Home Take Action Fundraise

Fundraise for DSWF

Join our amazing team of Wildlife Warriors and save endangered animals by fundraising for DSWF.

There are lots of ways to get involved and fundraise for wildlife. From organising something small such as a bake sale or hosting a quiz, to jumping out of a plane, doing a 50km challenge hike or running the London Marathon.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Laura Wright
Emma Waller
Challenge Events

Challenge Events

If you are thinking of doing your own challenge or sporting event we’re here to help. From epic skydives, to half marathons, swims and cycles to unique personal challenges such as a sponsored silence, knit-a-thon, or give-something-up challenge.

Upcoming Fundraising Challenge Events:


David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Set a distance target, plan your route, ask for sponsorship, and complete your challenge. From a casual coastal walk to steep hill climbs – whatever kind of walk you want to do, let us know and we’ll support you every step, leap, or bound along the way. 

Looking for an organised route? Check out Ultra Challenge for 25, 50, or 100km routes that you can complete as an individual or with friends whilst fundraising for DSWF. 

Find out more 


Ultra Challenge
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

Lace up your trainers and get active for species on the brink of extinction. From 5k to 26.2 miles, how far will you go for conservation? 

Organise your own run and plan your own route or join a local or organised running event. Let us know the details and you’ll get support and resources for your fundraising as well as your very own DSWF running vest.

Get Fit Challenges

Why not set yourself a fitness challenge and boost your wellbeing whilst raising funds for wildlife?

Here are a few ideas for inspiration, but the world is your oyster – so why not come up with your own challenge to achieve!

  • Step Challenge: Set yourself a daily step target or monthly step target, and reward yourself at the end!
  • Swim/Cycle/Run: Set a distance you would like to cover by your chosen sport, such as cycling 100km in one month or swimming the distance of the channel
  • Other challenge ideas: Why not organise a push up, sit up, or burpee challenge where each day for one month, you complete a certain number of reps or minutes of your chosen activity

Non-Physical Challenges

Not all fundraising has to be physical, there are so many other ways you can get involved.

Here are a few ideas for inspiration:

  • Give-something-up challenge: Whether it’s your morning coffee, chocolate or other favorite snack, giving something up that you love for a set period of time is a great challenge for yourself and to raise funds. It may even help you be healthier too!
  • Meat-free Mondays or Veganuary (but any month!): Why not support us by reducing your meat and/or dairy intake? You don’t have to go cold turkey, but even doing Meatless Mondays (once a week for a year) would save 100kg of CO2 per year!
  • Knit-a-thon: do you knit, crochet, or have another hobby you could organise a marathon event for? Whether on your own or with friends, organising any activity you will do continuously for a set period of time is a fantastic way to engage people and raise important donations for animals.

Use your imagination to come up with your very own challenge. Let us know or give us a call to discuss ideas – we are here to support you in your activities and fundraising with free fundraising resources available to anyone taking part.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Nicholas Dyer
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Fundraise in Celebration

Fundraise in Celebration

You can support wildlife and celebrate a loved one by donating or fundraising for a birthday, wedding or anniversary or any other special occasion.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Fundraise in Memory

Fundraise in Memory

Raise funds for wildlife in memory of a loved one and create a lasting legacy

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Create your own fundraiser!

Create your own fundraiser!

Be a force for change and support DSWF by fundraising and inspiring others to help protect wildlife. Here are some ideas to help you create your very own fundraising challenge.

Kickstart a fundraiser

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

The best way to kickstart a fundraiser is through an online fundraising page. We recommend JustGiving as our trusted donation platform. Start yours today in just minutes with these simple steps:

  1. Head to JustGiving and click ‘Fundraise For Us’.
  2. Login or create your account to set up your fundraising event.
  3. Personalise your fundraising page with why you are fundraising for DSWF and what it means to you to support us. Don’t forget to add a fundraising target.
  4. Publish and share your page with your friends and family.

Contact us at dswf@davidshepherd.org or on 01483 272323 to chat with us about your fundraising ideas and get support and resources from our team for your fundraising activity.

Contact us

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Artwork by Ginger Gehres
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Challenge Events

Join an organised challenge.

Take on a safe, organised challenge alongside other DSWF wildlife warriors. We can put you in touch with others so you feel part of the pack! Choose one of our challenges that suits your ability and interests whilst raising vital funds for conservation.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Donate in Memory

Raise funds for wildlife in memory of a loved one and create a lasting legacy.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Create Your Own Fundraiser

Be a force for change and support DSWF by fundraising and inspiring others to help protect wildlife. Here are some ideas to help you create your very own a fundraising challenge.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation

A monthly donation of £{{ item.amount }}
{{ item.reason }}

A one-off donation of £{{ item.amount }}
{{ item.reason }}

All donations will help us continue our vital work conservation work to protect endangered species and turn the tide on extinction.

Donate today!

How often do you want to donate?
Choose a monthly amount
Choose a one off amount
We ask for a minimum donation of £{{ minimum_donation_amount }}
Drag Read