Fundraisers are a great way to socialise, meet new people (and dogs!), bring communities together, and – of course – raise vital donations for dogs who urgently need our help. From baking to bungee jumping, swimming to space-hopping, the only limit on your fundraising potential is your imagination.
If you’re struggling to decide how to help us, here are just a few ideas to get you started…
Hold a bake sale or competition
Organise a bake sale at your work or school and enjoy a guilt free slice (or two) knowing that your contribution has supported international stray dog welfare. Or add a competitive element and challenge your peers to a bake-off style competition all in the name of dog.
Whether it’s running, hiking, swimming or even sky-diving, there are so many ways to challenge yourself in the name of stray dog welfare. Join an organised challenge or race, or simply set yourself a target, and encourage friends and family to sponsor you.
Take a look at our current events to read more about securing a place in some of the country’s top race and challenge activities.
‘Wild Walks’ – Organise a group dog walk
Group walks are not only a great way to fundraise, they’re also a brilliant opportunity to meet local dog-lovers, socialise, and enjoy the great outdoors.
Whether you’re seeking sponsorship from friends and colleagues, or holding a sale or event, the following pointers will help you get started. If you have any further questions about fundraising for Wild at Heart Foundation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
There are now more ways than ever to fundraise for Wild at Heart Foundation. We’re registered across a number of platforms, ensuring that you can choose the fundraising model that’s right for you.
Start a fundraiser on Facebook (a popular option for people who generously choose to ask for donations in place of birthday presents or other special occasions), or add a donation button to any post. How to set up a Facebook fundraiser.
Add a Wild at Heart Foundation donation sticker to your Instagram stories to help raise funds without having to navigate away from the app. Simply select the ‘Donations’ sticker and search for us in the list of verified charities. How to use Instagram donation stickers.
Set up your own fundraising page and start raising money for Wild At Heart Foundation.
Alternatively, you can run your fundraising campaign offline and donate the proceeds directly to us once completed. See below for more information about how to process cash / offline donations.
Social media provides a quick, easy and engaging way to share the link to your fundraising page. Try to share the story of why you’re doing what you’re doing, why you’ve chosen to support Wild at Heart Foundation, and any other details that will help people to connect with your personal challenge; we all love a story! Make sure to tag us in your posts and stories and we’ll do our best to share.
Be sure to tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your plans – email details of your fundraiser and share on social media to encourage people to sponsor you or attend your event.
If you’re holding an event or physical fundraiser, consider advertising and promoting locally through flyers and Facebook groups. Local businesses might be happy to promote on your behalf and may even donate raffle prizes.
If you’ve collected cash donations or proceeds from a raffle, sale or event, you can send these to Wild at Heart Foundation in a number of ways. The easiest is to bank it yourself, and then send us a donation via our website for the same amount. You can also send via cheque or bank transfer.
Full details of our address and online banking details can be found here.
If you’re running an online fundraiser and would like to add cash donations to your overall personal fundraising meter, you can bank the cash in your own personal account and then add a donation to your own fundraising page. Find out more information on how to do this on JustGiving (same process applies for all major fundraising platforms).