Your fundraising efforts will help us continue to make a real difference in protecting the environment for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Count me in! What shall I do now?
Choose a challenge. We’ve listed some ideas below:
Set up your fundraising page – It’s easy and quick to set up your fundraising page: simply go to fundraising website JustGiving.com. Once registered (if you don’t already have a JustGiving account), click ‘create your page’, enter details of your fundraising activity and select A Rocha UK as your charity.
Personalise your page. Adding your story and photos to your JustGiving page will encourage your family and friends to support your cause.
Share your page. Tell your friends and family about your challenge and share your page on your social media. This will help raise awareness of our charity’s work and encourage others to give to your fundraising challenge.
Tell us too! We’d love to support your fundraising efforts too! Tag us on Twitter (@ARochaUK, on Instagram (@arocha_uk) and on Facebook (@A Rocha UK)…so that we can share your page with our supporters.
Here’s some challenge ideas to get you thinking how you can be a hero for nature!
Be an animal. Dress up, eat and drink like your favourite or nominated animal complete with the appropriate animal sounds and face paint.
Bake for nature. Make a cake in the shape of your favorite animal or whip up nature-themed cupcakes! Host your very own Great British Bake Off and challenge wannabe bakers to create their own showstoppers (donating to A Rocha UK to enter) and then judge photographs of their entries.
Complete a sponsored Silence.
Knit for nature. See how many squares (or animals) you can knit in one sitting.
Do as many keepie-uppies as you can – choose your favourite sport for this challenge.
Go the distance for nature. Run, walk or cycle in your local area or in your home or garden. Using an app that tracks your route, can you come up with a route that forms the shape of a spider, swan or other animal? Get friends to nominate an animal shape and try to achieve running, walking or cycling this animal shape in your local green space.
Get creative for nature. Write poems with a nature theme or for the songwriters out there, write some songs all about nature!
Do garden laps. Complete as many laps of the garden on foot, running, cycling, on your scooter or on roller skates!
Green your garden – How many things can you plant, water to tend to? Go live online and share your gardening tips with your friends and family.
Complete a puzzlethon – How many crosswords, sudokus, jigsaws, word searches can you complete in one sitting?
Increase your knowledge of nature. Find out about endangered species and share your findings with your family, friends and us!
Host a virtual coffee morning or supper club – Suggest a date and time for your virtual get-together then send invites out, you could even include a recipe well in advance so that you are all munching off the same (but different) plate. You can suggest a dress code or an eco-theme and make a competition out of it (best effort gets a special baked treat from you!) It’s a good idea to set a start time and an end time so that everyone knows how long they will be online and it helps those who are juggling other things at home.
Show off your party trick. Hula-hoop, juggle, skip or play a musical instrument for as long as you can!
Complete a challenging workout. Try 50 stair climbs (not as simple as it sounds!)
Host an Indoor Olympics. Putting clothes-away relay or soft toy shot put – what indoor ‘sports’ games can you and your family come up with? Ask your family and friends to tune in at a certain time online and give them the Olympic show they’ll miss this summer!
Host a virtual quiz – Pick a time for your virtual quiz to start and ask friends and family or church family to donate to take part. Ahaslides.com is a great website for creating easy, multiple choice quizzes that anyone in the world can play on their phone, tablet or computer. It’s free for up to seven players and the interface is easy enough for everyone to get to grips with. Within minutes you can have a quiz ready to go – why not try a nature themed quiz?
Throw a smartphone nature scavenger hunt – Create a list of items contestants have to snap on their smartphones, a mixture of easy (a tree, a bird) and tricky (a dog that looks like a celebrity, a lily pad on a pond). Get people at home or church to donate to enter and whoever gets the most snaps wins.
Host an Auction – Are there items at home you’ve been meaning to part with? Host an online auction with your nearest and dearest and make pledges to pass these over when you are safely able to do so. Or perhaps it could be an auction of your time to pledge for the future, for example an offer to babysit, a photoshoot, or to give someone a 5* dining experience at home etc.
Get creative. Draw or paint different things from nature. Ask people to donate to claim a painting for their own.
Shave your head Get people to sponsor you and go for the chop!
Sing for nature and sing about nature. How many songs about nature can you sing in a day? What about songs mentioning nature! “I see trees of green, red roses too…” Grab those hairbrushes and hit the live button on your social channel.
Offer online tutorials. What’s your expertise? Offer a piano, language, pilates, baking, maths, gymnastics one-on-one tuition over video.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to fundraise for us and tell us about your event or need a bit more support.