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Kids – our amazing fundraisers

Amazing fundraisers

Below are some wonderful stories from our younger supporters who have been inspired to raise funds to help WDC and our work to protect whales and dolphins.

Send us details of your events and you could appear in our gallery too!

Find out how you can get involved.


Hannah - cycle challenge

Hannah has successfully cycled the whole 18-mile length of the Cornish Camel Trail from Wenfordbridge to Padstow in one day. She has already raised a whopping £358 for whales and dolphins. 

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Eva and Juno - bake sale

Eva and her friend Juno raised £23 by holding a bake sale and selling their homemade cookies to friends and neighbours. They collected change in a WDC coin box. 


Isla - Big Splash swimmer

Isla has completed swimming and walking challenges to raise money for whales and dolphins She has taken part in our Big Splash Swim, swimming multiple lengths in a swimming pool, and more recently she completed her first open water swim at Swim Serpentine in Hyde Park, London.

Isla is also a well-deserved WDC Dolphin Defender – she completed all three award challenges – Discovery, Action and Fundraising.

Eddie and George

Eddie - Great Migration walker

Two year old Eddie completed the WDC Great Migration sponsored walk with his parents to raise money for whales and dolphins and enjoyed it so much he’s just done it again at the age of 4 with his brother George.


Theo - Porpoise Protector

Theo completed his WDC Porpoise Protector Award for children 7 and under. For his fundraising challenge, he teamed up with his sister Millie to run a fundraising stall at their village Scarecrow Festival. They sold lots of special ocean sweet selections they prepared for the event as well as some of their unwanted toys and books.

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Saskia, Tilly and Niam - charity sale

Saskia fundraised for whales and dolphins with the help of her two friends Tilly and Niamh. They organised a summer charity sale and sold crafts they had made as well as their books, toys and clothes to friends and neighbours.

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Rose and Lottie - cakes and stall

Rose and her sister Lottie fundraised for whales and dolphins by organising their own cake sale and charity stall selling their books and toys to friends. Rose has now received her WDC Dolphin Defenders Award and Lottie has achieved her WDC Porpoise Protectors Award.


Alastair - Porpoise protector award

Alastair has completed his Porpoise Protector Award! Alastair learned about whale and dolphin habitats and drew a picture to show where they might like to live. He raised £25.54 by collecting coins in his WDC coin box and having an underwater-themed cake sale.



Dawson - Dolphin defender award

Dawson completed his Dolphin Defender Award. He raised £122 by doing a sponsored beach clean and inviting friends to his plastic-free birthday party. Dawson also made a dolphin board game to play with friends and did a presentation for his Beaver Group to spread the word. 

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Arlen - Great Migration walker

Arlen, his sister Isla and their two dogs Shadow and Delilah, joined the WDC Great Migration during lockdown to raise money for whales and dolphins. They walked 10,000 steps every day for 83 days to complete their fundraising challenge. 


Mycroft - donated his birthday

Mycroft donated his 3rd birthday to raise funds for whales and dolphins. Mycroft’s family and friends simply donated money to WDC instead of buying him birthday gifts. Here is a lovely photo of Mycroft – young, wild and three on his birthday.  He says humpback whales are his favourites! Find out more about donating your birthday to whales and dolphins as a substitute for party gifts here


Elsie and Rosanna - stall holders

Talented Brownies Elsie & Rosanna raised funds for whales and dolphins by organising and running their own stall at 3rd Heaton Chapel Brownies. They handmade and sold their own delicious whale-shaped biscuits, and crafts including sun-catchers, necklaces, bracelets and bookmarks.


Malina - marvellous muffins

Malina collected money in her WDC coin box by baking and selling delicious muffins to her friends and family.

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Saskia, Tilly and Niam - charity sale

Saskia fundraised for whales and dolphins with the help of her two friends Tilly and Niamh. They organised a summer charity sale and sold crafts they had made as well as their books, toys and clothes to friends and neighbours.


Dylan - school sale

Dylan raised £60 when he organised a sale with the help of his school’s Eco Warriors Club.


Imani, Zidan and Amara - Climb every mountain

Siblings Imani, Zidan and Amara have climbed mountains – once while on holiday in South Africa and also Pen Y Fan in Wales – to raise money for whales and dolphins. They also put their craft skills to the test and handmade a selection of dreamcatchers, necklaces, bracelets and painted stones to sell on their whale and dolphin fundraising stall. 


Millie - Dolphin Defender

Millie raised money for whales and dolphins by completing the 2.6 lockdown fundraising challenge (26 flips on her trampoline) and then later ran a fundraising stall with her brother Theo. Millie went on to achieve her WDC Dolphin Defender Award - she discovered lots about whales and dolphins and enjoyed craft activities including handmade sculptures and designing posters. Millie and Theo also carried out a beach clean - they had a busy day as, in just 45 minutes on the beach, they collected 2 bin bags full of litter which weighed 10.5kg. 


Hannah - cycling superstar

Hannah completed a sponsored bike ride to raise money for whales and dolphins. At only 5 years old she cycled 11 miles on a cycle track between Bodmin and Padstow in Cornwall and smashed her fundraising target.


Hannah - haircut heroine

Hannah had her long hair cut and donated 43cm of it to the Little Princess Trust to make wigs for children with illnesses and raised money to donate to WDC.


Elsie- birthday celebrations


Elsie donated her 11th birthday by asking for donations to WDC instead of gifts. Elsie’s party was whale and dolphin themed, and she also had an orca cake, narwhal pinata and a dolphin disco.


Fundraising ideas

Fin-Tastic Fundraising Ideas.

Donate your birthday

More 'stuff' at home than space?  Fed up of excessive packaging on presents?  Don't need or want anything in particular?

By asking people to give you donations for WDC instead of birthday presents (or any other celebration) you'll help give the gift of freedom to captive whales and dolphins. Set up a JustGiving page so that friends and family can leave a birthday greeting along with their donation.

And, don't forget, if you're a younger WDC supporter,  it counts towards your Dolphin Defenders Award too.

We'd love to send you a beautiful whale or dolphin birthday card for your special day - just let us know you'll be donating your birthday by emailing your name, address, date of your birthday and age (if you wish) to [email protected]

Big Splash swim

Big Splash Swim

Jump or dive into your local pool to raise funds to help protect whales and dolphins!

Anyone can take part in the Big Splash Swim - it doesn't matter how far or how fast you swim or how old you are.

If you're or an open water swimmer (or would like to try it for the first time) why not join Team Orca at Swim Serpentine?

Contact [email protected]

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