Fundraising: Events with team WVS

Fundraising: Events with team WVS

Our work simply couldn't happen without our amazing supporters. People who go above and beyond to support our mission and help provide free veterinary care to animals all over the world. How do they do it? They fundraise!

Fundraising: The challenge you're looking for

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to support a worthy cause? Fundraising may be for you. Try joining one of our events or set up your own - it could be the most fun you have all year!

How does it work? Fundraising is easy and fun, and we will be with you every step of the way. Everything from providing you with one-to-one fundraising support to supplying you with a branded t-shirt or running vest. Speak with our fundraising team directly by emailing fundraising@wvs.org.uk or +44 (0)1725 557225, or browse our upcoming fundraising events below to get involved today.

Upcoming Events: Join team WVS

Run the London Marathon virtually, trek the UK's Jurassic Coast, or sign up for a Dog Jog. There are so many to get involved and make a real difference for animals in need.

Compete in the London Marathon, one of the world's most famous running events.

In 2020, when the global pandemic meant the London Marathon was unable to take place in its usual format, a virtual event was created to allow people to compete while the world was restricted. It was a celebration of everything the London Marathon stands for: fun, fundraising, community spirit, and a triumph of positivity and togetherness. The event was so popular that it was brought back in 2021 and became the biggest marathon ever staged anywhere in the world.

If you've ever wanted to participate in the London Marathon, this is your chance. Will you complete virtually and fundraise to help animals in need? Register your interest to join team WVS today.

The virtual TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 2 in 2022, and you'll have 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds from 00:00 to 23:59 to run, jog or walk the 26.2 miles, anywhere in the world!

Interested in joining team WVS? Express your interest here. Once you've secured a place, you'll be able to download the official TCS Virtual London Marathon app, complete the marathon within the time, and receive a finisher's t-shirt and medal.

Trek the Jurassic Coast, England’s first World Natural Heritage Site, for charity.

One of the best ways to raise money for charity is with a sponsored challenge - and walking is by far the most popular. It’s not only a good way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors, but it’s incredibly social and an amazing means of raising donations. What’s not to love?

In the Southwest of England lies a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site and a place that should be on everyone’s bucket list, the Jurassic Coast. Stretching across undulating cliffs and providing stunning views over the sea and surrounding landscape, the 25-mile route, which is part of the much longer South West Coast Path trail, offers a very worthy challenge.

Are you ready to go the extra mile? Join the WVS team in October, and make 2022 count. Don’t forget to include WVS as your chosen charity on the sign-up form.

Our friends at The Different Travel Company tackle the Jurassic Coast on foot multiple times a year, and you can join them. They offer a three-day guided tour to explore the dramatic coastline, which is also a fossil hunter’s dream, with dinosaur remains having been found there. The best part: you can make it a fundraising challenge!

After paying your registration fee to The Different Travel Company, you can choose to self-fund the challenge, seek sponsorship, or both. Don’t worry, if you decide to fundraise, we will support you. Fundraising for animals in need is what we do all year round, so we know how to help you reach your fundraising goals and make this once-in-a-lifetime experience one that will make a real difference worldwide.  

Learn more and sign up today. Tick off this bucket list item in 2022. Don’t forget to include WVS as your chosen charity on the sign-up form.

Fundraise with your four-legged friends, with the Dog Jog Virtual Challenge.

The Dog Jog is the perfect opportunity for you and your canine companion to get some fresh air and exercise, and raise funds for animals who aren't so lucky. The best part is you can decide what challenge suits you - anything from a walk in the park to a half marathon. The important part is that you and your dog do it together.

Your entry fee includes a lot more than just your entry into the event. All finishers receive:

  • Dog Jog drawstring bag

  • Dog Jog buff for keeping you warm on those colder outings

  • Medal and lanyard for two-legged finishers

  • Collar medal for four-legged finishers

  • Personalised finisher certificate

  • Tailored training plans

  • Plus personal support for your fundraising.

Find out how you can participate today, and sign up to take part.

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