Your local wildlife needs your help!
Fundraising for Cumbria Wildlife Trust is a great way of helping to protect the wildlife you love while having fun! Every penny, however it is raised, really does make a difference to wildlife on your doorstep.
We have lots of ideas for fundraising at home too, so in these difficult times you can continue to make a difference for Cumbrian wildlife, set yourself a challenge, and connect (virtually) with family and friends. Go wild, raise money, and help your natural world!
Become a FUNdraiser today!
Fundraising at home ideas
Make the most of communication tools like Zoom, FaceTime, and Houseparty to stay connected from a (socially approved) distance. Invite family and friends to join a wild quiz, nature book club, or a virtual tea/wine/cocktail party.
If you wanted to raise funds you could setup a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving and ask people to make a small donation to take part.
Show off your skills
Are you a wonderful writer, amazing artist, or a crafty crocheter? Put your talents to good use and make wildlife themed creations to bring joy to family and friends. Send them as gifts or ask people to make a donation.
Like a challenge?
If you like to stay motivated why not set yourself a fitness challenge? Pledge to be active every day, run or walk 30 miles in 30 days, or use your daily exercise time as an opportunity to take a photo a day or complete a wildlife recording challenge. Committing to it in the form of a sponsored challenge means you can't back out, and you'll be ready for that 5k or 10k race later in the year!
Get the kids involved too; a garden bioblitz with a donation for every species found, or maybe its time for a sponsored silence...?
Shop for wildlife
Even your online shopping can make a difference for wildlife. Consider using sites like giveasyoulive.com, or Amazon's smile.amazon.co.uk to have a percentage donated to Cumbria Wildlife Trust at no extra cost to you.
Shopping for bird food to attract more wildlife to your garden? We recommend Vine House Farm. Not only do the birds love it, but they farm in a way which encourages wildlife and they give 4% of sales to your local Wildlife Trust, helping to protect your local wildlife. Visit Vine House Farms website
If you’re running an event then we want to know about it! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01539 816300, or send us a message on Facebook!
Other ways to help
"It costs £8 a month to protect an acre of nature on one of our nature reserves. Every penny raised is spent in Cumbria, helping to look after the wildlife that you love.”