Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The end of a beautiful world wide fund for nature relationship….

Because of this, we, the ‘The-Wake’ family are leaving the WWF – and taking our standing order with us.

They said –

Dear Mr The-Wake,

Thank you for your reply.

I would like to stress that WWF is not a political organisation but that we have to work within the political system to work towards our conservation aims. You might be aware that WWF is working on conserving biodiversity (endangered species, forests, rivers etc.) and addressing global threats (climate change, consumption etc.) by working with people for sustainable solutions.

Yours sincerely,

Stefanie Wenke
Supporter Care Executive.



We replied in our letter of resignation from the WWF -

To - Stefanie Wenke
Supporter Care Executive.
World Wide fund for Nature

Dear Ms Wenke,
Thank you for the reply – Quite apart from your condescending lecture on the WWF remit – don’t forget, we have been members for nearly 25 years, the info within your reply is as if written by one of those highly paid government think tank, spin gurus. I also notice that you did not answer any of my questions in my last email –

I detail them again -

1) In order to receive co-operation/grants from the British Government and to preserve your charitable status within the UK, has the WWF been leaned on by the government to divide its organisation into EU inspired Euro regions?
In essence, will they only recognise a REGIONAL agenda - that fits the Euro matrix, and not a national English one.

2) Will you have on the revamped web site, the very VERY reasonable and non-controversial heading of *WWF England’ - with a list of regional offices underneath or not? Ideally, the regional offices should be very reasonably
entitled 'North West England Office’ etc .. AND NOT 'The North West’ etc.. (Apparently, the omission of any reference to England on the new web site was due to an 'oversight' - as told to me by someone from 'damage limitation', WWF HQ)...

3) The current Chief Exec’ for 'WWF English Regions’ is Steve Micklewright (smicklewright@wwf.org.uk) - Will the job description be changed on all future literature to, Chief Executive for WWF England?
(Incidentally, I wrote to him over 2 weeks ago about this matter and have yet to receive a reply. Sort of sums it up doesn’t it?)

You and your organisation may have to work within the flawed and undemocratic political system that Blair's junta has imposed - but my family and I don't.

WE THEREFORE REGRET THAT AFTER 25 YEARS OF SUPPORT WITH WWF, WE WILL RESIGN OUR MEMBERSHIP WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT. We are cancelling the standing order forthwith


We now regard your organisation as being 'anti-English' - it has now been placed on our anti English list. We will simply not deal with or finance anti English organisations. All items in our house with a panda logo on them will be chucked away or burnt.

Regards,

Mr H the Wake and family.

3 comments:

wonkotsane said...

Good for you! The WWF is on my Hit List.

Toque said...

Seconded. It seems harsh but they have taken a political decision and they can suffer the consequences.

Join the RSPB instead; they have an England link on their home page that takes you to this this England page.

Kevin Wells said...

Nice reply.

That is probally the best way to hurt the buggers in the pocket.