While we fully appreciate that fundraising for an expedition is never going to be an easy task, it is achievable and it is a highly educational and satisfying experience in the end. The total figure may seem scary but when broken down by month and week, it is much less so.
In your Expedition Portal, you’ll find a range of supporting documents and links to websites to help in addition to a series of case studies from students who have been there and got the t-shirt.
4x team bag packing events
(£8/week for 20 wks)
(£45 for 15 events)
Fashion show event
(£38/day for 55 weeks)
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I wasn’t sure where to start fundraising for my expedition as I was only 14 so earning money from getting a job wasn't likely.
I had to think of different ideas and did a number of things such as cake sales, car boot sales and painting garden fences. Be creative and try to make it as enjoyable as possible too!
My biggest fundraising event was a race night held at the local village hall with a buffet curry, raffles and betting on the horse races (DVD). This raised around half of my total sum, so I would highly recommend doing something like this as it also gives back something to all those that are supporting you as it was enjoyed by everyone.
Start fundraising early so you don't have to cram it all in the last few months! I found the best way to fundraise was to break it up. Don't worry about how big the target is, just gradually chip away at it until you have your final amount.
Use the template below to list your fundraising ideas and how much profit you think you can make from each activity. You can always change the plan if you find out you made some wrong assumptions.
What will you do and when by? Put some dates in the calendar and work backwards to ensure you get your planning and organising done in time.
Make sure your plan is achievable around school and personal commitments. You have time to space out your fundraising activities, so don't rush it all at once.
You're travelling as a team so remember to fundraise as a team too. Also think about who you know who could help with your fundraising activities.
It is a good idea to keep your expedition savings in a separate bank account so you don't spend it by accident! You could open a ‘travel account’, just talk to your bank.
True Adventure is partnered with easyfundraising – the UK’s biggest retail fundraising website. Register your adventure with them and you can receive a free donation every time you, friends and family shop online. Sign up at true-adventure.easyfundraising.org.uk
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We’ve partnered with easyfundraising – the UK’s biggest retail fundraising website - to help you raise money towards your adventure every time you shop online.
Use our planner to help you break down organising your event and make a clear plan!
An example of how to use the Summer Fundraising Planner
Blank copy of our Summer Fundraising Planner for you to print out and fill in with your fundraising plans.
We don't have a 'sales department' so any one of us may answer the phone and we're always delighted to help with your questions.
We love to chat about expeditions over a cuppa! We're happy to visit you to discuss your expedition aspirations or via phone if you're short on time.
Announcing an expedition to the school is always exciting. We present to students in assembly then a week or so later to parents after school.
Unlike typical school trips, we collect all applications and payments directly, reducing admin time for teachers.