You have until the 5th December to help us reach our target of £14,000


The Big Give Christmas Challenge is back for another year and STEF is taking part again. Will you support us?

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match-funded campaign and, for just seven days, you will have the opportunity to double your donation to STEF, and make twice the difference to the lives of the endangered elephants of Southern Thailand.

Donate whatever you can between the 28th November and the 5th December and, as if by magic, your gift will be doubled.

Here at STEF we are on a mission to provide free veterinary care to elephants in need. We achieve this through funding an elephant hospital (the STEF Veterinary Centre) as well as a mobile clinic so that our vets can reach elephants even in remote parts of Thailand. We rely on our generous supporters to ensure we can continue providing this much-needed care to the elephants.

We are aiming to raise £14,000 during the Big Give Christmas Challenge, which means we have to achieve £7,000 in donations.  The money will go towards the continued running of our hospital and mobile clinic. However, we have two specific items we need to fund, which are:

  • An Intensive Care Unit

    We need to build an intensive care unit to treat elephants with serious conditions. Sadly, these patients are often young elephants with EEHV, an often deadly virus. Read more about EEHV here. 

    The cost of building an intensive care unit will be £5,500.

  • A New Mobile Clinic Vehicle

    We need to fund a new vehicle to enable our vets to run the mobile clinic and reach elephants in remote parts of Southern Thailand. Our current vehicle has clocked over 200,000 km and needs replacing.

    We need  £7,240 for a deposit on a hire purchase and then payments of £448.20 every month for four years.