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Passionate about wildlife but not sure how to help? There are so many ways you can get involved and support our vital work to rescue individual animals from captivity and keep wildlife in the wild.

We’re calling on the public to help halt the devastating decline in wild animal populations. Join us in campaigning for the welfare of lions, tigers, elephants and other animals exploited in zoos, in circuses and as ‘pets’, and support our campaign to keep wildlife in the wild.

From organising a simple bake sale, hosting a coffee morning, quiz or raffle, all the way to adrenaline-fuelled skydives, challenge events and marathons – with our help, it’s easy to raise funds for Born Free!

Every single penny you raise will help Born Free protect wild animals.

Ways to fundraise

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Challenge Events

If you crave a new experience, want to push yourself to the limit or add purpose to your travels near and far, then why not undertake a new challenge this year?
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Run Wild

Join our team of Run Wild warriors taking on the London Marathon or secure your own place at a running event.
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Give in Memory

Donating to Born Free in memory of a loved one is a wonderful way of celebrating their life and ensuring a lasting legacy
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Give in Celebration

Set a trend of Purposeful Gifting. Include Born Free as part of your birthday, wedding or anniversary celebrations.
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Supporter Stories

Meet some of Born Free's awesome supporters, hear their stories and get inspired to kick-start your fundraising.
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Fundraising for Kids

Whether you're looking for ideas to do over a weekend or activities for your entire class or school, we have plenty of fun ideas.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Whether you bake, paint, start a breakfast club or fancy the adrenaline rush of a skydive, here are some ideas to help you create your very own a fundraising challenge.

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Plan your own sponsored challenge. It could be a fitness target: 10,000 steps a day for a week, gather a group for a Boxing Day swim challenge, 21 days of spin-class… the choice is yours! Who would pay you to do a sponsored silence while hanging upside down, or a sponsored sleep out but sleep in a different garden every night? The possibilities are limitless.

Set up a corporate challenge to raise money, invite friends to step out of their comfort zone and join you or be brave and take on an white water rafting challenge, abseil, bungee jump or skydive.

Overhead view of multiple polaroid images on a tableGET SOCIAL

Bring together friends, family and colleagues for a quiz, coffee morning or bake sale. Host a stall at the local school, church or community space and spread the word about Born Free’s conservation work.

Or, think outside the box and set up a bottomless brunch fundraiser, a ‘Come Dine with Me’ style dinner competition or an office fundraiser with a duvet-day raffle as top prize! All in support of Born Free.

Close up of a red velvet cake, with a woman in the background handing a customer a slice of cakeSHARE YOUR HOBBIES

Make the most of your talents and hobbies to raise funds for Born Free. Whether you play a musical instrument, crochet, craft, paint, knit or bake, you’ll be able to put your skills to good use and inspire others with your passion.

Why not host an arts evening, concert or dance-off – invite your local community and share the work of Born Free with local clubs and groups.



We would love to support your fundraising efforts!

Let us know what you’re planning so we can support you and find out about the free fundraising resources we can send you, including t-shirts, fundraising page banners, event posters and dedicated QR codes for your event to make fundraising even easier.

Email Carina for more information:


Glass jar with a label saying 'donate'The best way to kick start your fundraiser is through an online fundraising page. We recommend JustGiving as our trusted donation platform. Start yours today in just minutes with these simple steps:

  1. Head to Born Free’s DIY Fundraising – JustGiving and click ‘Fundraise For Us’
  2. Login or create your account to set up your fundraising event
  3. Personalise your fundraising page with why you are fundraising for Born Free and what it means to you to support us
  4. Publish and share your page with your friends and family


If you would like to find out more about fundraising for Born Free, or would like to receive a fundraising pack, please contact:

Carina Hibbitt:
+44 (0)1403 240170