Fundraising is where the expedition experience really begins; bringing the team together as you start to develop some of those essential expedition skills! We know that raising the money for an expedition can seem daunting, but in our experience any young person who wants to go on an expedition can raise the money - as long as they are committed!
Fundraising is a lesson in managing money, record keeping, self-motivation and target achievement. Universities and employers respect the commitment and entrepreneurship that a young person demonstrates in this phase.
There are two types of fundraising and most people do a mixture of both; Individual Fundraising and Team Fundraising. Take a look around this section of our website where you can find out everything we've learnt about expedition fundraising and start to get some ideas of your own!
Will and Ben teamed up with a local butcher to develop their own sausage recipe. They’ve been running bbqs, selling hot dogs, holding bangers and mash nights and even selling packets of the sausages! They raised funds for Ecuador and learnt valuable business and catering skills!
Since deciding to go to Ecuador this year, I’ve learnt a lot with making the money myself, rather than relying on parents etc - so it's not just life shockers once you’re there but you learn life lessons along the way too!
"Since deciding to go to Zambia this year, I've learnt a lot with making the money myself, rather than relying on parents etc - so it's not just life shockers once you're there but you learn life lessons along the way too!"