Indie Shaman Good Causes Fund

Indie Shaman’s Good Causes Fund was set up in 2008 and each year donates money raised by Indie Shaman and the Indie Shaman Community towards good causes, primarily wildlife rescues nominated by members of the community.

With many thanks to all Indie Shaman subscribers and for the wonderful generosity of everyone who donates.

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100%* of all donations we receive goes into our Good Causes Fund and is used to continue our support of wildlife rescues.*We make no adminstrative charges. 100% of the net amount we receive from PayPal goes to the Charity Fund which is minus a small charge PayPal makes for processing payments.

If you would like to make a donation using your UK bank account, rather than PayPal, please contact us, let us know where you would like your donation to go and we will send you Indie Shaman’s bank details.

Indie Shaman Donations

Indie Shaman currently donates 50p from all magazine subscription payments*

*subscription renewal payments made at the original price of the subscription where the price has since increased due to e.g. the increased cost of postage, may be excluded from a donation being made by Indie Shaman when doing so would involve financial loss.

Please note Indie Shaman reserves the right to alter the charitable donations it makes to the Indie Shaman Good Causes Fund but will not do so without notification via this page.

Madadh (image © Wolf Watch UK)

Supporting Wolf Watch UK

Wolf Watch UK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, welfare and conservation of displaced wolves from captive situations across Europe. WWUK aims to provide the wolves with as close to their natural habitat as possible whilst providing the opportunity to study, educate and offer factual information to visitors, hopefully expelling some of the myths and misconceptions that still exists around wolves. Their bio-diverse woodland is also the home for red deer, raptors, badgers, foxes and some of the rarer species of mammals, all of which enjoy the respect of ourselves and those who visit us.

We first supported Wolf Watch UK in 2010, adopting Madadh, a beautiful black Canadian Wolf who came to Wolf Watch as a tiny cub with her brother Kgosi in April 1999. Both Madadh and Kgosi lived to an outstanding old age, with hardly a day apart in their two and a half acre enclosure. Kgosi passed over on 23 May 2017 and on 30 October of that year Madadh also passed on, in the arms of Tony, who raised her from a day old pup.

Following this we then adopted Callow and in 2019, Anja. We are happy to be able to continue supporting Wolf Watch UK and so far have also been able to make an annual additional donation on top of the standard adoption fee.

Anja. Wolf Watch UK
Anja (image © Wolf Watch UK)

Supporting Ravenswell

Ravenswell, Supporting Cornish Wildlife, is a registered charity working throughout Cornwall to relieve the suffering of wildlife in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide and maintain a rescue home for their reception, care and treatment. They also aim to provide information to the public about animal welfare.

Totally reliant on public donations, these are difficult times for Ravenswell, as they are for all animal charities; usually the in-house trained captive-bred rescued birds are able to get out and about with their human assistants, for fund-raising and to help raise public awareness. And, of course, even when you can’t fund-raise in person the resident birds still need feeding and housing and new incidences of wildlife needing rescue still occur. Long-time Indie Shaman subscriber, Wendy Winstanley, has worked tirelessly to help these lovely birds and many other animals throughout her life. In July 2020 she put a call out on Facebook asking for people to help by sponsoring one of their one of the resident owls … or Branwyn. And in a great case of synchronicity thanks to the generosity of another subscriber Indie Shaman had a £50 donation so, meet Branwen!

The very special Branwen is a gorgeous 3 year old Raven and a vital part of the Ravenswell team, bought to Wendy after her parents wrecked her nest. Due to trauma when she hatched, Branwen lost a toe and her left eyelid is weak. However this doesn’t hold her back and she is not a bird to be messed with! Branwen has a big character and can even speak Cornish.

We aim to continue our adoption of Branwen and support of Ravenswell.

Branwen, Our adopted raven from Ravenswell
Branwen (image © Ravenswell)

Supporting Charlie’s Place

Charlie’s Place is a grass roots animal sanctuary, based in Derbyshire and run by Claire and Wil, two people who have committed their lives to making the world a kinder place for animals.

Animals of all different shapes and sizes and all different characters call the sanctuary home from cats to pigs, from ducks to donkeys, from hens to sheep. As an example, during early 2022 they  rescued 5 rabbits, 6 wild ducklings, 2 pheasants, 1 hedgehog, 3 fox cubs, 2 badgers, a mouse, 3 lambs, 11 ducks and a goose; rehoming 11 ducks and 2 rabbits and releasing 1 badger, 5 hedgehogs, a mouse and 2 pheasants.

Here is a picture of Charlie’s Place resident, Colin pig. Colin has suffered a bit of abuse in his younger years but he is a very affectionate and intelligent pig who loves to be around people.

A picture of Colin the pig who lives at Charlie's Place animal sanctuary
Colin (image © Charlie’s Place)

History of Donations Made by Indie Shaman

In 2009 we first adopted a hedgehog from Secret World Wildlife Sanctuary. We were pleasantly surprised to then receive a rather cuddly hedgehog and it was decided he could travel round and visit members around the world. Shaman Sham the wandering hedgehog was born! Starting in the UK Sham visited many countries including Ireland, Scotland, Greece, the US, Peru and Spain. Most notably he attended two courses in shamanism with Ross Heaven earning his own ‘ologies’ and discovering his true name Ezekiel.

Shaman Sham discovers his name and gets his ‘ologies.

A member’s suggestion and further fund-raiser in 2010 led to the adoption of Madadh, a beautiful wolf from Wolf Watch UK.

We have also supported other animal rescue work such as ‘Billy’s Campaign’, a young horse rescued in 2016.

During our 2017-2018 financial year we continued to support Wolf Watch UK with a donation, also donating to Save Knock Iveagh and making a small donation towards a fundraiser for a man’s cancer treatment. All donations were suggested or nominated by Indie Shaman subscribers.

Wild Cat 'thank you for your support'

In 2018-2019 we donated to Wolf Watch UK,  Wildcat Haven and made a donation towards a woman’s cancer treatment fund-raiser. (For wildcat images, link to video and Wildcat Haven press release please read our blog article ‘First Video Evidence of Pure Scottish Wildcat Revealed‘.)

In 2019-2020 we donated to a fundraiser for The Children’s Hospital Charity (Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Charity) and to Wolf Watch UK.

In our 2020-2021 financial year we donated to Wolf Watch UK and to Ravenswell.

In 2022 we donated to Charlie’s Place, Ravenwell and Wolf Watch UK


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