Uganda Fund Raising

Following the success of the inaugural trip to Uganda in 2010, South Molton, Pilton and Braunton schools have started plans to repeat the trip in 2012. Owing to the keen response from students, there will be two trips in 2012 – with South Molton and Braunton students filling the places in July, and Pilton students travelling in October.

This means all prospective trip members now need to focus on raising their £1500 sponsorship money! A place on the trip can only be guaranteed for those who reach this target!

There will be a number of meetings arranged for parents and students over the coming year -to discuss details, but in the meantime if any parents want to speak to me about any aspects of the trip, please do not hesitate to contact me at South Molton Community College.

I have listed some ideas for fund-raising below, but every year students come up with imaginative ideas of their own. Doing something original and quite unusual (perhaps slightly daring?) often helps to bring the money rolling in.


You might want to think of one ‘mega fund raiser’, and try to raise a large sum of money in one go. The picture above is of Nellie from South Molton who arranged a sponsored ‘bee beard’ with the local Quince Honey Farm where she worked at weekends.

Alternatively, you can keep chipping away with smaller events and projects. Remember, you have still got 6 months to raise the required funding.

You can work alone, or you can work in groups. Proceeds from any group events should be shared equally amongst the participants.

Here are some ideas for you, but I am sure you will come up with some far more original plans!

# Request sponsorship from local businesses, local charities (eg Town Municipal Charity, Rotary Club, Licensed Victuallers Association), local churches, local youth groups (eg Young Farmers)

# Sponsored events – walks, cycles, abseiling, parachute jumps???

# Fund raisers – car wash, car valet, sell produce (jams, cakes etc), quiz nights, dog shows, fetes, gardening, jumble sales, car boot sales, raffles, discos, coffee mornings, fish and chip nights, theme nights, charity cookbooks, duck races etc etc.

Students from all 3 schools on the first trip got together to organise a sponsored cycle ride along the Tarka Trail.


About devongeography

Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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