Student Fundraising

Whether you are an individual student, part of a society, RAG or V-Team, you and your fellow students can #makearealdifference for whales and dolphins.

Fundraising is a great way to get to know other students, particularly if you are a Fresher - you'll meet like-minded people, form friendships for life and definitely won't regret it! We've even heard it described as 'fundraising gives you the friends you never knew you needed'!  If you need to, becoming a fundraiser will raise your self-esteem, boost your self confidence and give you a tremendous feeling of fulfilment, knowing that you have made a difference.Fundraising will help you develop organisational, teamwork and leadership skills and it's essential for your CV too.

Choosing WDC as your Charity of the Year, RAG or society beneficiary is also a powerful way of raising awareness of issues affecting us all, such as plastic pollution.

Whatever you decide to do, we can help you with fundraising materials and advice.

Here are some ideas to get you started but, as students, we're sure you can come up with some wild and wacky ways to support WDC yourselves!


Fundraising Ideas

Social events - a film or quiz night - with a raffle and collection at the bar are popular and easy to organise but the sky's the limit!

Here are just a few more tried, tested and popular student fundraising events:  Colour Rush; Santa Run; Half Marathon; Musicals Night; Strictly Come XX-Uni; Street Collection; Cycle Ride, Overseas Trek, Bucket Collection (football or rugby match); Jailbreak and Skydive (we did say the sky's the limit!).

Click below for some more simple ideas to get you started. Alternatively, why not consider joiing one of the events or challenges on our Team Orca page?

Please contact Stine and Sharon on if you have something specific in mind or would like to discuss any wild and wacky ideas of your own.

Urban beach cleaners

Urban Beach Clean

Up to 95% of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from towns and cities, where it is eaten by mistake by whales and dolphins. WDC staff joined students from Bath University and Bath Spa University for an Urban Beach Clean and collected a staggering 50 bags of plastic and other rubbish in just a couple of hours - if every university in the UK did the same, it would keep over 7,000 bags of rubbish out of the oceans!

We can help you to organise an Urban Beach Clean (UBC) in your local area.

If you combine your Urban Beach Clean with a Street Collection, you'll raise vital funds for WDC at the same time.

Or you can, of course, follow up with some fundraising afterwards!

Find out how Bath students became Plastics Heroes here:



Need more inspiration??

For more ideas on getting involved with Team Orca, either as an individual or a group, contact Stine and Sharon on

You might also like to check out some of the events we currently offer or have places for: