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Fundraise

From cake sales to marathons, you could turn your own adventures into impact by fundraising for Calvert Exmoor...

The work we carry out wouldn’t be possible without continued support from people like you – thank you so much!

On this page, you’ll find a guide on some ways you could support us. If you’d like any further information or support in your fundraising efforts then please contact fundraising@calvert-trust.org.uk or phone us on 01598 763221.

Every year, we need to raise vital funds that:

  • provide bursary support to guests with disabilities who would not be able to visit us without financial assistance
  • maintain and upkeep our incredible facilities
  • help to replace any vital equipment that has lived its full life and is essential to the work we do
  • cover the ‘bednight funding gap’ – the gap between the subsidised rate that guests pay to stay and the true cost of them staying. As a charity, we keep our tariffs affordable for guests, but this means we have to fundraise the funding gap.
  • cover other core costs across the centre such as energy bills, vet bills for our horses, salary and training costs of our incredible staff and more…

As a charity, we fundraise to subsidise the rate we offer to guests, so they don’t pay the full cost of a break. With inflationary centre costs, and the impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on guests being able to afford a break, we are having to raise even more funds to cover this gap, as well as to update activity equipment, invest in the estate and provide a bursary scheme.

You can rest in the knowledge that 100% of every £1 you fundraise will go directly towards our vital work.

However you decide to help, our supporters tell us that dedicating time to raise money for Calvert Exmoor is highly rewarding. You’ll be part of something incredible and feel a sense of pride in helping people with disabilities fulfil their potential.

A checklist for fundraising for Calvert Exmoor

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    Decide how you want to raise money

    This could be through running a 5K, organising an event, a sponsored silence, or much more!

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    Online or in-person?

    You can either set up an online fundraiser/donation page OR you can request a Fundraising Form from us, where you can write down the names of your donors and collect the donations yourself through cash or BACS, before sending it to us at the end of your campaign.

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    Set a fundraising target

    This could be as small or large as you like. Make sure you're challenging yourself but also realistic, knowing that in the long-run, any money raised is such a significant act for a charity like us!

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    Use social media to spread the word

    Whether you're running an event or a race, you can shout about it on social media platforms, asking people to share it far and wide… Make sure to send us any information we might need to publicise it on our own sites.

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    Send off your money raised

    Once your campaign or event has finished, it's time to send the money to Calvert Exmoor. You can do this through the 'Donate' button, BACS, by cheque or by dropping into our reception with cash. Please make sure you contact us via email or phone to let us know of any donations you're making, so we know where it's coming from!

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    Addresses

    Send by post to:
    Fundraising team, Calvert Trust Exmoor, Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4SJ

    Email to:
    fundraising@calvert-trust.org.uk

Donate here

You can donate your total fundraised money using this online form.
(e.g. Harry's book ; boys' coats )

Donation form

Fundraising Suggestions

These are just some ideas we've collected from previous fundraisers as well as our staff. Click on each image to see some suggestions…
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Ideas for Children

4 children and an adult holding a toddler are under a wooden-built shelter between two trees, smiling at the camera and eating marshmallows.

Ideas for Children

  • Have a sale – old toys, clothes, household items, you name it!
  • Put on a bake sale
  • Do a sponsored silence
  • Get sponsored to dress up
  • Start a regular ‘non-uniform’ day at school for a £1 entry fee
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Individual Fundraising

A woman wearing a white vest top saying 'Donna' with the Calvert Exmoor logo is running under a stone bridge with people around her also wearing sports gear and race numbers. She has her arms up in the air and is smiling at the camera.

Individual Fundraising

  • Get sponsored to give up a guilty pleasure
  • Have a spring clean and auction off items
  • Shave it off – get sponsored to shave off your hair, eyebrows or maybe even wax your legs!
  • Bikeathon – cycles across the country with a buddy and get fit whilst raising money
  • Long sponsored walk
  • Run a marathon – we have runners sponsor us every year. Contact us for more information and to register your interest in the London Marathon with us.
  • Empty your pockets – any loose change at the end of each day/week, pop into a jar and donate this when it’s full
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Community Fundraising Events

A naturally-lit wooden room with glass doors at the back is filled with people sitting in chairs with a hand up in the air each. There is a man in a blue shirt, holding and speaking into a microphone with one hand in the air.

Community Fundraising Events

  • Hold a ‘Come Dine With Me’ event
  • Put on a music concert
  • Host a quiz night
  • Run a fashion show and auction off clothes at the end
  • Hold a raffle – ask local businesses and shops to donate prizes
  • Host a movie night
  • Rent a local village hall for an event

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