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 £100

Sky Dive For Gorillas

Experience a thrilling tandem sky dive. Jump for gorillas, rhinos, gibbons and many more endangered species who need protection. You could jump for FREE when raising money for The Aspinall Foundation.

When: Book your jump directly with Headcorn Airfield

Where: Headcorn Airfield, Kent

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

From £50


Would YOU walk over hot coals to help us? Learn to master the ancient art of fire walking with the experts, and impress your friends, family and colleagues with your achievement! Not only will you have a new skill, you’ll also be helping us raise money for the vital conservation work of The Aspinall Foundation. Registration fee is £50 plus we ask if you can raise an additional £100 so donating £150 to The Aspinall Foundation. Click here to find out more about this event.

When: Saturday 31st October 2015
Where: Elephant Lodge, Port Lympne Reserve, Kent

Gorilla Gorilla Dinner
From £50

Gorilla Gorilla Dinner

The Gorilla Gorilla Dinner is being held to not only celebrate all that The Aspinall Foundation has achieved but also raise vital funds for out conservation work in Arica, Madagascar and Java. The evening will start with a champagne reception, followed by a delicious locally sourced three course dinner and finish with music to dance to. After a short film about our work, we will also hold a live auction with some truly wonderful prizes for you to bid on.

A ticket to this prestigious event is £50, and a table of 10 is £500. To join us on the night with friends and family please click Register Now to download your Table Application Form.

When: Saturday 21st November 2015
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.

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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