Fundraising is a great way to bring people together and benefit a good cause.
Our SkillForce supporters are essential. They have raised thousands of pounds to help our work while taking part in some incredible fundraising activities and challenges. It is thanks to them that we can employ more ex-Services personnel to work with more children and young people, helping them to develop aspirations, self-confidence, resilience and character – skills for life and work.
Many supporters have organised fundraising activities or taken part in sponsored challenges for SkillForce. These range from cake bakes to running marathons and trekking overseas. Funds raised help us to continue our vital work. The material you can download at the bottom of this page will help make your fundraising easier, more fun and effective.
Marathons and Fun Runs
There are many cities and towns in the UK and around the world which have their own marathons and fun runs. Runners World and Running Bug are both useful websites that give details of hundreds of upcoming races, how to enter, details of the course and runners’ comments. They also give valuable advice on training for the event.
Whether you are a seasoned runner or someone who wants to achieve a personal goal, contact us if you would like to participate in a running event to raise funds for SkillForce. We can provide you with lots of fundraising ideas and a sponsorship pack.
SkillForce Young Runners fortnight involves a two week festival of running all over the UK in May. If you are the parent, relative, friend of a young person/school participating in this initiative, please consider supporting them and helping to raise funds to allow more young people the opportunity to participate in initiatives such as this.
Treks, Challenges and Cycle Rides
Have you ever thought about trekking through the breathtaking beauty of Vietnam or East Africa, exploring the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon or scaling the Great Wall of China? Perhaps you’ve imagined taking on the challenge of a lifetime by cycling through South Africa or from London to Paris? You can live out these dreams while raising money for SkillForce.
Visit the Discover Adventure website and search for the challenge you would like to undertake. Choose the amount you would like to fundraise and get in touch with us to let us know! We will help you with all the information and promotional resources you will need to get your fundraising adventure going.
Imagine the exhilarating feeling of jumping out of a plane from 10,000 feet! You could experience this incredible adrenalin rush and raise money to support our work at the same time.
Visit the Skyline website using the link at the bottom of this page, book onto your skydive and choose how much you would like to raise for us! Get in touch to let us know, and we will provide you with resources and advice to help with your fundraising.
Please let us know if you would like to fundraise for SkillForce. We will help you with fundraising ideas and can give you materials specifically for your venture.
Below is a pack of materials to get you thinking, planning and fundraising:
- A-Z of Fundraising Ideas
- Health and Safety while Fundraising
- Information Note for Fundraisers
- Sponsorship Tips for Fundraisers
- Using the Media for Fundraising
- SkillForce Sponsorship Form
If you have a fundraising enquiry, please contact Charlotte Stone in our Fundraising Team by email or by telephone: 01623 827631