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Create Your Own Fundraiser

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

“Fundraising has given me the opportunity to engage with like-minded people and it has been fun meeting so many new enthusiasts.” – Gail K (DSWF Fundraiser)

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Host a social event

Bring together friends, family, and colleagues for a coffee morning, bake sale, or dinner party in support of DSWF. 

Set a theme, bake your own goodies, ask people to bring something along – or ask local businesses to donate goods to your event, all for a good cause. 

Charge admission or a suggested donation to join the event or host a prize draw or raffle at the event to raise additional funds. 


Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising

Activities such as trivia, game nights, karaoke, movie nights, jumble sale, wine tasing, cheese tasting, and bingo are great fun ways to get people excited about fundraising.

Alternatively set up a personal challenge that tests your limts and engages your family and friends watching along. Ideas include challenging yourself to complete a certain number of steps a month, pushs up a day or even taking on a skydive or abseil!


Work out challenge fundraiser
Artist - Credit Pavel Danilyuk

Share your artistic talents

Make the most of your talents and hobbies to raise funds for DSWF. Whether you draw, paint, sculpt or any other creative endeavour why not use your skills to make a difference.

Host a small art exhibition, painting class or creative workshop and invite your local community, friends and family to come along get involved. Or host an online art raffle or prize draw competition and raise funds online using JustGiving.

Get the Kids Involved

Are your children the next generation of wildlife heroes? Get them involved in fundraising so they can do their part to help wildlife in need. Whether it’s hosting an egg and spoon race, bake sale, garage sale, selling homemade lemonade, or organising a non-uniform day at their local school, there are so many ways they can get involved in the fun! 

We also offer free school talks, so if you’re organising a school fundraiser, why not book us to come along and tell you all about the amazing work we do.

Baking - Credit Gustavo-Fring

How we can help:

Young Elephant - Matt Armstrong-Ford

Download our FREE fundraising pack

Download our FREE fundraising pack full of useful tips and practical support and advice to help you enjoy and stay safe whilst you fundraise.

We can also send you free fundraising resources including sponsor forms, literature about DSWF, collection tins, bunting and more.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Start Fundraising Today

The best way to kick start 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.
Challenge Events
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
Give 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
Donate In Memory

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

Get in touch to let us know what you’re planning or call us to discuss ideas so we can support your efforts on 01483 272 323 or email us at at dswf@davidshepherd.org.

Why not also join our Community Facebook Page to engage with other Wildlife Warriors up and down the country and share what you’re up to.

David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Artwork by Paul Dixon
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