The Wexas Travel Foundation is a registered charity and a non-profit division of Wexas designed to raise money for deserving charities. It was launched in 2007.
We are all becoming increasingly conscious of our environmental and social responsibilities. As a travel company we strongly believe in using our position to support organisations at the forefront of social and environmental change.
As you'll have seen in the news, the bushfires currently affecting Australia have taken a devastating toll, not only on the lives and homes of local people but also the country’s wildlife. Indeed, the most recent estimates suggest over 1 billion animals have lost their lives – a truly shocking statistic. With this in mind, and given Wexas’s long-standing love of the land down under, the Wexas Travel Foundation is currently raising funds for WIRES – the Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation, based in New South Wales.
How are we raising money?
Donations from Wexas clients
A £4 donation is automatically added to each travel booking made through Wexas. This is entirely voluntary and clients are free to opt out of the donation by advising their specialist at the time of booking.
If you'd like to donate directly to the campaign, you can do so via our JustGiving page. Here, you can find out more about the story behind the campaign, read a statement from WIRES' CEO and, most importantly, donate some money to this deserving cause.
Fundraising by Wexas staff
The staff at Wexas organise regular fundraising initiatives. These have included raffles, charity collections, selling homemade cakes and curries and physical challenges. Past events have ranged from cross-UK cycle rides to the now famous Wexas office curry day.
Wexas covers all administration costs, ensuring that all donations go towards helping those that need it. The company also offered financial support to staff fundraising activities, covering the cost of fuel and transport on the Three Peaks Challenge, the South West Coast Path and the C2C cycle expeditions.
Previous fundraising campaigns
Wexas has worked with a number of fantastic charities since the Wexas Travel Foundation was set up in 2007, including Childreach Nepal and long-term partners, Cool Earth.
Cool Earth works with rainforest communities in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea to help protect hundreds of acres of rainforest through community-led projects.
Wexas Travel Foundation raised £3,000 to build rainwater tanks at two community schools in Orangerie Bay, Papua New Guinea.
Childreach Nepal is a local non-governmental organisation in Nepal, which has worked closely with local communities since 2010. They believe that every child in Nepal has the right to live, learn, play, to be safe, healthy and free.
Wexas Travel Foundation raised £3,000 to help fund two classrooms in one of Nepal's worst-affected areas, following 2015's devastating earthquake.
Africa Foundation works in partnership with luxury safari operator &Beyond to empower and develop rural communities in East and Southern Africa. Its focus is on education, healthcare and income generation.
Wexas Travel Foundation raised £11,000 to build and fit-out a classroom in an under-resourced school in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Wexas specialists Alex and Alison at the opening a new classroom in KwaZulu-Natal
Cool Earth is a UK-based environmental charity working to protect endangered rainforest in a bid to combat global warming, protect ecosystems and provide sustainable jobs for local people.
Wexas Travel Foundation raised £11,000 to sponsor and protect 150 acres of endangered rainforest in Peru.
Wexas, Africa Foundation, Cool Earth, Childreach and the many people in Africa, South America and Nepal benefiting from your donation would like to thank you for your support.
Registered Charity Number: 1130335