Make the most of fundraising for your African Adventure...
Fundraising can be lots of fun, and is a fantastic tool to help you effectively prepare for your African Adventure. It is a great way to help finance your trip in manageable steps, whilst enabling you to utilise your talents and skills along the way. The money that you raise covers all aspects of your trip, such as flights, accommodation and adventure activities.
A good way to get started is to set up your Fund My Travel page. This is a great way to start collecting donations from your fundraising events and activities. It’s also a good platform for sharing details of the worthwhile cause you are fundraising for, and letting friends and family know about your trip. To accelerate your fundraising further, make sure you register with easyfundraising for a simple way to raise money every time you shop online!
As African Adventures is a social enterprise, rather a charity, volunteers should use crowdfunding sites such as Fund My Travel or easyfundraising, rather than charity pages such as Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving.
We do, however, also have a charity called African Adventures Foundation, and some volunteers choose to fundraise for our charity after their trip. 100% of the money donated to African Adventures Foundation is sent to where it is needed most, meaning that real impact can be made. Please visit www.aaf.african-adventures.co.uk for more information.
Raise FREE funds for your trip with easyfundraising – easyfundraising.org.uk/african-adventures
We’ve partnered with easyfundraising to give you an incredibly easy way to raise money for your trip by doing something you and your friends and family already do: shopping online!
Register your adventure via the link above and then, anytime you want to buy something, go to easyfundraising first and choose the shop you want (there are over 3000 to choose from including Amazon, eBay, ASOS or even Domino’s Pizza). Shop as normal and collect a free donation from the retailer towards your fees!
Encourage all your friends and family to do the same and raise valuable funds for your trip – individual challengers have raised almost 1m between them using easyfundraising. It’s quick, it’s easy and it doesn’t cost anyone a penny extra!
Get raising in 3 simple steps
- Register at easyfundraising.org.uk/african-adventures – It’s really simple to do and only takes a few moments.
- Visit easyfundraising every time you shop online, then shop as normal by clicking out to a retailer’s site.
- Start collecting free funds, and encourage your friends and family to sign up to support you!
Top tip! When you register, make sure you give your cause a name that your friends and family can find easily e.g. African Adventure Zanzibar 2018 – John SmithSign up now
There is so much support available! We have a handy Get Raising guide to get you up and running, and a Quick Tips guide for collecting larger donations in the final few months before your trip. There are also a range of resources on your easyfundraising profile when you register – Including free phone coaching! Good luck!
Fund My Travel
If you are ready and excited to start planning your trip, and you want to attack your fundraising target head-on, African Adventures has a solution for you. We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, providing us with an online platform where you can fundraise for your meaningful travel experience. You create a campaign page, complete a brief profile and include a link to our website to build trust, add a video and tell your story!
FundMyTravel has a team of dedicated staff who want to help African Adventures participants reach their fundraising goals. They can provide tips and insights on the best ways to spread the word about your trip and offer sharing tools to get your campaign greater exposure through social media and email. Click the button below to learn more and get started!
Different ways to fundraise
There are many activities that you can do on your own to fundraise for your trip. A good way to kick this off is to think about your skills and qualities and apply them to your fundraising. For example, if you are a dog lover, why not offer to walk dogs in your local area, in return for cash? Or, if you are a good baker, why not make cakes and give slices out to people at work/school in return for donations towards your trip?
If you are part of a group trip, why not get your heads together and think of ways to fundraise as a team? Fundraising support like this is great! Not only can your group motivate each other and work together to reach the target set, but you will also get to know each other better ahead of your trip. Bag packing in supermarkets is a fruitful and popular way to raise money. Make sure you are smiley and chatty and can tell people all about the great work you will be doing! Or perhaps you could organise a quiz night or party together? You will be having fun whilst raising money!
Why not sell sponsorship space on your African Adventures t-shirt to help pay for your trip? You can wear your branded t-shirt for fundraising activities and during your trip to promote the great work that you are doing and the sponsorship support you have received.
We all have our little indulgences, whether it be new clothes, coffee and cake or trips to the cinema. Why not go without and instead save the money towards your trip? Not only will this help you appreciate the value of money, it will also give you the slightest insight into what it can be like to go without, like the children that we work with do. Why not put a little money away each month and also ask for money instead of presents for your birthday and Christmas for one year? Knowing that you have made special efforts to go on your trip will make it feel even more worthwhile and deserved.
Tonyrefail Community School scale Pen-y-Fan
Students from Tonyrefail Community School took on the challenge of climbing Pen-y-Fan, the highest peak in South Wales, to raise money for their upcoming trip to Kenya. Tia-Louise, one of the 30 students from the school who will be travelling to Kenya to volunteer with our partner projects, raised an incredible £493 for her trip from the climb. The countdown is now well and truly on, and the group are making great progress with their fundraising. Well done, everyone!
Lauren gets baking for her trip to Kenya
Lauren, a student at Springfield School, has been incredibly busy with her fundraising ahead of her trip to Kenya this summer. As well as car boot sales, bag packing, car washes, and cake sales, Lauren has made dream catchers, helped out at her local dance school, and baked some amazing cakes, including this Christmas cake and an 80th birthday cake. She has now raised the full amount needed for her trip, which is a great achievement. Well done, Lauren!
Ellis raises £100 after whirlwind fundraising day!
Ellis, a volunteer with Burton Albion Community Trust, managed to raise £100 towards her trip costs in just one day, after packing in a five kilometre colour run and a bake sale at Derby University. To top up her fundraising, Ellis also held a quiz night, organised a “night at the races”, and took part in a sponsored swim-a-thon, which saw her team up with three other volunteers to swim 26.2 miles in 12 hours. Ellis raised an incredible £2200 for her trip in total, which is absolutely amazing!