Fundraising ideas

Put the fun into fundraising, using your imagination and interests to raise vital funds for Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

Fundraising for your favourite cause can be both fun and rewarding. We're sure you can come up with all sorts of brilliant ideas, but here are a few to get your started:

Decorated iced cupcakes displayed on a cake stand

Bake-offs

Can you compete with the Great British Bake Off contestants by holding your own bake-off amongst friends, family or work colleagues? Get judging and sell the tasty results to raise money for the arboretum! Need a venue or a judging panel? Get in touch to discuss how we can help!

Dress down days

Ideal for schools and workplaces with a strict dress code - can you persuade your head teacher to hold a non-uniform day in return for a donation to support Westonbirt? Or perhaps your office mates would love to take part in a nature-themed fancy dress competition?

SponsorshipLady running a 10K sponsored run

Whether you want to take part in a fun run, walk, swim, cycle, get friends and family to sponsor you and raise money for Westonbirt whilst doing the thing you love. Some of these could even take place at the arboretum!

For the less sporty amongst you, there are endless options from a sponsored silence or head shaving, to giving up chocolate or wine for a month!

Quizzes or competitions

Why not get friends, family and colleagues to test their knowledge? Hold a quiz night where teams give a donation to enter and the winners take home a fab prize!


If you're considering raising money for the Arboretum, don't be a stranger! We're here to help and may be able to provide advice, prizes or a venue for your fundraising activity.

We can't wait to hear your idea. Get in touch on 0300 067 3300 or fundraising@fowa.org.uk

Run for the trees

Do you love running or want to start? Find out more about supporting the arboretum in our annual Westonbirt 10k

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Support Westonbirt your way. Find out how else you can support the arboretum.