Fundraising - Climbing Kilimanjaro for Charity
Take part on a Kilimanjaro Climb and fundraise for your favourite charity? Not only will you be fulfilling a personal ambition, you will also be doing something that is really making a difference. We have been working with charities for over a decade, organising challenge events as a means of fundraising for hundreds of good causes across the globe.
How does the fundraising work for a Kilimanjaro Climb?
Once you have decided which trip you would like to book on to, if it's an Open Group or Private Kilimanjaro Trip, you can choose from one of 3 payment options, Self-Funding, Minumum-Sponsonsorship or Mixed-Funding, all of which enable you to climb Kilimanjaro for charity. (Payment options are explained on the Open Group and Private Trip pages) If you have signed up to a Charity Group, you will be raising a Minimum-Sponsorship target for that specific charity.
How do I go about fundraising?
Once you have decided which charity you would like to fundraise for, we will get in touch with them to sort out a formal fundraising agreement for your challenge. Your charity will then get in touch with you and send you a fundraising pack with lots of tips and ideas to get you started. They will be with you every step of the way to offer support and supply you with additional fundraising resources if these are available to help you reach your target. Fundraising can be a lot of fun and adds another dimension to your Kilimanjaro challenge.
Setting up your own fundraising account online is the quickest and easiest way to get your friends, family, colleagues and contacts to sponsor you. It takes 5 minutes to set up and only 2 minutes for someone to make a donation online. You get your own personal fundraising page and can personalise it in any way you wish. Top tip: Be the first to make an online donation at around £20-£50 to encourage others to follow suit with higher donations.
Make a list of everyone you know and email your online fundraising web link to them, with a message of why they should be sponsoring you to take in part in the challenge. Highlight what their money will be going towards, and if there are any real figures you can give them, then all the better. For example, a £20 donation will pay for one hour of nursing etc.
Organise an Event
Events are a great way to raise money and provide entertainment for all your friends and family. There are many ideas but some of our favourites are barbecues, dinner parties, themed evenings, auctions, pamper evenings, or for the men, a sponsored hair removal session!
Contact your local pub landlord to arrange quiz nights, race nights, pool tournaments and pub crawls!
Collections and Raffles
Arrange a collection at your local supermarket or sports ground on a busy day. Collect prizes from local businesses and organise a raffle either publicly or privately. Please be aware that certain rules and regulations apply.
Organise a sponsored walk or a five-aside football tournament, or get a local gym involved and organise a stepathon.
Ask your company whether they will sponsor you. Many companies now do matched giving, where they will match your fundraising efforts up to a certain amount. Contact all of your company's clients, suppliers and customers asking for sponsorship. Offer to give them publicity in return by contacting your local press or wearing their logo during your training and on the mountain.
Link with your local school, perhaps your old school, or where your kids or relatives attend and organise a dress down day.
There are many more ideas and the beauty of fundraising is that the more creative and whacky the idea, the more impact you will have! It's a great way of getting people together, raising money and having a bit of fun in the process.
Take on the challenge of a lifetime. Climb Kilimanjaro for charity. Climb Kilimanjaro for yourself!