Golden eagle adult flying in the Cairngorms

Raise money for nature

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

One of the best ways to support our wildlife is to help us raise money.

 

  • And we've got the perfect opportunity for you to start spreading your fundraising wings!

 

We need all nature superheroes out there to support the annual RSPB Wildlife Explorers' appeal, and help save golden eagles.

 

Sadly, these majestic birds are now extinct as breeding species in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and seldom seen in Scotland.

 

While they're amazing to see in the wild, we need to help increase their numbers so everyone has the chance to see them one day.

 

We need to raise money to support the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, so we can work out where eagles go and how to help them. The money will buy satellite tags and support the people who fit them.

 

Will you help golden eagles soar again? 

 

It's really easy to raise money - there are loads of ways to fundraise for nature!

 

You could:

- Hold a cake sale at school or home

- Get sponsored to do something - a swim, cycle or silence, for example

- Create your own eagle totem money-box and ask your friends to pop in a pound or two!

 

What's more, if you're doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge, why not take a look at your progress and go for gold!

 

Good luck!

 

Did you know: When golden eagles dive through the air in search of prey they can reach speeds of more than 150mph!


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What you will need

Step-by-step guide

  1. Come up with an idea which will help you fundraise. What are your talents, are you a great swimmer or perhaps a fantastic cake decorator? 
  2. Figure out the best way to collect the money. Setting up a JustGiving page is a really good way to explain your story and makes donating super easy for your supporters if you're getting sponsored. But there's nothing wrong with collecting money the old fashioned way in a money box. Alternativey, why not use our sponsor form and get adults to donate online via our donation page?  
  3. Feel the satisfaction of knowing you've gone above and beyond the call of duty to help protect golden eagles.
  4. 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 photo 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. You can also send your pictures to explorers@rspb.org.uk for a chance to appear in Bird Life or to wildtimes@rspb.org.uk for Wild Times!

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