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Fundraising Guide Get Active for Dogs! Raise vital funds to help us rescue and rehome thousands of dogs in desperate need of our help and have a great time doing it! Together we can ensure all dogs enjoy
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Fundraising Guide Get Active for Dogs! Raise vital funds to help us rescue and rehome thousands of dogs in desperate need of our help and have a great time doing it! Together we can ensure all dogs enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Dogs Trust is the UK s leading dog welfare charity and we are working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Through our network of rehoming centres we try to find loving homes for thousands of unwanted dogs. We are reliant on voluntary donations to continue our work and without your support it would be simply impossible to care for over 16,000 dogs every year. Ways to fundraise There are 100s of things you can be sponsored to do skydive, shave your head, arrange a football tournament, give up smoking, take part in a sponsored walk your imagination is the limit! What ever your interests are, you can plan an activity around it and help raise s for hounds! But if you don t want to organise your own thing, you can always take part in a larger event and raise money for Dogs Trust. We have charity places in exciting running events up and down the country (see over page) and overseas challenges. You could also help your local rehoming centre by taking part in one of their events (see over page). Speak to the Fundraising Team on or Get involved run to raise s for hounds! We have places in the below get in touch to take part! 2016 adidas Silverstone Half Marathon (Northamptonshire) - March Virgin London Marathon April Superhero Run (Regent s Park, London) (5K & 10K) May BUPA London 10K - May Morrisons Great Manchester Run May New for 2016! Edinburgh Marathon Festival (5K/10K,Half/Full Marathon) - May British 10K London Run - July Morrisons Great North Run (Half Marathon, Newcastle) - Sept Morrisons Great South Run (10miles, Portsmouth) - Oct Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon (London) - Oct Bournemouth Marathon Festival (5K/10K, Half/Marathon)- Oct Santa Run London (Victoria Park, London) Dec Tough Mudder Various locations and dates - New for 2016! If you ve already arranged your own place in an event please let us know and join Team Dogs Trust! Take the plunge and Skydive for Dogs Trust! We can offer you a range of locations from which to skydive, so request a pack today. For more info on any of the above or an event you d like to take part in for Dogs Trust call or Get involved Overseas Challenges These are just some of the events you could take part in there are many more depending on the sort of challenge you re looking for. For further info on the below and other events call our events partner Skyline on or Get on your bike London Paris Cycle Ride Cycle through beautiful English villages into the stunning countryside of rural France where you ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from the First World War until you reach Paris. Vietnam Cycle Prepare to be overwhelmed by Vietnam s natural contrasting beauty from the patchwork of bright green rice paddies to the rugged mountains and white sandy beaches, you can t fail to be mesmerised by its traditional charm! Iceland Trek With its striking mix of wild volcanic landscape dotted with steaming lava fields, icecaps, glaciers, waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and geysers, the stunning Icelandic landscape is one you will never forget. With some of the most spectacular wilderness areas in Europe, visitors are compelled to return again and again. For the trip of a lifetime look no further. Come trek with us... Dogs Trust Events Fun Days th June 19th June 3rd July 10th July 17th July 31st July 7th August Dogs Trust Glasgow Dogs Trust Harefield Dogs Trust Merseyside Dogs Trust Snetterton Dogs Trust Basildon Dogs Trust Bridgend Dogs Trust Evesham Dogs Trust Manchester Dogs Trust Salisbury Dogs Trust Shoreham Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Dogs Trust Kenilworth Dogs Trust Darlington Dogs Trust Ilfracombe Dogs Trust Loughborough Dogs Trust Canterbury Dogs Trust Leeds 3rd September Dogs Trust Ballymena Fundraising Tips & Guidelines If you re planning your own event Planning - start small minimise stress and make your idea manageable. Timing choose a time when you are not busy; don t end up worn out in a heap! Event choose carefully; are you sure people will sponsor or attend your event? Resources what materials do you need and how can you obtain them? Advice remember we are always available to offer you advice and help. Price - budget plan how much you need to spend Place - venue when choosing where to hold your event make sure you look into size, location, facilities, parking etc. People - get a team together of friends and family to help out and make sure everyone knows what they are doing. Permission - make sure you obtain the appropriate licence. You will need to contact your local council for this. Food & Drink you are responsible for ensuring it is safe. To be sure, contact you local Environmental Health Department for advice. Street Collection you must apply to your local council for a permit. Insurance ensure your venue has sufficient insurance to cover your event. Entertainment when two or more people are performing it is best to check with your local council to see if you need a Public Entertainment Licence. Publicity - word of Mouth tell everyone what you are doing - this is an excellent form of free advertising. Set-up an online sponsorship page at Justgiving is a website you can use to set up your own fundraising page to make and receive donations online it s easy and very simple to use! Have fun, get active and tell us how you get on!
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