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Irene Schleining

Whale of a Time Fundraising Page

Fundraising for Centre For Innovation In Voluntary Action

53 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 9 supporters
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Centre For Innovation In Voluntary Action

It promotes new ideas in voluntary action, focussing on user involvement, social entrepreneurship and young people changing the world.

Charity Registration No. 1122095


Vision: Sharing our passion for a new awareness of the Earth and having a whale of a time! 


Purpose: To fund the costs of running the Whale of a Time Community, the Whale of a Time Festival and the Whale of a Time Workshop for young and old, free for all


Brief overview of Whale of a Time: 


Whale of a Time is riding the wave of change, promoting successful stewardship of our planet to create a peaceful, morally just, humane and sustainable culture, while ensuring survival of all species and their natural habitats. 


Whale of a Time organises creative and fun, inspiring and empowering events on environmental issues to encourage active participation living a sustainable lifestyle inspired by a positive attitude. 


We engage young and old from all walks of life through the Whale of a Time Community, the Whale of a Time Festival and the Whale of a Time Workshop. Our work has been recognised by many national and community and environmental awards schemes. 


The Whale of a Time Festival


The Whale of a Time Festival is an inspiring and empowering way of getting involved in social and environmental issues through exclusive film screenings by award-winning environmental film-makers followed by informative discussions with leading environmental and social researchers, sustainable art exhibitions and the Whale of a Time Workshop in celebration of the Earth and the world’s oceans and rainforests.


Whale of a Time Festival webpage: 



The Whale of a Time Workshop


The Whale of a Time Workshop is a fun and hands-on activity, where young and old are able to model whales and other endangered species out of clay, and at the same time learn about the environment, biodiversity and sustainability.


Please view the Whale of a Time Gallery at http://www.whaleofatime.org/gallery.php 

The Whale of a Time Community


The Whale of a Time Community is a creative platform where people are able to join and connect with nature, share their inspirations and express themselves through their creative messages.


Whale of a Time Community website:



People love the Whale of a Time Workshop! - Read Past Clients' comments...

Ian Rowlands, Co-Founder Planet Whale, WhaleFest commented, "A big part of what's made this event so cool is having Whale of a Time here. The kids have loved it. It's been a huge buzz all around the stand all day. The best thing we ever did was have these guys come here.


Mark Brownlow, BBC Producer of Ocean Giants commented, "Watching people of all ages enjoying making their favourite whale species.. It's things like this, which will really inspire people to get aware of the plight of whales and dolphins and do something about it so it's a fun way of engaging people and i think I'll have a go at it myself."


Ros Croker, Programme Manager Mayor's Thames Festival, "Whale of a Time were a great addition to this year's Thames Festival, providing a popular, creative and fun workshop for both children and parents."


Lucy Smith, Public Health Manager at NHS Lambeth said: “As part of the Lambeth mental wellbeing programme and work to improve access to psychological therapies, we have funded these workshops with the aim of increasing awareness of ways in which people can actively improve their wellbeing."


Bhupesh Thapa, West Area Parks Manager, Environment & Regeneration Department, Islington Council said, "We were so happy to have Whale of a Time at our event at Barnard Park. The kids loved the workshop, which was very professionally run. We look forward to having Whale of Time back in Islington and would highly recommend the workshop.


Anna Godsiff, Streatham and Stockwell Festival Manager said, "Whale of a Time is number one on my list for childrens' activities"

Hedre (mother, 44) said, “What a wonderful idea to make the children - young and old - aware!” 


Andy (participant) said, "This experience was really great! I loved it! It was the best event of the whole festival!"


Nathalie (mother) and Isabelle (daughter) said, “Had a lovely, fun time making animals with clay with friendly, helpful staff. Good luck with all your work.”


Please read more comments at http://www.whaleofatime.org/comments.php


How we would spend the funds


The funding will contribute to run the Whale of a Time Community, the Whale of a Time Festival and the Whale of a Time Workshop for the local community to support community and environmental wellbeing.

All our events are free of charge to all participants and visitors and there is no joining fee to become a “Friend of the Whale” (member)


With the funding we would be able to cover the running costs of Whale of a Time Events.


The funding will make a big difference for the local community, as we’ll be able to organise our events and reach thousands of children, teenagers and adults.

Participants will have the opportunity to get involved in a really good cause whilst learning about endangered species and sustainability in a fun and creative way whilst having a whale of a time. 


Please consider supporting our creative, empowering and educational events. Many species are threatened to go extinct if we don’t change our behaviour towards our environment. Education can go a long way and help to preserve our planet for future generations.


Every drop in the ocean counts…. Thank you for your support!


Have a whale of a Time! :)


Whale of a Time Community





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