Fundraise

Fundraise

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Help us to raise funds for wildlife!

There are lots of things you can do to help:

To discuss your fundraising idea or if you have a fundraising query please contact us on 01727 858901, email fundraising@hmwt.org or click on the links below to find out more!

Fundraising for the Trust

Active Challenges

Whether you're taking part in an organised event such as a marathon or local fun-run, or planning your own fundraising event - we can help!

Get started by creating your own fundraising page with Just Giving.

Let us know about your plans at fundraising@hmwt.org - we have a number of resources to help you with your fundraising activities, including poster templates and sponsorship forms, as well as tips and advice for running a successful event or activity, or completing a personal 'active challenge'. 

Celebration Giving

Celebrating something? Tell us about it! Ask your family and friends to support local wildlife instead of giving gifts on your special day.  We are keen to help you in any way we can. We can send donation forms and Gift Aid envelopes, as well as Trust literature for you to give out to friends and family.  They can even donate online too - selecting 'Celebration Giving' on the donation form. 

We would love to support you in any way we can so if you need some help get in touch with our fundraising team by simply emailing or fundraising@hmwt.org or calling 01727 858901. 

Recycling mobile phones and ink cartridges

Whether you’re an individual or a business, you can easily raise money for Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust just by recycling your old mobile phones and inkjet/ink-tank cartridges.

Register with our recycling partners, Recycle4Charity, and receive your freepost envelope or collection box!

Don’t have an inkjet printer? Use Zero Waste Recycling to recycle your toner print cartridges*. Click here to arrange a collection. *Unfortunately, Zero Waste Recycling does not offer a free collection service.

For more information, please contact us at fundraising@hmwt.org.

Host a collection tin

If you own or manage a local business such as a shop, cafe or pub and would like to help your local Wildlife Trust raise funds by hosting a collection tin, please contact the Fundraising Team on fundraising@hmwt.org or call 01727 858901.

The Weather Lottery

Take part in the Weather Lottery for as little as £1 a week. Join now and you could scoop the £25,000 weekly jackpot.

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust have partnered with The Weather Lottery Plc, the UK's leading fundraising lottery.

They give you the chance to support the good cause close to your heart - your local Wildlife Trust - whilst also having the chance to win huge prizes in their weekly lottery draw.

How it works

The Lottery results are calculated using the temperatures from selected destinations around Europe on a particular day each week.

Players are assigned 6 numbers when registering, that are then checked against the last 6 digits of temperatures in Fahrenheit that are published in the Daily Mail on the day of the draw.

Sign up today

You can play and support Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust for as little as £1 per week. Simply visit www.theweatherlottery.com and sign up to play.

Alternatively, please download your entry form here and return to The Weather Lottery's freepost address: FREEPOST THE WEATHER LOTTERY

Everyday fundraising

Just by simply switching your search engine or by shopping online, you can help the Trust raise money without costing you a penny! Simply register with the sites below, select Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust as your chosen charity and start shopping!

Click on the links below to find out more about each site:

 

Buy bird food from Vine House Farm

Vine House Farm

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Vine House Farm, an award winning farm with an inspiring commitment to nature conservation - bringing wildlife friendly farming and gardening together.

Commitment to The Wildlife Trusts

Vine House Farm is dedicated to supporting the work of The Wildlife Trusts and donates a proportion of their sales to their customers' local Wildlife Trust, as well as donation for every new customer. Over the last 10 years, the partnership between Vine House Farm and The Wildlife Trusts has raised over £1 million distributed across the country.

Five Reasons to Purchase from Vine House Farm  

  1. Vine House Farm directly supports your local Wildlife Trust, with 4.5% commission on all purchases made in your local area and £5 for every new customer. So, tell your friends!
  2. Award winning farm and conversation work with most of their seed mixes grown and delivered directly from their farm
  3. All prices including delivery, no hidden charges, next day delivery
  4. Large range of bird food, feeders, nest boxes and accessories
  5. Excellent, friendly customer service with great information and advice about our wild birds

Any purchase you make will help raise even more to help protect Hertfordshire's wildlife. Request a catalogue on 01775 630208 or visit Vine House Farm's website.

The Fundraising Promise

This promise outlines the commitment made to donors and the public by fundraising organisations which register with the Fundraising Regulator. Those who register with the regulator agree to ensure their fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful. The standards for fundraising are set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice, which as members the Trust is committed to adhere to.

If you have any concerns about the way we fundraise, we encourage you to get in touch with your feedback. Please do so by contacting our Head of Fundraising and Communications, Emma Norrington, on 01727 858901 or emma.norrington@hmwt.org

For more information, contact the Fundraising Regulator.

We will commit to high standards

  • We will adhere to the Fundraising Code of Practice.
  • We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with
    us to raise funds, to ensure that they comply with the Code of
    Fundraising Practice and with this Promise.
  • We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising.
  • We will display the Fundraising Regulator badge on our fundraising
    material to show we are committed to good practice.

We will be clear, honest and open

  • We will tell the truth and we will not exaggerate.
  • We will do what we say we are going to do with donations we
    receive.
  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do.
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and
    change a regular donation.
  • Where we ask a third party to fundraise on our behalf, we will make
    this relationship and the financial arrangement transparent.
  • We will be able to explain our fundraising costs and show how they
    are in the best interests of our cause if challenged.
  • We will ensure our complaints process is clear and easily accessible.
  • We will provide clear and evidence based reasons for our decisions
    on complaints.  

We will be respectful

  • We will respect your rights and privacy.
  • We will not put undue pressure on you to make a gift. If you do not
    want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision.
  • We will have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable
    circumstances and it will be available on request.
  • Where the law requires, we will get your consent before we contact
    you to fundraise.
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way
    we will not do so. We will work with the Telephone, Mail and
    Fundraising Preference* Services to ensure that those who choose
    not to receive specific types of communication don’t have to.

*The new Fundraising Preference Service is only applicable to charities with a fundraising spend of £100k or more per annum. 

We will be fair and reasonable

  • We will treat donors and the public fairly, showing sensitivity and
    adapting our approach depending on your needs.
  • We will take care not to use any images or words that intentionally
    cause distress or anxiety.
  • We will take care not to cause nuisance or disruption to the public.

We will be accountable and responsible

  • We will manage our resources responsibly and consider the impact of
    our fundraising on our donors, supporters and the wider public.
  • If you are unhappy with anything we’ve done whilst fundraising, you
    can contact us to make a complaint. We will listen to feedback and
    respond appropriately to compliments and criticism we receive.
  • We will have a complaints procedure, a copy of which will be available
    on our website or available on request.
  • Our complaints procedure will let you know how to contact the
    Fundraising Regulator in the event that you feel our response is
    unsatisfactory.
  • We will monitor and record the number of complaints we receive each
    year and share this data with the Fundraising Regulator on request.