Fundraise for us
The places we care for are made of incredible stuff – what are you made of? As bulbs stir, blossom blooms and nature wakes up, we’d love for you to join our 125 challenge in our 125th anniversary year and become a fundraising champion for the landscapes you love.
How will you take on the 125 challenge to raise £125 to help protect the irreplaceable in 2020? Will you make your miles count by walking, swimming or running for us? Maybe bake sales and crocheting are more your style? Whatever you love to do – do it for the landscapes that leave you breathless, the heritage that fascinates you and the wildlife you adore.
What's the 125 challenge?
The National Trust was founded in 1895 with three founders and one mission – to protect open natural spaces for all. Now, as Europe’s largest conservation charity, we’re celebrating 125 years of looking after nature, beauty and history for the nation to enjoy. And it’s all thanks to supporters like you. Without your help, we wouldn't be able to care for the miles of coastline, woodlands, countryside and hundreds of historic buildings, gardens and precious objects that make life better.
In our anniversary year, we’re challenging people to raise £125 by doing something wild or wonderful for the places we look after. Everyone needs nature so join the 125 challenge and become a fundraising champion for the places that mean the most to you.
How your £125 could help
- £125 could help care for 250 feet of coastline all year round
- £550 could fund two days of expert textile conservation work
- £1,250 could help replace 125 feet of footpath in the Lake District
We’re cheering you on
We’ll be with you every step of the way to help make your fundraising challenge a roaring success. With our free fundraising kit, top tips and fundraising support team, you’ll be onto a winner before you even set foot on the trail or into the kitchen.
And if you’re not sure what challenge you’d like to take on yet, don’t worry – we can help with that too. From plant sales and street parties, to group hikes and treasure hunts, you’ll find lots of ideas in our fundraising guide. Follow the link below to request your free fundraising kit today.
Fundraise for the places you love
Your free fundraising kit includes:
- a fundraising guide packed with ideas, hints and tips
- stickers to proudly shout about what you’ve done
- a pledge card to help keep you motivated and on target
- posters to ensure as many people know as possible
- and a collection box to gather those important donations
Ideas for sponsored 125 activities
- Walk 12,500 steps a day for 125 days
- Read 125 books over a year
- Bake 125 cupcakes for a charity bake sale
" I designed a rug hooking workshop based on the winter gardens at Anglesey Abbey, one of my favourite National Trust properties, and I plan to donate the £125 I earn to the 125 challenge."
Top tips for fundraising
Create an online giving page and don’t forget to shout about it. Share your event on social media with the hashtag 125 challenge and in your local community too.
Don't go it alone
Getting friends, family and colleagues involved can help to share the load, spread the word and increase the fun. Who can join you?
Set a target
Whatever the scale of your challenge, setting a target will help keep you motivated and inspire others to support you.
Tell us your plans
We’ll do all we can to help. If you need extra fundraising materials, more ideas or help with publicising your activity – just get in touch.
Above all, enjoy it!
Make room for fun. You're doing something amazing for special places, so enjoy the moment and the memories you're creating.
Everyone needs nature
Whatever your challenge, remember every penny you raise will help look after the special places in our care. You can donate the money you raise to a specific appeal or place, or to our conservation work more generally.
So why not fundraise for the beach where your children made their first sandcastles, the parkland where you spotted fallow deer, or the dappled woodland walk you love? Saving somewhere precious to you is a great motivator, so request your fundraising kit today and help protect amazing places for everyone, for ever.
A big thank you
Thank you for protecting the places that are special to us all... and good luck on your fundraising adventure.