The Living Rainforest

Keeping Warm This Winter

Posted: 2 Dec 2022

Helping local residents & schools – and rare rainforest animals & plants – stay warm this winter

The Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire has launched a crowd-funder campaign to provide much-needed support for struggling local schools and residents, as well as help ensure a warm winter for its rare animals & plants.

The appeal is a unique way for people to support the Living Rainforest flora and fauna, while also helping local families and schools to pay for rising energy costs and educational visits.

4 ways people can help

  1. Family looking on Rainforest visitWinter passes for local residents – We would like to be able to provide a warm space this winter for local residents in need. A winter pass will allow a local resident who may be unable to heat their home access to the warmth of the Living Rainforest over the winter.


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2. Financial support for school visits – We want to provide subsidised visits for those schools that would not otherwise be able to afford educational visits for their pupils. You can help cover the costs of a tour group of up to 17 school children. This will allow visits from schools whose budgets would otherwise not allow visits to go ahead this school year.





  1. SlothProvide a warm home for Cinnamon the sloth & her fellow rainforest residents – Contribute to our heating costs for a month and receive an animal adoption pack and an annual family ticket to the Living Rainforest.


  1. Provide matching funds from local Thames Valley businesses – The Living Rainforest would also be grateful to receive donations from the local business community in the Thames Valley.


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About The Living Rainforest – The centre welcomes around 100,000 visitors each year, including 25,000 children on school trips. 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 800 species of plants and animals, including rare and endangered species of global conservation value. The Living Rainforest is part of the Trust for Sustainable Living education charity (UK reg. no. 1085057).