Hi, I'm Alana.
A wild world is my abiding passion.
(We are all one planet, one 'people', no matter our species/form).
I worked in TV for almost 7 years then left to focus on my charitable ambitions (that I'd been running in my spare time) which was to work on a promise to build a number of permanent homes for life for disabled youngsters & adults in Swaziland. (This is ongoing with the first home planned for 2024).
I launched Wildscaping Worldwide during 2020, which is a culmination not only of my ongoing work in Swaziland but also of my love for our whole planet and my belief that every life deserves the same chance.
(SOME OF IT)
During Lock Down (observing a missed opportunity to help our UK wildlife) I launched UK Wildlife Transporters.
To date, UKWT has helped over 2000 wildlife casualties to medical care and has over 200 Volunteer Drivers, in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is currently fundraising to hire staff.
As UKWT is nationwide, I found myself speaking to Wildlife Rescues, Rehabbers and Vets across the UK and getting a picture of how much our UK wildlife would benefit from self-regulation standards of rehabilitation care being set.
To this end, I co-founded the ‘Wildlife Care Badge’ (during which I acted as a Project Manager) bringing together UK Wildlife Rescues, Rehabbers, Vets and Vet Nurses.
I have also published 2 Wild Handbooks.
My skill set varies but as an example of some of my non profit fundraising efforts since 2014: I have organised & hosted live and online Q&As with such kind and talented actors like Richard E Grant & Jason Flemyng as well as incredible inspirations like Olympian Leon Taylor, Sir Rannulph Fiennes, Jools Holland, Richard Pierson (founder of Headspace) & Adventurers Mark Beaumont & Sean Conway. These Q&As were also published via Kindle, in 'It Ain't Gospel.'