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Raising funds by Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a very good way of raising funds.
Over the years, many people have been kind enough to become 'sponsored' and compete or take part in various events to raise funds on behalf of Border Collie Rescue.

During the Foot and Mouth year, many dog clubs around the UK ran events and shows to raise funds for our Foot and Mouth Farm Dog Rescue Program.
Individuals also raised money in various ways from having their head shaved, going on or organising sponsored walks, or running Marathons or shorter runs.

Raising funds for Border Collie Rescue this way can be as imaginative as you want.  Sometimes it's just a bit of fun, other times it may involve attaining a personal goal and helping BCR on the way.

When you wish to set up an event or take part in an event where you are to be sponsored to raise funs for Border Collie Rescue, the first thing to do is to contact us and tell us all about it.

Once we have worked out the details we will register the event and issue you with a reference number and a letter of authorisation so anyone who wants to clarify that what you are doing is genuine can be reassured by sight of the letter and could also contact us for formal verification if need be by quoting the reference on the letter.
This will protect you if anyone should question the validity of what you are doing.

There are various ways you could collect sponsorship, the traditional method being on pledge forms, which we would supply. We would also help you set up an online sponsorship page on so people can sponsor you via debit or credit card and we would set up a page for you on our website so people could sponsor you by sending a cheque to us directly.
If you have any ideas, please contact us and we can help you set up the event and give you a page or section on our website in support of what you are doing.

Some sponsorship ideas

Running Events

There are running events taking place all over the world - marathons, half marathons, 10k's, 5k's and shorter runs for novice runners. Some of the larger organised marathon weekends have a variety of running options for individuals and some also have team events.
For the experienced and more extreme participants there are duathlons which involves cycling as well as running and triathlons which adds swimming to those.

If a runner wants to run for Border Collie Rescue they can pay for their own entry, contact us so we can register the event and sort out the rest of the package and off they go - whatever they raise in sponsorship is great - no pressure.

On the other hand we can offer an opportunity for a runner to enter the event and run for free.
The runner still has to pay for their own entry but we will refund them their entry fee if they meet or exceed a target we mutually agree. We are not greedy and we do not set unobtainable targets.

We used to purchase charity tickets or credits and issue them to people who volunteered to run for us so they did not even have to pay for their own entry but we were surprised how many runners that took that option often only did so because they had missed the deadline for public entries and had no real intention of raising funds for us and we lost out on a lot of runs because they raised less then the entry fee.

Most of these running event organisers charge a charity more for a place than they do a member of the public buying their own place so we have stopped buying them but we are always happy to cover a runners entry fee if they raise enough.
An exception we have come across are running events organised by the Jane Tomlinson charity 'Run for All'.
They organise events from 5k up to a full marathon and some trail runs and walks. Worth checking out.

A list of running events around the UK can be found on the Run Britain website.

If you want to take part in any running event and raise funds for Border Collie Rescue, get in touch.

Other Events

Other than running there are many other events around the UK that can be entered to raise fund by sponsorship.
These include walks, dog walks, swimming, canicross and many others.
A list of various sporting events around the UK can be found here -

If you want to take part in any event and raise funds for Border Collie Rescue, get in touch.

Create your own fundraiser.

What can we say? Use your imagination and go for it.

Coffee mornings. Cake Bakes and sales, Yard sales, Car boots, Shave your head? How long can you sit in a bath of beans? Bath of Ice? Can you wash cars? Play Golf? - have a word with other club members and hold a tournament.
Raffle something off that you don't need. Hold a cookery completion. Run a reverse raffle - last ticket left is the winner!

Organise a fashion show, auction, silent auction, auction of promises, treasure hunt, photo exhibition, pub quiz (anywhere - does not have to be in a pub), a themed tea party, a fancy dress dance, karaoke night,  talent show, eating competition, book sale, pet show, geocaching competition, bingo night (or afternoon) Ect. Etc. Etc.

Surely you can think of more - just make sure it's legal and where appropriate all health and safety factors have been taken care of.

If you want to create your own event and raise funds for Border Collie Rescue, get in touch.

If you would like to organise an event or take part in an event and be sponsored to raise funds for Border Collie Rescue,
please contact us first and tell us about what it is you want to do.

We can register and authorise the event in case you are challenged or need some paperwork to show to event organisers and we may be able to help you set it up and promote it to make it more successful.

The online donation service we use is provided by at no charge to us and they do not take a commission on any monies raised or charge us for processing card donations. Every penny donated comes to us.

Whatever you do - make it fun!

Hoping to hear from you soon with some new and unique ideas


If you are interested in adopting a Border Collie from us,
please do not write to us or email us - we want to speak to you before we start the process.
Please phone us during office hours. Details here.

Calls to our office and mobile will only be answered during our office hours

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