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Fundraise for us

 Our fantastic fundraisers help WDC make a huge difference for whales and dolphins - we simply couldn't do it without them - or you!

Could you use your time or talents to help?

Virtual Fundraising

Whilst we're all used to using Zoom, Skype and Houseparty (for example) to enjoy social gatherings or for work purposes, they're also perfect for hosting fundraising events from the comfort of your own home and in line with current Government guidelines.

Our simple ideas (below) will get you started but if you need more inspiration or any help, please get in touch with us via events@whales.org

Humpy and calf

Climb Every Mountain

Well, perhaps not every mountain!   How many times will the children need to go up and down the stairs to reach the peak of your nearest or chosen hill or mountain?

Scafell Pike - 978m            Snowdon - 1085m        Ben Nevis - 1345m

Kilimanjaro - 5895m          Hungry Hill - 685m       Brandon Mountain - 952m

Slieve Donard - 850m        Pen-y-Fan - 886m        Cadair Idris - 893m

Missing Glastonbury?  Glastonbury Tor is158m! keep motivated by listening to your favourite Glasto playlist as you climb.

Set up a JustGiving page, which you can now link to Strava too. Don't forget to tag us in @whalesorg on socials and send us a photo of you celebrating at the summit!

crochet whales

GET CRAFTING

Our supporters create some great whale and dolphin-themed items and sell them to raise funds.

Patterns available on eBay for knitting, crocheting and much more.

Maddies beanie hat

The Stay Inn or Home Cinema

Host a Quiz Night and charge a set fee to take part - half to the winner and half to WDC.  Contact us for an entire quiz about whales and dolphins.

Use Netflix Party Chrome Extension to host a movie night for friends and family and donate the cost of a cinema ticket and/or sweets and popcorn to WDC.

 

IMG_7242 - Rob Lott

Share your Skills

Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, paint, draw, knit, sew or bake beautiful cakes? Can you do a photographic tutorial, teach yoga, Pilates orTai Chi?

How about teaching a foreign language for fun, or leading a book group?

Setting up a JustGiving page for donations in return for sharing your skill is simple and saves you handling cash.

 

Beluga whales - Little Grey and Little White

Gained a few lbs or £s

Little White and Little Grey have put on much needed blubber, but if you want to get fit, be sponsored to run, cycle or join the WDC Great Migration to walk for whales.

Alternatively, if working from home recently has saved you £s on bus, train or tube fares, or you've not been putting petrol in the tank, a few £s would help us to empty more tanks of a different kind.

Humpback breaching

Virtual  Sleepovers

Brownies, Cubs and Rainbows can meet online for a virtual sleepover and earn a badge or two!

Simply use Zoom to enjoy a bedtime story together (whale or dolphin-themed of course) then do our Dolphin Defender Award after breakfast next day.

For fundraising ideas, check out our Kidszone or contact events@whales.org

Common dolphin

Brave the Shave

Two of our fantastic supporters raised over £1,200 for WDC simply by being sponsored to lose their hair.  One even pledged to shave his eyebrows in return for more donations.

Send us a 'before' and 'after' photo so we can admire your new look and, with your permission, feature you in Whale and Dolphin or Splash magazine.

 

 

Birthday cake

Donate your Birthday

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

Help give the gift of freedom to captive orcas and dolphins by asking friends and family to give you donations for WDC instead of birthday presents - or any other celebration in fact.

Thank you for putting whales and dolphins first and helping to keep them safe and free in clean, healthy oceans.

And, don't forget,  if you're a younger WDC supporter,  Donating your Birthday counts towards your Dolphin Defender Award to

Join our 2020 Home Heroes and do something amazing in 2021 for whales and dolphins!

All our fundraising events were sadly cancelled last year but many of you took part in London Marathon's 2.6 Challenge and had a fantastic time raising money to help protect whales and dolphins.

Virtual fundraising is here to stay for a while, so why not join our fantastic Home Heroes and have at least one positive memory of lockdown?

Stuck for ideas?  Be inspired by our fantastic 2020 Challengers (click button below) to see what they did - there's everything from dizzying front flips on a trampoline, listening to Christmas songs on a loop, running, dancing, reading and even a poem about dolphins.

For help or fundraising materials, contact  events@whales.org

We'd love to see photos of you as you fundraise, so don't forget to tag us @whalesorg or email a high-res image (around 2MB).

Thank you from everyone at WDC - we truly appreciate any support you can give during these unprecedented times.

More Ideas and Inspiration

Whatever you do, your fundraising will make all the difference to whales and dolphins! Meet some of the amazing people who do incredible things to support our work and get in touch at events@whales.org if you'd like to help.

ZSL banner

Join one of WDC's events or join an event in your own area. If you have an hour, a day or a week, there's something for you!

In Memory Giving

Donating or fundraising in memory of a loved one is a really special way to remember them and of honouring their life by supporting a cause they were particularly passionate about.

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin with calf
Risso's dolphin

Amazon Wish List

Find out how you can help support our vital research projects by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List. From batteries to a GoPro camera there are a range of products to suit every budget. Thank you.