Supporting us by taking part in a group or individual activity not only provides us with funds to help the WDSA (UK) to continue the work we do, but gives you the opportunity to face a challenge and hopefully achieve an ambition.
Here are a selection of ideas, but there are many more, get thinking!
Have you always wanted to do a parachute jump? Well, have a look at these companies and the selection of jumps or dives which can be made for free if you raise enough sponsorship money.
Have you always wanted to do a parachute jump? Well, Skyline offers a selection of jumps or dives which can be made for free if you raise enough sponsorship money.
Running and Cycling
There are lots of organised sponsored runs and bike rides up and down the country, all through the year. We have included a selection here but please let us know if you want us to add any others.
Running and Cycling Challenges
There are lots of organised sponsored runs and bike rides up and down the country, all through the year.
You can also have a look on the Discover Adventure where they can offer you a wealth of activities including running and Cycling in the UK and abroad http://www.discoveradventure.com
If you fancy having a go at running or cycling then email the WDSA (UK) for more information on local events firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy making the trip of a lifetime plus raising money for our charity? We have teamed up with two adventure companies to offer you a wide selection of choice.
Have you always wanted to Abseil? Well, have a look at this company and the selection of abseils which can be made for free if you raise enough sponsorship money.
This is a great way to bring in much needed funds for charities. Abseiling is very popular in the UK see this organisation that can help you http://www.charityabseils.com/
Eden Water & Coffee Company
Are you putting yourself to the test to raise money for charity? Whether you are going to run a marathon, sit in a bath of full of spiders or head for the top of Everest, Eden Springs would like to help you stay hydrated.
To apply – http://www.edensprings.co.uk/free-water-for-fundraisers/
Do your own thing
There are so many ways you can support us by doing your own activity, so we’ve compiled an A-Z list to help you choose.
It’s easy (and completely free) to set up a fundraising page for all of the events and activities you want to raise money for the WDSA (UK). You can write out your personal fundraising story, add photos and even video and colour to your page. Best of all, it’s all incredibly simple to do. http://www.justgiving.com/
You can do your own thing!
Art exhibition and sale – If you enjoy all things arty, why not ask local artists, photographers and galleries to donate pictures so you can host your own art exhibition while donating a percentage of sales to us?
Bingo evening – If you’re a bingo player you could approach your Bingo Hall to arrange a benefit night. Alternatively, you and your family and friends could arrange your own bingo night!
Bowling – Bowling is great fun for a whole range of ages so why not organise a bowling tournament where teams pay an entry fee and the overall winners get a prize?
Cheese and wine party – You could host this at home or at a venue or your choice and invite people to buy tickets in advance, and then find local suppliers or pubs/restaurants to donate the food and wine.
Fashion show – If your local college has fashion and/or art on its curriculum, why not find out when they are putting on a show and see if they are willing to host it in aid of the charity?
Fete/fun day – If you enjoy organising activities, you could find other volunteers to help you set up a fete or fun day. Your day could include a raffle or tombola, competitions to guess the name or weight of things plus stalls selling plants, cakes or anything else you can think of!
Horse racing night – These can provide you and your friends with great entertainment as you place your bets in a venue of your choice. There are many companies offering horse racing night or other themed night packages – Race Night Services also offer advice on how to organise an evening.
Party – This could be a birthday, anniversary, engagement or wedding party – simply ask your guests to make a charity donation instead of receiving a gift.
Pet competition – For all you animal lovers out there, holding your own version of “Crufts” is a fun way of raising money. Entrants can pay to enter their pet and, after judging, prizes can be awarded; you could always approach your local pet shop to see if they would donate suitable prizes.
Quiz night – These are great fun in the pub – you can charge an entry fee for people to take part either individually or as a team. You can ask general knowledge questions or keep to a theme such as the 1980s – if you’re stuck Free Quizzes will compile questions for you for as little as £1. The pub may supply the prizes or trophy due to increased custom.
Treasure hunt – This can be organised on foot or by car and can keep people busy all day! Clues or objects are placed or hidden around a selected route and participants can either pay a fee to play or be sponsored per clue/object they find. The first team/individual back to the start with all the answers is the winner.
For more details look at our Fundraising Resources or contact the WDSA (UK) email@example.com or