Welcome to this resources list! If you want to help fundraise for the Christmas Challenge “Adventures for All” campaign, you’re in the right place. This document has information for people who are running fundraising events and for groups that want to help in smaller ways (for instance, telling members’ families about the campaign, and sending us photos of group residentials). Here’s a list of what you’ll find:
- Webinar on 12th October
- Campaign page and donations
- How to share/publicity
- Information for parents/carers
- Tell your story
- Group fundraising ideas
We ran a webinar on Thursday 12th October to talk through how you can help fundraise for the Christmas Challenge. We discussed the info on this page and some more about the campaign itself and why we’re fundraising for it!
You can watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMfhNXqopH8
Campaign page and donations
This is where you donate, and has all the information about the campaign and the residentials we’re fundraising for. Donations are open between 12 noon on Tuesday 28th November and 12 noon on Tuesday 5th December.
Fundraising events need to be held by Saturday 2nd December, so that you can donate before the Challenge ends. Collect and count all donations received, then one person needs to donate the total amount raised on behalf of the group. Donations are made online here http://bit.ly/AdventuresForAll by credit/debit card. Please don’t GiftAid your group’s donation, as the money has come from many different sources, not just you. Event donations must be made by Sunday 3rd December if possible!
How to share/publicity
Let your group members know what the campaign is about, and why we’re fundraising for it. Tell their parents/carers, ask them to pass on the message to any family members or friends who know about Woodcraft – families of young members are our biggest supporters! Find out if your work will do charity donations, or if they’ll match your donation. Ask your union to affiliate with Woodcraft Folk. If your job/union has questions about the campaign and how they can support us, tell them they can get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the easiest page to share to let people know about the campaign: http://bit.ly/AdventuresForAll
If you are on social media, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. We will be posting images, text and videos on our pages that you can share with your social network. We’ll be posting all of this just before the campaign starts in November. Make sure you’ve “followed” our Facebook page as well as “liked” it, because that means you’ll see the posts without having to check our page!
We are making lots of posters and pictures that you can use for your event! Here’s some that you can start using right away. To edit the poster, you can use any free editing app like Paint or Canva – if you want access to our Canva file, you can find it here – PLEASE make a copy before you edit! Otherwise you’ll edit the template for everyone.
Information for parents/carers
Here’s a short paragraph for you to easily copy and paste to let your young members’ families know about the campaign:
Adventures for All aims to reduce the financial barriers to attending residential Woodcraft Folk activity across the country, for those children and young people who have the most to gain. Many children have been unable to play and spend quality time outdoors over the last few years; this comes at a time when young people are also more and more concerned about the environment and what they can do to support it. Woodcraft Folk aims to host over 30,000 night stays in 2024, with co-operative, educational and well-being focused activities in the great outdoors, like the ones your children and friends attend. By donating to Adventures for All, you can help fund these residentials!
Tell your story
Let people know you’re donating, or why this campaign is important to you. Share it on social media (see “how to share”), tell your friends, let your work and your union know why this campaign matters.
Also: tell us your Woodcraft residential stories so we can let other people know why Woodcraft camps/centres/residentials are great for young people! Get quotes from young members; photos from your residential trips; videos if you can. Why do they like camping with Woodcraft? What have they got from it? Make sure you have permission recorded, from parents/carers or young people aged over 13. We can use these quotes to let members of the public know what the benefits of Woodcraft residentials are, and why they should help more young people attend. Email us your stories at email@example.com
Group fundraising ideas
Ideas and case studies for fundraising events for local Woodcraft groups, written by local Woodcraft groups.
Woodcraft Folk resources
Ask our fundraiser Cici if you need any more help! firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA fundraising website
This site has a lot of event ideas, case studies and advice. If you can’t find it on that page, try googling “PTA raffle” or whatever event you’d like advice on.