Fundraising Ideas

If you’re looking for ideas to raise funds, here are a few suggestions from trekkers and volunteers.

Letter to send to your family, friends and contacts:

Dear X

On Saturday August 25th I am going to be walking X kms in the Blue Mountains Trek for Timor & I’m seeking your sponsorship – just press on this link and then the ‘sponsor a trekker’. My team is X and we really appreciate your encouragement.

Do you want to do something that truly has an impact – by donating money to Trek for Timor you can know you are directly assisting young people to get an education in Hatobuilico and building leadership & skills amongst women in that community.

Research on Foreign Aid demonstrates the best investment is in women & education. 100% of your sponsorship will go directly into projects in this remote part of the world. Blue Mountains has been working here for over 10 years – it’s a community to community relationship which has built friendships, a primary school, established a senior secondary school, developed women’s co-operatives  and assisted many other project. You can see the scope of projects here and past successes here

So while I’m slogging it out on August 25th you can stay on your couch and know you are part of pulling a string to make a strong rope, giving opportunities in a remote little bit of the world & making a big difference to a whole community!

Thanks X

And remember, a lot of people will save donating till the day so think about your texts, Twitter / Facebook / Instagram postings you might send while you are on your Trek

The Mountain Kids teams held a lemonade and cake stall recently and raised a massive $820. You can read all about them here.

And here are some other ideas

  • Hold a garage sale – ask your neighbours if they want to donate stuff too
  • Have a Cake stall at your school / workplace
  • Organise a BBQ at Bunnings – email Mary for Bunnings Community Engagement Officer’s contacts – they provide everything except the sausages
  • Ask your workplace to match the funds you raise
  • Make a challenge – eg if you help our team raise $3,000 we will wear red feather boas on the Trek (Bush Lemons team has a pink tutu challenge)

And here’s an idea for an encouraging email to send to your family and friends:

“Friend, I am stepping out on the Trek for Timor on the 26th August. Will you support me and East Timorese who need our help? Whether $20, $100, or $1000, all donations are very welcome and tax deductible. Sign up at the Sponsor a Trekker link here”