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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.


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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


Maisie - mufti day

Maisie raised money for whales and dolphins by securing permission to organise a ‘mufti’ or non-uniform fundraising day at school. Maisie said she felt inspired to help WDC after watching John Bishop’s Great Whale Rescue programme on TV all about brave belugas Little Grey and Little White. The non-uniform theme was to wear grey and/or white!


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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