Fundraise for us

Fundrasing

When you fundraise for TREE AID every penny counts, and will make a real difference to people living in extreme poverty.

Raise funds for TREE AID and your efforts could help raise seedlings in tree nurseries, improve the health of people living in poverty, and raise people’s hopes for a better future.

  • Why not join in one of our TREE AID events? There are sponsored runs, cycle challenges, parachute jumps, and even a trek across the Sahara
  • A little imagination can plant a lot of trees! Take a look at our ideas, from karaoke to cocktails, sweepstakes to swear boxes
  • We’ve got plenty of fundraising resources to help you too, including our downloadable fundraising guide

Whether you organise your own event or take part in one of ours, if you need any advice, just get in touch. Contact our Supporters Team on 0117 909 6363 or email us at info@treeaid.org.uk

Run, bake, blog!

Run, bake, blog!

Run, bake, blog!

Fitness fanatic Katherine Putnam developed her own brand of triathlon to help TREE AID. First she ran a half marathon, then she sold cakes at work, and finally she shared TREE AID’s message through her blog – and raised an amazing £1,000.

“Doing all this for a cause I really believe in, I could not have been happier”
(Katherine Putnam)

Grow plants, grow hope

Grow plants, grow hope

Grow plants, grow hope

Green-fingered Maureen Sedgwick grew plants in her greenhouse all year to sell for TREE AID. Her sale raised £100 and she’s already started preparing her cuttings for next year.

"It’s great to be able to help to broadcast the important message about helping people in need and helping the planet as well.”
(Maureen Sedgwick)

Here are some downloadable resources to help you fundraise:

Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

Enthusiasm, imagination and a bit of time are all you need to raise vital funds to help communities living in extreme poverty in the drylands of Africa. How you do it is up to you! Here are some ideas to get you going …

  • Take your fundraising to work for a day, with a dress-down or dress-up day, a sports sweepstake or a special swear box
  • Make it local with a quiz night at your favourite pub – making sure there’s a round on trees, of course!
  • Cook food for funds and invite your friends round for an African meal, with all proceeds to TREE AID
  • Recreate your favourite TV programme with an entrance fee to raise funds – maybe your very own Bake Off, Come Dine With Me or Strictly Come Dancing
  • Turn your special occasion into a feel-good fundraising celebration, with gifts to a TREE AID project

Whatever you choose, from a fun-packed evening to a lifetime challenge, our fundraising guide can help – or you can call 0117 909 6363 or email info@treeaid.org.uk for more support.

Get inspired

Get inspired

500 miles

500 miles

Adventure-Family-Llanberis-Valley-11-2-webThe Meek family – Tim, Kerry, Amy and Ella – are in the midst of a 500-mile adventure, walking, cycling, paddling, stand-up paddle boarding and scootering over a series of amazing journeys. They’re hoping to raise £1 for each mile they travel.

Seven Summits

Seven Summits

seven-summits-webJames Ogilvie took on a 20-year-long quest to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents, raising funds for TREE AID. So far James has raised over £3,900 – enough to provide 20 villages with community orchards.

Harvest Celebrations

Harvest Celebrations

Harvest Celebrations

harvest-webMaynards Green Community Primary School in East Sussex raised nearly £200 for TREE AID with a welly walk as part of their harvest celebrations. They wanted to help families in rural Africa to be able to produce more from their land and to ‘give hunger the boot’.

Farnham Common Infant School in Buckinghamshire raised over £150 by selling cakes made from tree fruits the children had researched, and Morgans Vale and Woodfalls Primary School in Wiltshire raised £150 by making seed packets and filling them with money.

Sky-high ambition

Sky-high ambition

Sky-high ambition

erika-varga-webIn summer 2012, intrepid Erika Varga completed a tandem skydive for TREE AID. She said it was “an amazing experience to jump from 10,000 feet, and I am happy to support TREE AID”. Erika has also done a great job of promoting our work, distributing copies of our leaflets, gift catalogue and Update magazine, as well as holding a fundraising dinner for TREE AID with her friends in Swindon.

Run for your leaf

Run for your leaf

Run for your leaf

Chris and Jennifer1Chris Caddy and Jennifer Sizeland are also star fundraisers for TREE AID. In May 2013, they both completed the 10km Great Manchester Run for TREE AID, raising almost £300 between them. Not content with raising funds for tree-planting in Africa, they have also planted 30 trees in Manchester to help offset the city’s carbon emissions – fantastic work!