Friends of OAT
We are blessed to have numerous friends express genuine interest in the projects we support and many of them now support them too, either indirectly via our fundraising events, or directly by personally engaging and contributing. We are forever grateful to Virginia McKenna and Will Travers who inspired us and are privileged to have become their friends and well as their supporters.
The Olsens & Simpsons at the Rally
Friends of OAT at the Tusk Awards
Sue & Alicia with Virginia McKenna
Sue Olsen & David Simpson
Sue Olsen & Sandy Loedolff at a march
Supporting our fundraising events
Our Commercial Friends
Other friends help in a more commercial way.
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Jocelyn Lawman’s helped us from the outset with her branding and artistic expertise. She developed the Olsen Animal Trust logo and produces the beautiful invitations and marketing material for our events. Jos has also created Dave's Blog and has played a huge part in the development of our website. Many people have asked who created the lovely images on the blog when lack of internet prevented Dave from sending pics from the field - well this is the artist!
Africa Collection is a specialist Tour operator providing tailor made holidays to Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Chris and James are the founders of the organisation and kindly support us through donating a percentage of commissions earned through referred business to nominated OAT projects. Please contact Chris or James if you would like help with your holiday planning. We will all be delighted with any business that goes their way as it will have positive impact on projects we support.
Journey by Design, a specialist East Africa travel business. They contribute a percentage of their commissions for OAT referred business to Species Survival Network, an organisation we support and are members of. Will is the founder of Journey by Design and also Wild Philanthropy, an arm of the business that encourages sustainable conservation economics through strategic impact investment options.
Paul Chuter is a leading communications practitioner specialising in copywriting and training in how to write powerful and effective selling copy. Paul is a faculty lecturer and Fellow of the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing and also a lecturer at the Institute of Fundraising. We are so grateful to him for providing help to a number of the projects we support in effective fundraising, marketing and copywriting.
We are so grateful to our dear friend Maria SLough who has not only dedicated her precious time and stunning photos for some of our events but also connected us to some fantastic projects including Animals Asia and a farm animal rescue centre in North England. She is an Animal Warrior and journalist who regularly writes for Vegan Life and she produces creative documentaries focusing on animal welfare issues.
Matt is working with us on a number of the projects we support providing strategic advise on large scale conservation projects. Conservation Capital develop new business and investment mechanisms for conservation. One of the most exciting project that CC are working with us on currently, it the proposed development of a European Elephant Sanctuary, a Born Free initiative.
Not only do Two Many Cooks serve delicious food at many of our events, they also often generously donate their time, food and staff to help aid our fundraising efforts.
in 2017, Eden Travel invited OAT to become their charity partner and since then our supported projects have featured in their luxury travel brochures and we will soon have a multiple page spread in their client magazine. The latter will covers the Olsen's trip to Asia, organised by Eden, and the importance of responsible tourism and the negative impact of animals exploited for human entertainment.