Support our emergency campaign

Join Venture Trust’s campaign to ensure that our participants remain Well, Connected and Ready.

As we begin to come out of lockdown, our work around Scotland will continue to be crucial. By showing your support, and raising money for Venture Trust, you are choosing to stand with those most at risk in Scotland, helping to provide vital support that reaches people disproportionately affected by self-isolation and a disruption of services.

While we’re all following important social distancing guidelines, we need new ways to creatively fundraise! Below are some suggestions of ways you can get involved with supporting Venture Trust, but the sky is the limit (or your back-garden fence is…). Our campaign page is here on JustGiving.

Don’t forget to get in touch with us if you’re thinking of fundraising for Venture Trust, and we can help out with ideas, planning and getting your campaign shared far and wide around social media! Contact katriona@venturetrust.org.uk.


#BagAMunroIn2020 For Venture Trust

Ever wanted to climb a Munro, but never had the time? Missing the great Scottish Hills?

Why not #BagAMunroIn2020 for Venture Trust and show your support.

There are 282 Munros in Scotland, and two have already been bagged... let's see how many more we can get!

Click here to find out more and get some inside tips on the best way to #BagAMunro vitually.


Organise your Own Fundraising Challenge

You can come up with your own challenges to fundraise with from the comfort of your home, or utilise your daily walk with a fun goal.

You can come up with a theme, like the 2.6 theme for the London Marathon this year, and organise your event around that.

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Family fun-day – activities and challenges for parents and kids such as games, baking and artistic challenges
  • Run 10km in your hallway/around your block
  • Learn a new skill – learn a new skill or language. E.g for every £ raised you have to learn a new sentence in a foreign language! Bon Chance!
  • Organise a virtual Quiz
  • A push-up challenge – 50 push-ups every day for a week
  • Have a hot-dog eating competition with others in your house.
  • Save & Donate – for the next month, donate the money you would have spent on your commute/morning coffee
Walk, run, cycle, row, sit up, press up, jump up, quiz, eat, save... choose your own challenge and join Venture Trust’s campaign to keep everyone in Scotland connected and supported during this crisis.

Sign Up for A Virtual Race Online

With so many events being cancelled due to the lockdown, some events holders have transferred their race online.

Paula Wilkie is always up for a challenge, and over the years has been a champion of Venture Trust in many ways. She has also raised funds for us through an assortment of physically demanding challenges. Paula had signed up to take part in the Ratrace's 'Dirty Weekend' on 9 May. Despite not being able to take part in the original challenge, Paula completed a 13 mile run under lockdown conditions.

To keep within restrictions, Paula spent an hour pounding the streets of Glasgow, the remaining time was spent in the courtyard at her flat (see right!).

To try a similar challenge, find a race you’d like to take part in and sign up as normal. Then, on the day, complete the distance, either around your block or your garden – but remember to record your activity on an app (Strava, Runkeeper etc) as proof. Send a screenshot of your completed activity into the event organisers, and they’ll post you your medal!

Runners world have put together a fantastic list of virtual races here if running is your thing.


Help is on hand...

We'd love you to get in touch with us if you'd like to take on a fundraising challenge at this time and will be delighted to be cheering you on, virtually!

You can get in touch with us on 0131 228 7700 or contact Katriona by email at katriona@venturetrust.org.uk

We can help you with ideas and promoting your challenge on social media.

To raise funds online, you can link your own fundraising to our Be Well. Be Connected. Be Ready campaign on JustGiving here in the 'Be a Fundraiser' section.


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who is showing their gratitude for Venture Trust and the work we do during this time.

We are working tirelessly to help those most at risk within our society, and making sure that connection and community are still at the centre of everything we do.

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