Sixth form/ High School
If the group wants to fundraise for part or all of the expedition costs, Opwall will arrange for a professional fundraiser to meet with the interested students as soon as possible after the evening presentation. The purpose of the meeting is for the fundraiser to explain what activities, events and other fundraising ideas schools have used to raise their fundraising target and the likely income from each of these activities. The objective is for the group to develop a fundraising plan with details of activities and events to be completed and the estimated income from each. It is helpful if the parents can stay involved with the fundraising and also attend this meeting. The group will then fix a series of meetings when they can all attend and review progress. If the students are doing external qualifications such as CoPE, this planning and implementation of a fundraising plan is part of their qualification and an assessor will be sent to review their progress later in the process. Our records show that 85% of the schools that raise money using this system achieve their target.
When faced with the opportunity of a lifetime – there tends to be only one major factor that holds people back……. expense! Fundraising is an integral part of any expedition and, in many ways, it may appear to be the most difficult challenge you will face. Remember though, it has been achieved by countless other volunteers.
After a group has confirmed their expedition we visit to give a presentation and discuss fundraising ideas. It is our aim to set-up an effective fundraising group. The best way to ensure success with your fundraising is to mix individual with group fundraising, so events as well as grant applications. A full informative booklet is provided at this point, whilst it does not cover every possible fundraising avenue it does provide information on what ideas and events have worked for our groups and us in the past. We concentrate on ideas that work with minimal lead-time and as little initial financial outlay as possible.
Throughout the pack we cover everything from writing a letter of support, who can you look to for financial assistance and what events and ideas really do work.
As we have experienced there are basically four main ways of raising the funds:
- Fundraising Activities
These events include bag packing, cake stalls, collections, sponsored events, car boot sales, swap shops, fun days, themed parties etc
- Raffles and Prize Draws
Operation Wallacea have created the Opwall Grand Prize Draw. Volunteers buy books of tickets from the fundraising team for £3.50 a book and sell them on for £10 a book making a huge £6.50 profit for each book sold.
- Grants and Sponsorship
Applying to local companies, trusts, schools and universities for funding. Groups such as the Round Table, Lions International, Rotary Club, and parish councils are usually only too happy to help.
- Working for It
Part time jobs, holiday jobs and Christmas jobs – even a few hours a week will bump up that expedition fund and make those targets even more achievable.
To find out more or for help and support with fundraising please contact anyone of our fundraising team on 01790763194 or email:
Rachael Forster – email@example.com
Carys Edwards – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Daniels – email@example.com
Pippa Disney – firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more or for help and support for US students for fundraising, please contact anyone in our US fundraising team on 9739200487 or email:
Sara Carlson – email@example.com
Matt Horder – firstname.lastname@example.org
UK Annual Operation Wallacea Grand Prize Draw – results
To purchase tickets for the 2012 – 2013 draw please email email@example.com or give the UK office a call on 01790 763194. Tickets for volunteers are £3.50 for a book of ten, which can be resold for £1 each. (Separate small p&p fee applies).
Operation Wallacea Trust grand prize draw 2011 – 2012
1st prize – A brand new Peugeot 107, but opted for £6,000 cash alternative – Maria Whitfield
“Just to let you know we can confirm at 6.55 this morning my wife had received our fantastic first prize from your raffle. We would both like to thank all at Operation Wallacea for giving us the best news we’ve had for a long time, and now I think my wife should be able to calm down again after being on such a high since Friday night. ” – Darren Whitfield
2nd prize – £2,000 of STA travel vouchers – Ed Wiffin
“An incredible prize, everyone enters never expecting to win, and when I got a call saying I had won second prize, £2000 of sta travel vouchers, I was lost for words! I cant thank you enough for making my year! ” – Ed Wiffin
3rd prize – A six week Operation Wallacea expedition – Mrs Marsh
Operation Wallacea Trust grand prize draw 2010 – 2011
1st prize – A brand new Nissan Pixo – Scott McGready from North Ayrshire
2nd prize – £2,000 of STA travel vouchers – Hamish Martin from Edinburgh
3rd prize – A six week Operation Wallacea expedition – Harriet Swan from London
Operation Wallacea Trust grand prize draw 2009 – 2010
1st prize – A brand new Citroen C1 – Kate Lalor from London
2nd prize – Two around the world tickets – Peter Wakelin
3rd prize – A six week Operation Wallacea expedition – Tim Newberry from Cardiff
Operation Wallacea Trust grand prize draw 2008 – 2009
1st prize – A brand new V W Fox – Michael Wheeldon from Banbury Oxford
2nd prize – two around the world tickets – Emma Steward from Dagenham Essex
3rd prize – A six week Operation Wallacea expedition – Kelly Stewart from Barnstaple Devon
Operation Wallacea Trust Grand Prize Draw 2007-2008
1st prize – A brand new Ford Ka – Jane Bell from Durham
2nd prize – two around the world tickets – Julie Bishop from Eversholt
3rd prize – A six week Operation Wallacea expedition – Chris Dixon from Lancaster