As you know, last summer I ventured to Japan with the Scouts – a truly memorable and life changing experience.
But it wasn’t easy.
For this to happen, as a team we had to raise £130,000 in about 2 years.
2 years seems like a relatively long time? But in reality we were holding events every weekend and still only just reached our limit. 2 years was certainly a very tight amount of space.
But we did it!
And as a student wishing to travel, and seeing friends of mine be in a similar position, we are all looking for every way possible to get some money for our year ahead! Now, obviously it can be risky trying to fundraise when it doesn’t involve a direct charity. But so long as you don’t particularly go too overboard and maybe stay local, you’ll be okay. And if you’re planning on doing a volunteering trip then fundraise away really!
Raising money is hard, especially the initial first few steps into it, so I have devised some tips and ideas I have learnt over those few years whilst collecting £130,000! (Which is about £3,000 each).
These particular ideas worked really well for us and were probably the things we did frequently. And don’t cost a lot to run so they are easy to make some money with!
I really hope this has helped some people or was just interesting to read how we raised that much money!
Until next time lovelies,