. You must pay your pledge before 15th January 2021 – don’t worry we will contact you nearer the time, and you can pay in any way that is convenient for you . If you need any help, email [email protected] or call 0845 330 3911 Thank you so much for being a part of this ground-breaking project to help ocean animals!