Surviving Covid at The Living Rainforest

by The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 22nd July 2020 we successfully raised £5,505 ( + est. £1071.75 Gift Aid ) with 156 supporters in 83 days

We are looking for funding to care for our animals and plants while we are closed to visitors as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

by The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys, England, United Kingdom

The Living Rainforest centre run by the charity the Trust for Sustainable Living has, like many charities, seen its income stream cut off

We are a small Berkshire based attraction where visitors can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest environment – and explore how plants, animals, human needs, economies and cultures are all linked. The centre is home to over 850 species of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species of global conservation value. 

You can find more about us at

In normal times, we rely on income from visitors to enable us to continue to educate people about rainforests and pathways to a more sustainable future. Unfortunately however, while the Living Rainforest’s doors are shut due to Covid-19, our income streams have dried up. At this time of year we would normally have around 180 children on school visits coming through our doors every day. As you can imagine, it's all a bit quiet at the moment!

We are looking to raise £10,000 to care for our animals and plants for the next two months or until we can welcome our visitors again. We need funding to pay for food and heating and for the keepers to look after our animals and plants. 

These are some of the animals you could help

Cinnamon - our Two-toed Sloth

Difficult to spot but a favourite with our visitors


Luigi - the Yellow-knobbed Currasow 

Luigi likes to keep an eye on everyone as they walk round the exhibits


Edwin - our Channel-billed Toucan 

Edwin enjoys plenty of fruit especially grapes


Rio - our rescue Green Iguana 

Although a Green Iguana, Rio is mostly red


Many thanks for your support

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£150 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£150 Reward

Personal guided tour for four people once we are open again

£250 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

Animal keeper experience for two people once we are open again

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