Seasons are constant – which is a perfect opportunity to theme your fundraising like Grace has done! Christmas, Easter or Summer – perfect opportunities for fundraising!
When I first heard about Camps International I was really excited to help others and have an impact on the natural world as well. I was unsure of how I was going to raise enough money, but my expedition leader helped everyone to come up with some fantastic fundraising ideas.
First of all I decided to do a sponsored litter pick in my local area. Although I didn’t have much sponsorship, I enjoyed helping my community.
I also managed to fundraise by selling hand made natural Christmas wreaths to order for my friends and family. Over all I made about 80, which was hard work; I had to find materials, learn how to make wreathe of a suitable standard to sell, and to watch my garden turn into a festive grotto! It was worth it in the end to see how happy people were with what I had made, and it was even more exciting at Christmas.
Recently I have been running a calendar competition where you pay £1 to choose a day. When the calendar is full, I will pick four winning days, and whomever bought the days will win £30, £20, £10 or £5. This way I can still make £300, but you could make prizes or ask local companies for a donation instead if you want to.
Also I have been making bunny bags full of chocolate for £5, or £3.50 without. This is a really great way to raise money at Easter because the materials are very cheap, and you can experiment with funny faces on the rabbits.
I am also planning a restaurant take over in the summer holiday to raise money, and will also have a raffle whilst there. Additionally, me and my brother are playing in a concert taking place at our school, and will be able to sell a few tickets. We have decided to put this towards my fundraising, even though my brother is not going too.
We love to hear from you about your fundraising and if you would like to enter, please click on the link below and fill in your details: http://campsinternational.com/fundraising-friday-star/
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