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A unique way to wish Sir David Attenborough a Happy Birthday

As the nation’s favourite broadcaster and environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough, gears up to celebrate his birthday, Thankbox has launched a unique opportunity for everyone to wish the icon a very special happy birthday to be shared with the legend himself.

Launched in May 2020, Thankbox is an online group card that solves the issues related to card and cash collections for special occasions as well as supporting eco-friendly efforts in reducing the use of paper. With the option to include photos, GIFs, videos and a collection point, Thankbox is revolutionising the generic card for something more memorable.

How old is Sir David Attenborough?

Sir David Attenborough is currently aged 95. He was born in 1926 in Isleworth, a town located within the London Borough of Hounslow in West London.

He will celebrate his 96th birthday on Sunday 8th of May 2022.

Sir David Attenborough as a child

A unique way to wish Sir David Attenborough a Happy Birthday
1933 – David (centre) with brothers Richard (right) and John (Photograph Credit: BBC)

The public Thankbox for Sir David Attenborough will coincide with a fundraiser for Fauna & Flora International – a conservation charity that he has been a member of for 60+ years and Vice President for 40+ years. Founded in 1903, FFI is regarded as the world’s oldest international wildlife conservation organisation and focuses on protecting biodiversity.

The digital birthday card will allow people anywhere in the world to leave a message wishing Sir David a Happy Birthday and make a donation to FFI. With over 40,000 species in danger, the initiative aims to raise £10,000 for the conservation charity. Furthermore, Thankbox is committed to increasing positive environmental impact by planting a tree for every 10 Thankboxes sold. To date, it has planted 3,231 trees, offsetting emissions equal to 11,400 car trips between New York and LA.

Individuals can contribute to the birthday card on Thankbox.com until the 8th of May.

Jonny Wright, Senior Director, Communications & Fundraising at Fauna & Flora International said:

“We are thrilled to be supported by Thankbox through this unique and innovative campaign celebrating our vice-president, Sir David Attenborough. We would like to thank everyone at Thankbox – and to all who sign the online card – for their generosity. Their donations will contribute to our work with local communities around the world to protect and restore nature.”

 Sir David Attenborough


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