You can support Born Free by taking part in one of our fundraising challenges and raising money for wildlife around the world.
If you would like more information, or would like to discuss another fundraising challenge you have planned in support of Born Free, please contact our Challenge Officer, Sarah Locke.
Join Born Free and climb Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya. You’ll also get to visit the inspiring conservation projects we’re fundraising for. This is a unique experience for fundraising expeditions like this, and we are really excited to be able to offer it to you.
Would you like to challenge yourself by running the Virgin London Marathon for Born Free in 2020?
Whether you have already secured a place through the public ballot and are looking for the right charity to support, or would like to apply for one of our allocated charity places, we’d love to hear from you.
We can offer support and tips to help you fundraise and provide a Born Free running vest.
We’re planning a UK-based mountain climbing challenge in 2020 – details to be announced soon.
If you would like to raise money for Born Free on a challenge that you can’t see on our page, then take a look at
Dream Challenges’ selection.
Activities include trekking, cycling or swimming, in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Arctic.
Jess grew up between Kenya and London and feels an ever-increasing determination to help the balance shift in favour of good for the world and its inhabitants. She currently runs the business and people operations at a Series B Fintech company, and hopes to build tech-enabled scalable solutions to the world’s biggest problems in the future.
Born Free and Jess go back three generations - her grandparents were friends with conservationists Joy and George Adamson who successfully returned Elsa the lioness to the wild. They were also involved with the filming of the wildlife classic Born Free and the making of the film An Elephant Called Slowly, as well as the story of captive elephant Pole Pole whose death led to the founding of Born Free. In 2020, Jess is setting out to continue her grandparents’ legacy and to raise awareness of, and funding for, Born Free. She is going to swim, cycle, kayak, climb and hike her way over a minimum of 2,020km across 20 challenges; 20 for 2020.
That's further than London to St. Petersburg. Or 54 marathons! But as Jess explains: “The real perspective we need here is that the Earth belongs to all its inhabitants, yet for there to be a future, it is for us humans to make the right choices. It's now or never.”
We will be keeping you up to date with Jess’ challenges. Get in touch with us if you would like to join!