Do your own fundraising

You can raise money for NWT in lots of ways: from cake sales to canoe rides, at home or at work, in groups or just on your own. We’re happy to help and give you tips on how to run a successful fundraising event.
 
Contact our fundraising assistant, Martin Parker by email or on 01603 625540 to talk about your planned event or for tips, templates and sponsorship materials.

Our fundraising success stories

Farmer, conservationist and Radio Norfolk contributor, Chris Skinner, has raised vital funds for Norfolk Wildlife Trust through sales of his 2015 calendar Celebrating Norfolk’s Countryside.

Chris has been a long-time supporter of NWT and it’s not the first time he has chosen them as his Charity of the Year. In 2009 and 2010 Chris chose NWT to benefit from his fundraising activities, and now he has done it again, raising more than £1,000.
The calendar features incredible wildlife images by James Williamson, all taken at Chris’s home - High Ash Farm. The farm is run as a haven for wildlife, featuring a number of different habitats from woods to rolling countryside resulting in a wide variety of wildlife making its home there from barn owls to linnets and from hares to orchids. The management at High Ash Farm compliments Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s vision for Norfolk, with sympathetic management and over five miles of tracks open to the public.

You can hear Chris and all the news from High Ash Farm most Mondays at 6pm on Radio Norfolk.
After a successful Corporate Work Party restoring habitat at Hickling Broad, the Loan Servicing & Collections Team at Aviva was inspired to organise a Charity Day in aid of the Cley Marshes Appeal. This involved a “dress down day” donation, tea trolley service for other Aviva staff and the sale homemade cakes and nibbles. As well as keep the whole department (Aviva UK Commercial Finance) nibbling for two days, the event, organised by Rob Taylor and Sarah Bush, raised a total of £202.05 for the appeal.
In August 2015, young fundraiser and wildlife enthusiast, Jem Skeet, aged 6, got in contact with NWT wanting to raise money for nature conservation. We were delighted to hear from Jem and have been keeping up with his efforts since then.

During the summer holidays Jem was busy at Overstrand campsite, selling handmade bookmarks, decorated stones, badges and stickers, as well as collecting donations from friendly campers. Since then Jem has been in the kitchen, baking blackberry muffins, making more bookmarks and selling them around his local area.

Jem is an inspirational young man, full of enthusiasm and love of nature. He said “I fundraised because I have many favourite animals in Norfolk and across the world and I do not want them to get extinct. I like what Norfolk Wildlife Trust are doing because they are keeping the animals habitats safe and how they should be. Without their habitats and homes animals would get extinct. Great work Norfolk Wildlife Trust!”

The money Jem raises will be shared between Norfolk Wildlife Trust, WWF and SeaLife.
On Saturday 5 April Mandy Foyster set off from Horstead Mill on an epic trip around Norfolk rivers. Rowing an incredible 75 miles to raise money for Norfolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB, Mandy took on this challenge in memory of her mother in law Doreen Foyster.
 
Updates and pictures from the trip aboard HMS Loopy (as Mandy named her inflatable dinghy) came through daily, highlighting the trials along the way, including punctures, sleeping out on the water, very early mornings and battling 25 mph winds. Mandy also celebrated wildlife highlights en route such as friendly swans, playful otters and even a passing seal.
 
Mandy finally passed the finishing line at St George’s Bridge in Norwich on Wednesday 16 April at 2pm, greeted by cheers from her family and many well-wishers, and Norfolk Wildlife Trust staff also went to meet her.
 
We would like to thank Mandy for her heroic effort raising funds for Norfolk Wildlife Trust, and her father in law Roy for choosing NWT as one of the charities to support. Mandy said “It was Roy who chose the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Appeal to benefit because his late wife, Doreen loved this part of Norfolk so much.”
 
The many donations received will help support our restoration of Cley Marshes and is essential to our on-going care of this stunning coastal nature reserve.