Wild Trent Challenge - Fundraising tips

Handy tips

Trent Challenge, Jack Roper 

Fundraising tips

If all of our Wild Trent Challenge 2019 participants raised £150, this could pay for over 90 new osprey nesting platforms in Derbyshire!

So, come on, let's make it happen! 

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A little bit of a helping hand...

Top Tips for your Online Giving Page

JustGiving no longer charge UK charities to use their platform for fundraising; this means we can do even more for wildlife. We've set up an official Wild Trent Challenge event on JustGiving to link your fundraising to. Read our tips below, set up your fundraising page here and let's do something awesome for our wildlife!

Tell Your Story

Maybe you’ve never ran more than 10 meters. Maybe you have an emotional connection to the Trent Valley. Maybe you simply want to do something amazing to help wildlife. Whatever your story, tell it and share it. Be creative and bold with your writing to encourage more donations.

Add a Wild Photo

Make that page pop with a really wild profile picture! Take a snap up a tree, by a river, rolling in the grass and let your supporters know you’re ready for a wild challenge. You can encourage more donations after the event by uploading your wet and wild ‘I did it!’ photo.

Set Yourself a Target

Fundraising pages with a target raise on average 45% more than those without. Decide on how much you want to raise (the minimum for this event is £100), set the target on your page and hey, if you smash it before the event, you can always increase it.

Let the World Know

Most of your donations will come from friends, family and colleagues so be sure to share far a wide. We bet you’ll be surprised by who and how many share your passion for wildlife or are inspired by your story. Use social media, email and WhatsApp and keep sharing all the way up to and after event day.

Download a Sponsorship Form

Like it old-school? No worries, you can download and print a sponsorship form below.

If your donors are UK taxpayers, ensure they complete the form in full (including ticking the Gift Aid box). For every pound donated, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust can claim an extra 25p in Gift Aid.

Get the support of your workmates

Your colleagues can be a big source of donations. You could start by popping your sponsorship form or a poster in the staff room, sending round your JustGiving page or editing your email signature with a link to your fundraising page.

Go wild!

Boost your fundraising at work and with friends by hosting a wildlife themed cake sale, organising a wildlife quiz or setting up a wild sweepstake e.g. how many ducks did you see on your wild challenge. Perhaps even have a 'Wear it Wild' day at work where everyone dons a wildlife themed item of clothing.

Let your imagination run wild!  

Matched giving

Your workplace might have a Matched Giving Scheme, or they might be interested in setting one up. This is where your employer matches what you raise and sends the donation to Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. How cool is that!

Most importantly…

Thank you and have fun! It is called fun-draising after all and you’ll be amazed how good it feels!

Wild Trent Challenge, Jack Roper 


We know our wild challenge might be a little, well, wild! So, if you’re not ready to sign up or need to persuade your team mates, register your interest and we will email you a link to sign up once you're ready.

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