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Give to save nature

Fancy being a nature superstar? Well, now's your chance!

Giving time or money helps the RSPB in its mission to save nature. You could simply donate to support our work, use your interests and skills to fundraise for nature, or perhaps give your time by volunteering with a local project to help wildlife. Fundraising and volunteering are great ways to do something worthwhile as a family – adult input may be needed when you register for these activities.

 

There are lots of ways you can fundraise for nature! Maybe you have a special skill you could use or would like to challenge yourself. Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • - Set yourself a challenge and ask people to donate to the RSPB to support you.
  • - Make some things to sell (eg cakes, craft items)
  • - Become a Pin Badge Fund Raiser


We’ll make sure your donation is used to support RSPB projects in your UK Country.

 

If you’ve fundraised for a local project that helps nature, you could also tell us about what you did and the difference you have made to your local environment.

 

You may also be able to donate your time by working with your local community to improve or create habitats in your area, perhaps by volunteering for the RSPB. Although it can be hard to find time to volunteer, the benefits can be enormous – to individuals, communities, the environment and even the volunteers themselves.

 

Volunteering as a family is a great way to bring you closer through shared, fun experiences and learning new skills together. You’ll also meet new people, make friends and connect with the community as you join others in working towards a common cause.

 

Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Find out how you are progressing – are you getting closer to gold?

 

Good luck!

 

Did you know: Every year, the fantastic energy and enthusiasm of supporters like you helps us raise vital funds to save nature?

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What you will need

  • A great idea to fundraise for nature. Remember to use your skills and interests and think about what people might want to buy or the type of challenge that would encourage people to donate money. There are likely to be other things that you’ll need, depending on what you choose to do.
  • A family member aged 18 or over who can register your activity (download forms in English or Welsh) and set up a Just Giving page (or use it to donate).
  • Ideas of how to promote what you are doing to encourage donations. Sharing via social media can be very effective – use the hashtag #WildChallenge.
  • Information on being a Pin Badge Fundraiser, to decide if that’s something you could do.
  • If you choose to give your time, rather than raise money, you’ll need to know about a project to save nature in your local area and find out if and how you and your family can get involved. Our volunteering pages might help.

Step-by-step guide

If you are fundraising:

  1. Come up with an idea that will help your family to fundraise for nature. What are your hobbies and interests? Are you sporty or perhaps you make fantastic cakes? Is there a challenge you could do that would encourage people to donate?
  2. Please ensure that a family member over 18 years of age registers your fundraising activity with the RSPB to ensure we all comply with UK Fundraising Regulations.
  3. Setting up a Just Giving page is a really good way to explain your story and makes donating to the RSPB super easy for your supporters if you're getting sponsored.
  4. Plan your fundraising activity. When and where are you going to do this? Do you need to practise or train first? What equipment do you need? What do you need to do to stay safe whilst doing this activity? Who can you ask for support? Maybe you can share what you are doing on your social media – use the hashtag #WildChallenge. If you are selling things, think about how you can promote when and where you are going to be doing this.
  5. Complete your activity, let people know how you got on and remember to thank all the people that supported you in any way.
  6. If your supporters aren’t donating directly to the RSPB via Just Giving, an adult will need to donate the funds you have raised via our Just Giving page. Alternatively, you can send a cheque made out to ‘RSPB’ to: Community Fundraising, RSPB The Lodge, Sandy, Beds. SG19 2DL. Please make sure you mention Wild Challenge and provide some details of your activity along with your name and address so we can thank you.
  7. If you fundraised for a local environmental project – please send us some pictures and tell us about what you did and how that project helps to save nature.
  8. Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a picture or description of your experience to help earn your award.

 

If you are giving your time:

  1. Do some research to see if there is a project to improve or create habitats in your local area. Find out if and how you and your family can get involved. Our volunteering pages might help.
  2. Take photos and/or keep a diary or log of the activities you do and tell us how that helps nature.
  3. Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a picture or description of your experience to help earn your award.
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Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading a photo, drawing or description. 

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