I'm Alana, I'm 38, from London, UK.
Equality for all life is my abiding passion: for us humans, for all lives (we are all one planet, one 'people', no matter our species).
I worked in TV (Drama, Documentaries & Reality) for almost 7 years then left to keep my promise to build a home for 8 disabled youngsters in Swaziland. I haven't achieved it yet but I'm not done trying...
My roles in TV necessitated coming up with programme ideas, pitching, logistical planning, scheduling and organisation.
Since Lock Down, I was one of the founding volunteers for the One Voice For Animals Appeal: building their website and offering initial advice on press releases as well as encouraging local people to rally around their local rescues.
I volunteered as admin support for Help Wildlife over summer 2020 & (observing a missed opportunity to help our UK wildlife) I have used my experience to launch & grow UK Wildlife Transporters, since August 2020.
Since 2006 I’ve been developing a network in the 100s from multiple industries to source advice, skills, information, help and funding for my non profit initiatives.
As part of my Swaziland fundraising Mission, I have organised, hosted, edited and published live and online Q&As with actors like Richard E Grant & Jason Flemyng as well as incredible inspirations like Leon Taylor, Sir Rannulph Fiennes, Jools Holland, Richard Pierson (founder of Headspace) Mark Beaumont & Sean Conway. These Q&As were also published via Kindle, in 'It Ain't Gospel.'
I'm working with an increasing number of ethical Partners/Sponsors (also founding a community of like-minded UK companies).