FUNDRAISING FOR SHARKS

Fundraising is a fantastic way to contribute to a great cause - raising vital funds and awareness. So if you're mad about sharks, love a challenge and want to do something fun let's get started!

Every year we organise a range of fundraising events around the UK. We'd love you to join us. Visit our events page to find an event near you.

Want to organise your own event? Or take part in another organised event?

We know organising and preparing for an event can be a challenge in itself. Let alone any training involved and the taking part! Especially if you're new to fundraising. So, to help you get started we've created our Fundraiser's Guide. Packed with fun ideas and handy tips. Fancy organising a cake stall, running a 10K or taking part in the gruelling Tough Mudder Mud Run? Download our Fundraiser's Guide below for all the information you'll need.

To easily promote your event and collect donations online we recommend using:

Click on the links above to visit the website. Then follow the instructions to create your fundraising page.
 

GET IN TOUCH

  • Let us know about your event so we can promote you on social media.
     
  • If you get stuck at any point or have any questions drop us an email and we'll do our best to help. 
     
  • We'd love to hear how it all went! A photo of yourself fundraising and a few words for our website would be fantastic. Your experience and reasons for supporting our work could also inspire someone else to fundraise too.


DOWNLOADS:

Fundraising Guide (pdf)

Shark Trust 'In Aid of' logo (jpg)

Sponsorship form (pdf)

Press Release template (Word Document)

 


USEFUL LINKS:

Shark Trust leaflets

Fun activity sheets for kids

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


FUNDRAISER'S WALL OF FAME:

The boundless energy and stamina of our supporters never ceases to amaze us! We're so grateful for all your support.

A special thank you to our most recent fundraisers:

Fundraiser's Wall of Fame

Jacqueline Schulze held a cake sale, raising £202.

Fundraiser's Wall of Fame

Check out Jacqueline's amazing shark cake!

Fundraiser's Wall of Fame

Alfie held a shark awareness day at school and made this amazing magazine, raising £20.

Fundraiser's Wall of Fame

Gracie Jackson organised a fundraising stall, raising £80.

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Alfie Dermo, aged 11, organised a car boot sale, raising £70.20.

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Freya Hodge (age 11) raising awareness and funds for sharks in Kent.

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Anna Joicey, age 9, completed a read-a-thon raising £233.

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Tim Graham rowed 500km from Barcelona to Sardinia, raising a total of £1792.

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Steve Shreeve and his basketball club completed a 1000 free throw challenge in just
2 hours and 10 minutes, raising £922.43.

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Rory Sacree, a senior RNLI lifeguard, simulated a man overboard scenario in the Float4Life Challenge, raising £3426.15p for the Trust!

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Pete Philp completed the London Marathon, raising £817.45p.

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Graham Hill ran the London Marathon wearing a handmande shark costume, raising £2113.

Fundraiser's Wall of Fame

Bryony Birdsall completed a tandem skydive, raising £102.

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Ben Hardwidge walked Hadrian's Wall with his dog, Sansa, raising £426.25p.

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Sansa on Hadrian's Wall.

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Frogfish Photography organised a triathlon, raising over £3500.

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Frogfish Photography organised a triathlon, raising over £3500.

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Frogfish Photography organised a triathlon, raising over £3500.

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Frogfish Photography organised a triathlon, raising over £3500.

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The Great North Swim team raised £2065.23 at Lake Windermere.

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Sarah Han-de-Beaux completed the London Olympic Triathlon, raising over £600.

Fundraisers Wall of Fame

Sarah Han-de-Beaux completed the London Olympic Triathlon, raising over £600.

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Charlotte Lowe ran the Bupa 10K, raising £120!

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Debra Smitham completed the Plymouth 10K raising £111.

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Faye Wilde raised awareness and funds at London Sea Life Aquarium.

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Hebe Sanders ran two bake sales - one held at St Nicolas school and another raised £17.50.

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Liam Byrne completed the Jane Tomlinson's Hull 10K, raising £107.49p.

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Maxwell (age 6) held a Shark Awareness Day, as well as a sponsored walk, raising £250.

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Molly Swallow completed a bungee jump, raising £170.50p.

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Rachael Semple ran the Belfast marathon raising £236.20p.

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Big shark fans Reuben and Sylvie spent the weekend selling fudge, raising £10.

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Roger Proudfoot & team held a raffle at their marine themed Christmas party, raising £171.
From left to right: Roger Proudfoot, Clare Miller, Tom (monkfish) Lord and Ed Stevens.

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Zoe Lester and friends held a cupcake sale at her school, raising £50.

 

  • A £2,000 donation has been made in memory of Richard Austin. Richard cared deeply about the environment, especially marine life. He loved scuba diving, photography and travel, and wanted to contribute in helping to protect the oceans for future generations. His wife Nadia sent the donation.
     
  • BSAC London Hellfins raised £120 from the sale of second hand diving kit.
     
  • Scott Bader donated £120.
     
  • David Pollock made a donation of £10.
     
  • S.Zweifel donated £100.
     
  • Elizabeth Harrison donated £7.60 from the sale of art work.
     
  • Jeremy Morris made a donation of £250.
     
  • Tom Lloyd donated £20.
     
  • Master Bruce donated £31.70 raised from busking.
  • Lucy McGrath donated £20 because her son loves sharks.
     
  • Sarah Browning-Lee donated £110 raised from photos she took of a US shark fishing competition on Twitter.
     
