A summer of fundraising success

Summer has historically been the perfect time to host fundraising events. Although it wasn’t the summer anyone expected, our volunteers have been out working hard to find new ways to raise money for their expedition.

We’ve been so impressed with the creativity and perseverance of our volunteers this summer, we couldn’t wait to share their amazing stories! Keep reading to find out some of the most inspiring ideas. Could any of these be a good addition to your fundraising activities this month?


Hope’s masks

My fundraising was progressing steadily, and I’d made a few hundred pounds from Christmas fetes and craft sales. I also had plans for an auction evening. Unfortunately, Covid-19 arrived and all my plans came to a complete standstill. The government then announced that wearing face masks was advised so my mum and I, being dab hands on a sewing machine, thought we could raise a few pounds making face masks. We set to it and my grandma helped out too. We thought we’d try to raise £50 to £100 but we were blown away by the response. So far, we have raised nearly £900!


Bethan’s cake stall

We are lucky to live in the countryside and with everyone staying in England for their holidays and with cafes and restaurants closed, we decided to take advantage. We set up a table near a local walk, loaded it with cake, coffee, tea, sanitizer and water and people were very happy to see us at the end of their long walk to purchase our cakes. We made £170 in total! It was hard knowing when the time is right and safe to start fundraising again, but life has to go on and things need to get back to some sort of normality.


Morgan’s Ebay experience

Whilst in lockdown, we noticed that people were taking bags of clothes to the charity bins and because they weren’t being collected and the clothes were being left strewn across the floor. We put a status out on Facebook explaining what I was doing and asked if anyone could donate any unwanted clothes to me. We managed to collect 12-15 bin liners full of clothes and so we put everything that was donated (about 1,000 listings!) on Ebay at a starting bid of £0.99. To date we have sold 654 items, raising £2,310.


Amelia’s plant sale

During lockdown, lots of people had started to walk past my house and as garden centres were closed, I decided I would sell some plants. We split some plants in the garden and I found a wholesaler where I bought plants to sell on. I ended up making over £1,500 in one month! I also sold manure from my horse which made around £280 too. I was shocked by how much money I was able to make during lockdown and how generous people have been by donating plants for me to sell from their own gardens.


Even more success stories

We’ve had no shortage of amazing stories flooding in lately. A big shout out to a few more of our fantastic fundraisers who’ve been getting closer to their goals this summer.

– Syd raised £900 from a sponsored run during lockdown

– Ellie raised £500 selling unwanted items on Ebay – clothes, shoes, old toys etc.

– Bobby raised £300 from a virtual quiz night

– Hannah raised £250 cleaning her neighbour’s windows and doing gardening

– Theo raised £100 from doing odd jobs


Have you tried out any of these ideas yourself? Have any other success stories to share? We’d love to hear them!

If you’d like to share your story, get in contact with us at submissions@campsinternational.com and you could be featured on our website and be in with the chance to bag yourself some great Camps merch.

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