Wyn River Supports

 

Nairobi, Kenya - orphaned baby elephants being raised by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, 2017


As a relatively new company, we do not yet have the resources to be deeply philanthropic, but we do aspire to help others in need, as our associates have done personally in the past.

There are a number of worthy causes, but we are drawn towards children and sport in the UK and in our region, inspired by the London 2012 Olympics.  We plan to share some of the good ideas from the UK charities with committed people in Central and Eastern Europe and across the Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa to encourage further international and local support for these causes.

Africa features across the three orphanage, wildlife and rowing/water conservation institutions.

 

         
http://www.hopeandhomes.co.uk/   https://woodenspoon.org.uk/

Hope and Homes for Children is an international charity working across Central and Eastern Europe and Africa to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family. They are leading experts in closing children's institutions, rehousing children into family homes and reforming childcare systems.

 

Wooden Spoon, founded in 1983, is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children and young people across the British Isles live happier, richer lives. They partner with the UK rugby community, receiving invaluable support for their activities and the opportunity to raise awareness of the work they do. In doing so, Wooden Spoon involves some of rugby's top sporting role models in making a difference in the lives of young people in need.

     
   

http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

 

http://www.worldrowing.com/environment/kafue-river-rowing-centre/

Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.

 

 

 

 

 

In 2011, World Rowing and WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, began an alliance to use rowing to educate and raise awareness about freshwater. They united to take action on the global freshwater issues that threaten our planet, and have identified this lower basin of the Kafue River, in Zambia, as a place in which all these challenges are faced.

Motivated by the confluence of water pressures and multiple problems on the Kafue Flats, an extraordinary multi-purpose facility is being established on the Kafue for world-class water management research and the sport of rowing: The Kafue River & Rowing Centre.

Freshwater researchers from around the world will use the Centre to conduct research, study problems, find solutions, and share their results; and Zambia will have a high quality Centre to develop the sport of rowing. Anyone on Earth can visit the Centre “virtually” and interact with the researchers there via the Centre's website.

 

You can read more about the background of the Founder and how these choices were made here.

Warsaw, Poland, EBRD Annual Meeting, 2014

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