  • Paul Meng donated £62.57 on behalf of The Wellington in Birmingham, which held a cheese night. 
     
  • E.Chaplin donated £3.
     
  • Jacqueline Schulze held a cake sale in August, raising £202!
     
  • Steven Carlisle made a donation of £10.
     
  • Huart Smallridge made a donation of £30.
     
  • Alfie held a shark awareness day at school and made an amazing magazine, raising £20!
     
  • Sarah Yates donated £100 as a birthday gift in August.
     
  • Louise Ramsay donated £30.
     
  • Stanley Mallinson made a donation of £3.
     
  • James Jackson made a donation of £30.
     
  • Johnny and James held a cake sale raising £30!
     
  • David Fairman donated £500 in royalties from his book.
  • Rueben Peterkin swam the Great East Swim half mile in a personal best of 16.01, raising £520.
     
  • Francis Pagan donated £10.
     
  • Dorian Rail made a donation of £25.
     
  • William Goodman donated £150 in place of a wedding favour.
     
  • Caleb Crop donated £7.92 in June.
     
  • John Williams donated £10 in June.
     
  • Michelle John made a donation of £5.
     
  • In-memory of Nigel Wade we've received a donation of £662.
     
  • We've received a £35 donation on behalf of Gracie Jackson, who asked for a donation to be made to the Shark Trust for her birthday.
     
  • Thomas Vicanek-Santaguida donated £60.
     
  • Jade Boaler donated £15.
     
  • Rachel Young made a donation of £40.
     
  • C.Shakford donated £5 in May.
     
  • A.Holley donated £20.
     
  • Lucy McEwen made a donation of £20.
     
  • Jeremy Thompson donated £20.
     
  • M.Gritton donated £5 in May.
     
  • Aeneas Duncan donated £20.
     
  • Paul Kowalski donated £50.
     
  • Makowhiteness donated £400.
     
  • Mark Dugmore donated £50.
     
  • Julie Fisher made a donation of £5.
     
  • Ariel Sub Aqua, a diving operator in the Galapagos, raised £150 from a talk.
     
  • Kerry Payton raised £108 with a sponsored swim, facing her fear of deep water.
     
  • A total of £100 was donated in memory of Nigel Wade.
     
  • K.Brown made a donation of £5 in April.
     
  • B.Dawes donated £20.
     
  • Gracie Jackson organised a fundraising stall, raising £80.
     
  • Drew Nuon donated £10.
     
  • Owen Brunelle donated £10.
     
  • G.A.Reeves donated £25.
     
  • Sander van de Wouw made a donation of £20.
     
  • Naomi Williams donated £20.
     
  • Eton College raised £306.93p from a church service collection.
     
  • Gemma Humphries raised £105 from a presentation and cake sale.
     
  • Zachary Plarr donated £20 in April.
     
  • Godalming Photographic Club made a donation of £50 in March.
     
  • Leia Daley donated £10.
     
  • Jacqueline Kerr made a donation of £20.
     
  • Karen Graham donated £10.
     
  • Chris Knight donated £60 in March.
     
  • Deep Sea World made a donation of £783.66p.
     
  • Martina Tolkka donated £15.
     
  • Matthew Wilson made a donation of £10.
     
  • Shirley Austin donated £10.
     
  • Blue Reef Aquarium raised £63.64p.
     
  • Christal Seas Scuba raised £390 by holding a Christmas raffle.
     
  • Rosy Gounari donated £400.
     
  • Chris Johnson donated £500.
     
  • Robert Macniven auctioned his book about sharks, raising £476.
     
  • Atass Foundation donated £2970.
     
  • Bristol aquarium made a donation of £307.
     
  • Richard Mead made a donation of £500.
     
  • Silver Dolphin Ocean Education Centre donated £918.66p.
     
  • Christal Seas Scuba donated £300 raised from a Christmas Raffle.
     
  • Deep Sea World made a donation of £1608.03.
     
  • At the end of September Tim Graham rowed 500km from Barcelona to Sardinia, raising a total of £1792.
     
  • Sealife's Snorkel with Sharks raised £8,150.
     
  • Junior pupils (academic year 13-14) at the City of London Freemen's School raised £2789.11p at their annual fundraising event.
     
  • Alistair Blair donated £100.
     
  • Maxwell (age 6) held a Shark Awareness Day at home – he created a big information board, delivered a wonderful speech, held a raffle, car boot sale and sold tea and shark themed cakes.  As well as all this he also did a sponsored walk, raising a grand total of £250.
     
  • Alex, Poppy and Tilly raised a fantastic £143.40p by selling their toys, cakes and freeze pops at Watlington Primary School.
     
  • Ben Kingsley donated £150.
     
  • Alex Pearman donated £120.
     
  • Scubaducks raised £113 from a raffle.
     
  • George Stergios made a donation of £100.
     
  • Alexander Pearman donated £110.
     
  • Gill Mitchell donated £130.
     
  • Beanie Goldsmith donated £5.
     
  • Robert Harris donated £20.
     
  • Gabrielle Flansburg made a donation of £50.
     
  • Dunhurst School donated £100.
     
  • Florencia Martinelli donated £5.
     
  • Charlie Gneer made a donation of £14.66.
     
  • Reuben Godbriton donated £20.
     
  • Sam Pullee donated £10.
     
  • Andrew Sager donated £20.
     
  • Ryan York made a donation of £50.
     
  • Rebecca Soan donated £25.
     
  • Chris Knight raised £42 from the sale of t-shirts.