Our fantastic fundraisers help WDC make a huge difference for whales and dolphins - we simply couldn't do it without them - or you!
Could you use your time or talents to help?
This year we've all embraced new ways of keeping in touch with our loved ones and are getting used to using Zoom, Skype and Houseparty (for example) to enjoy social gatherings or for work purposes.
Thanks to modern technology, you can also still fundraise to help whales and dolphins in the comfort of your own home and in line with current Government guidelines.
The simple ideas below can be adapted to suit your circumstances and if you need any help or fundraising materials, get in touch with us via email@example.com.
Climb Every Mountain
Well, perhaps not every mountain!
Keep fit yourself and get children using maths skills working out how many times you'll need to go up and down the stairs to reach the peak of your chosen hill or mountain. Well-known peaks below for you to consider 'climbing' are:
Scafell Pike - 978m Snowdon - 1085m Ben Nevis - 1345m
Kilimanjaro - 5895m Hungry Hill - 685m Brandon Mountain - 952m
Slieve Donard - 850m Pen-y-Fan - 886m Cadair Idris - 893m
Missing out on Glastonbury? How about Glastonbury Tor - only 158m.
Set up a JustGiving page or contact email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like a paper sponsorship form emailed to you. Don't forget to tag us in @whalesorg on your social posts and to send us a photo of you celebrating at the summit!
The Stay Inn or Home Cinema
Get together virtually for a Quiz Night or Movie Night for friends and family.
Host a Quiz Night and charge a set fee to take part - half to the winner and half to WDC, Test yourselves with rounds on general knowledge, sport, music or more specialist subjects - and, of course, a round on whales and dolphins!
If you're bored with repeats or 'another chance to see' programmes on TV, you can use Netflix Party Chrome Extension to host a movie night for friends and family and donate the cost of a cinema ticket and/or sweets and popcorn.
Do you sing, dance or play a musical instrument, are you a magician or other talented entertainer?
Do you paint, draw or knit? Are you a dressmaker or talented photographer?Do you speak a foreign language or do you bake beautiful cakes?
Are you a yoga or Pilates teacher? Or part of a Knit & Natter or Book Club that's now meeting online?
If you've answered 'yes' to any of the above, by setting up an online class and asking for donations to a JustGiving page for WDC you'll help us to continue protecting whales and dolphins during the current pandemic.
Gained a few lbs or £s
Little White and Little Grey have been putting on much needed blubber, but if you've done the same during lockdown and want to lose it, be sponsored to do your very own Beluga Boot Camp at home.
The nation's PE teacher, Joe Wicks, is live on his Body Coach YouTube channel every day at 9.30am - and it's not just for children! And there are lots of other workouts and keep-fit classes on YouTube, so turn those llbs into £s for Little White and Little Grey.
Alternatively, if you've been working from home and saving on bus, train or tube fares, or filling the car with petrol, a couple of those pounds would help us to empty more tanks.
Although children can't physically meet for Brownies, Cubs, Rainbows yet, a virtual sleepover is great fun and a chance to earn a badge or two!
Simply use Zoom to enjoy a bedtime story together (whale or dolphin-themed of course) then, next morning, get started on our Dolphin Defender Award after breakfast together.
Meet on Zoom again to admire everyone's work and plan the fundraising element of the Award - something simple like doing household chores or washing the car perhaps?
Email email@example.com for simple fundraising ideas or more details about the Award.
Donate your birthday
Too much 'stuff' or struggling to find space for more toys? Fed up of excessive packaging on presents that simply gets thrown away? Don't need or want anything in particular?
If so, you can help give the gift of freedom to captive orcas and dolphins by asking friends and family to give you donations for WDC instead of birthday presents - or any other celebration in fact.
Thank you for putting whales and dolphins first and helping to keep them safe and free in clean, healthy oceans.
And, don't forget, if you're a younger WDC supporter, Donating your Birthday counts towards your Dolphin Defender Award too!
The 2.6 Challenge
Be part of something amazing for whales and dolphins
Remember 2020 as the year YOU did something amazing for whales and dolphins!
Like most charities, our fundraising events have been cancelled and, whilst we hope they'll go ahead later, funds raised NOW from this national event are vital to help protect whales and dolphins. To get involved, simply donate or fundraise using the numbers 2.6 or 26 as your inspiration.
Stuck for ideas? See what our fantastic 2.6 Challengers have already done by clicking on the button below - there's everything from dizzying front flips on a trampoline, listening to Christmas songs on a loop, running, dancing, reading for 26 hours and even a 26-line poem about dolphins. Why not join our 2.6 team and, like them, do something amazing for whales and dolphins?
For help or fundraising materials, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know what your 2.6 Challenge is and share photos with us @whalesorg!
Thank you from everyone at WDC - we truly appreciate any support you can give during these unprecedented times.
More Ideas and Inspiration
Whatever you do, your fundraising will make all the difference to whales and dolphins! Meet some of the amazing people who do incredible things to support our work and get in touch at email@example.com if you'd like to help.
Join one of WDC's events or join an event in your own area. If you have an hour, a day or a week, there's something for you!
In Memory Giving
Donating or fundraising in memory of a loved one is a really special way to remember them and of honouring their life by supporting a cause they were particularly passionate about.
Amazon Wish List
Find out how you can help support our vital research projects by purchasing an item from our Amazon Wish List. From batteries to a GoPro camera there are a range of products to suit every budget. Thank you.