The 10 charities chosen by our members to benefit from the Chief's Charity Challenge 2020-21 are:
- Cancer Research UK
- The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
- Macmillan Cancer Support
- British Heart Foundation
- World Wildlife Fund
- Alzheimer's Society
Now it's time for you to begin the second part of the Challenge and start your fundraising! This could be limited to one special event, or you may choose to raise money in lots of different ways over a whole year. There are some fundraising ideas on the Girlguiding Website - and the Region will be producing a sheet of suggestions which you might find useful. In the meantime you will find listed below website addresses which will provide you with fundraising ideas from the charities themselves.
Any money collected should be sent to the Region Office (you will find more information about this, plus the website addresses for the chosen charities, by clicking here). Any funds you raise will be held by us until the end of the Challenge and your unit will then be sent a certificate to mark your involvement and recording the total amount you have contributed. The closing date for this part of the Challenge is Thinking Day 2021.
It is hoped that together we will achieve the target of £70,000 which will be divided evenly between all 10 charities and presented to them at the Region's 50th birthday event at Wincanton Racecourse on 22nd May 2021.
Cancer Research UK
Click here for fundraising ideas from Cancer Research UK.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association use the working name of 'Guide Dogs'. Click here for inspiration and fundraising ideas from the charity.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Click here for fundraising resources and ideas from Macmillan Cancer Support
British Heart Foundation
Click here for information on fundraising from the British Heart Foundation.
NSPCC and Childline
The NSPCC and Childline are listed as two separate charities on our list of 10, but are in fact the same organisation - the Childline service being provided by the NSPCC. We can confirm that the NSPCC and Childline will each receive a separate and equal share of any money raised by the Chief's Charity Challenge 2020-21.
Click here for fundraising information from the NSPCC. They have also provided some fun ideas of things to do which would suit all age ranges and different interests. These include Childhood Day, Stop for Tea, and - especially for Christmas - Get Your Sparkle On. Click here to download more information about all of these.
Ninety percent of NSPCC income is from voluntary donations. Their Speak out. Stay safe. programme aims to visit every primary school in the UK to teach children how to recognise abuse and how to speak out if they are worried in any way. The Talk PANTS campaign helps parents teach their children, in an age-appropriate way, how to stay safe from abuse, and the Childline service is available 24/7 online and on the phone to support children with whatever difficulties they are facing. The NSPCC's School council pack contains lots of information about the Charity, the work it does, and how your money will be spent - click here to download a copy.
Click here for resources and activities for youth groups from the World Wildlife Fund UK.
Click here for fundraising inspiration from WaterAid.
Click here for fundraising ideas from the RNLI.
Click here for ideas from the Alzheimer's Society on how to organise your fundraising.