The Aspinall Foundation

The Aspinall Foundation

We are a registered charity that is actively involved with several projects that incorporate a diverse range of conservation activities both at our Kent based Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, in addition to well-established overseas projects

What We Do

What We Do

Our main spheres of conservation-based activity include captive breeding, education, ecosystem management, local community education projects, capacity building, habitat surveys and the rehabilitation of confiscated wild animals.

A Passion For Animals

A Passion For Animals

The Aspinall Foundation celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2014; the charity that started as a passion for animals has become world renowned for its ground-breaking conservation efforts, helping to protect some of the most endangered animals on this planet.

You may call it crazy but we call it the future

You may call it crazy but we call it the future

"It's not alarmist to talk of possible extinction. But if we act now, act fast, there is a real chance we can save them." Damian Aspinall, Chairman, The Aspinall Foundation.

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Ways To Give

We urgently need your support to continue our work, protecting some of the world’s most endangered species and returning them to safe areas in their natural habitat. Please get involved and raise money in whatever way you are able.

For some great tips on how to raise money and other ways to get involved, download our Ways To Give guide.

Download our Ways To Give guide

Fundraising Events

Taking part in a fundraising events is a fun way to support The Aspinall Foundation and the work we do. Your sponsorship will help us to send animals like Djala the western lowland gorilla back to the wild. You can read more about our Back to the wild work on our conservation page.

Sky Dive for gorillas
From £70

Sky Dive World Record Attempt

On Saturday11th June 2016, Skyline, alongside The Aspinall Foundation will be attempting to smash all previous records for skydiving. The aim is to complete the most tandem jumps in England in 24 hours.Imagine yourself exiting from the door of an aircraft from over 2 and half miles up and freefalling at a speed of 120mph through the clouds, before gliding back down to your envious supporters on the ground below.  Skydiving is an unbelievable and exhilarating rush like no other and with no experience required - it’s your opportunity to reach for the skies and be part of a World Record!​ Click here to find out more.

When: Saturday 11th June 2016

Where: 8 sites around the UK

Dirty Dozen Races
From £50

Dirty Dozen Races

Dirty Dozen Races are a great way to challenge yourself, have fun and keep fit. You can choose to race over 6k, 12k or 18k with a range of obstacles to go over, under and through. Choose to race and raise money for The Aspinall Foundation and registration is only £50. Register your interest in racing for the animals and we will send you the links to get booking today. Race in Kent, Essex or Wales. Click here to find out more.

When: Saturday 16th April 2016
Where: The Hop Farm Family Park, Kent

Tiger Toddle
From £5

Tiger Toddle

This is an all new event for 2016 which will see carers and toddlers taking to the paths around Port Lympne Reserve. You will experience the sights and sounds of the tigers, lions and wolves, all whilst raising money to support the ongoing work of The Aspinall Foundation. For more information click here.

When: Thursday 9th June 2016, 10am
Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

Port Lympne Challenge
From £15 

Port Lympne Challenge

This is an all new event for 2016 which will see runners taking to the paths around Port Lympne Reserve, you will experience the sights and sounds of the park waking up for the day. You will run past enclosures of our gorillas, rhino and tapirs all whilst raising money to support the ongoing work of The Aspinall Foundation. Click here for more information.

When: Saturday 18th June 2016
Where: Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity

The Aspinall Foundation is a charity. We need your support to help us continue to protect rare and endangered species.

Donate Now


We are always looking for volunteers to assist us in any way possible. We have many people who volunteer at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, Kent and with our charity The Aspinall Foundation. However you would like to support our charity we will find the right role for you.

Give as you Live

With Give as you Live you can raise money for us, for free - just by shopping online!

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Conservation Captains

There are many wonderful ways in which people have raised money to help the endangered species in our care. Each one of these special supporters is now a 'Conservation Captain'. Have you got what it takes to be a Conservation Captain? All these people had it...

Kilamanjaro Challenge

Jamie Cox completes the challenge of a lifetime for The Aspinall Foundation

Three Peak Challenge

Supporter Daniel Roberts takes on the Three Peaks Challenge

Beachy Head Marathon Runner

Ben Geering completes a 'Marathon challenge' for The Aspinall Foundation

Love of tapirs raises £150

Caitlin raises money to save her favourite animal

'Movember' Raises Money for Animals

Supporter Matthew Pryor takes on the 'Movember madness'

Spacehopper Girl Bounces for Gorillas

Emily Hodgson bounces for conservation

Screwball Fundraisers Race Across Europe

Cabbing it through Europe for The Aspinall Foundation

Birthday Present Giving

Freddie donates his presents to the animals

One BIG Mile Challenge

Family challenge to raise money for Aspinalls