Penny for the planet
At Ticket Tailor, the planet is at the heart of what we do, and we want to make sure every ticket sold on our platform has a positive impact on the world around us. That’s why Penny for the Planet was created, with 1 penny of every ticket sale being donated to one of our four climate charities.
Q3 2023 donations
We’re thrilled to announce that this quarter, our Penny for the Planet contributions reached a grand total of £32,235. This means that each of our four climate charities: Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Ocean Conservation Trust, Rainforest Foundation UK, and Heal Rewilding, will each receive over £8,000!
Additional local giving
This quarter we also chose to donate £1,563 to Bow Foodbank’s campaign to help fight period poverty. Bow foodbank is local to the Ticket Tailor HQ, supporting over 3,000 people in East London to meet their basic needs every week.
Period products became included as a core essential item as part of their weekly food packages in 2001 - which 72% of their clients now rely on. Yet recent funding cuts mean that they can’t continue this vital service without support. And without period products, those with periods risk falling further into poverty, they might miss school and work and suffer from isolation and stigma.
Bow Foodbank set out to raise £5,000, so we donated the final £1,563 to help them reach this target. At the time of our donation, Big Give doubled all donations for Women’s focused charities, meaning our donation was worth £3,124 to the charity.
Ticket Tailor Team trip
Every year we take time away from the office to visit one of our awesome charity partners and understand how our Penny for the Planet donations are making a difference.
For this year’s team trip, we headed to England’s Lake District to visit our friends at Cumbria Wildlife Trust.
During our visit, we took a trip to the Foulshaw Moss Bog Restoration Project (wow, that was a mouthful!) and had the opportunity to witness the direct impact of your contributions in restoring this precious carbon-capturing habitat.
We got stuck in with some all-important volunteering, bonded as a team, and, of course, as an added bonus, discovered the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District.
Read on to find out exactly what we got up to…
The day began with an early morning start from Euston Station.
After arriving at Windermere and having team lunch, we all set off to the beautiful lake Windermere.
With the rain holding off, some of us took to kayaking, others went for a leisurely row, and some even headed in for a quick dip (not quite the tropics, but still very enjoyable).
The evening was followed by a celebratory dinner where we raised a toast to all of Ticket Tailor's accomplishments this year so far, and since launching back in 2010.
Day two began with a delicious breakfast cooked by our very own Head of Marketing, healthy chef Olivia. We then travelled to meet Michelle and the dedicated Cumbria Wildlife Trust team.
With Debby as our guide, we embarked on an extraordinary nature walk through the enchanting Staveley Woodlands. Along the way, we relished in the beauty of nature and uncovered some fascinating insights, such as the surprising revelation that the UK has its very own rainforests!
After a well-deserved pub lunch, the team then headed to Foulshaw Moss, where we learnt from Kesia about the vital role that peat bogs play in our ecosystem (did you know peatlands only cover 3% of the world's land area but store 33% of all carbon?!)
Following this incredible tour, we rolled up our sleeves and got stuck in ourselves, helping with peatland restoration. This involved clearing an area of competing species so that the natural habitat could thrive. And let's just say a few of us may have gotten a tad carried away with the saw and pickaxe (ahem, George)!
The change we saw after only a few hours of work was so rewarding, and we left feeling super inspired.
With hearts and bellies full and even more appreciation for our planet, it was time to head home, but before we did, the team decided to have one last explore of the local town of Bowness.
The weather didn’t quite pull through on the last day, but we proudly wore our waterproofs and split off for a variety of activities, including: a hike to a viewpoint; a boat trip on the lake; and mooching around coffee shops.
After that, we bid farewell to this beautiful part of the country and headed back to London by train. It’s safe to say we had such a great few days and can’t wait to go back again in the future.
We loved our visit and couldn’t be prouder to support the amazing work this team of inspiring conservation heroes do. ‘Til next time!
If you’d like to learn more about the impact we’re making, head over to tickettailor.com/our_impact