Our members and supporters make our work possible. And sometimes they go to extraordinary lengths and have loads of fun raising money for us.
Right at this moment, there's a good chance that someone somewhere has decided to walk, run, climb or swim to raise vital funds for the Trust. Someone else might be asking friends and relatives to make a donation in lieu of a wedding, Christmas or birthday present.
We’re hugely grateful to everyone who takes the time and effort to fundraise for us. Wild places are better off because of you. Here's some inspiration and ideas if you want to do something great for wild places.
Need some inspiration? Check out these current and past adventures
Oli Warlow - Classic Rock by Bike
Oli completed the amazing feat of climbing and cycling between every route in ‘Classic Rock’- the original climber’s tick-list by Ken Wilson. That’s 2,269m of climbing and 2,500km of cycling - raising over £1,500 for the Trust in memory of a friend and fellow climber Jamie Fisher, who took on the same challenge back in 1997.
Adrienn Hortobagyi - Great Glencoe Challenge
John Muir Trust member Adrienn raised over £300 by taking part in the 26.2 mile ‘trekathon’ from the heart of Glencoe to the foot of Ben Nevis - topping it off with a trip to the summit to end on a high!
Carol Budd - Tiree Half Marathon
In May 2018, Carol ran the Tiree Half Marathon, managing to raise over £800 for the Trust through race sponsorship and a bake sale. If you'd like to raise money for us through a running event, please get in touch!
Bob and Jean Oliver - Wedding donations
When Bob and Jean celebrated their wedding in April 2018 their guests donated over £1,120 in lieu of gifts to mark the couple’s shared love of the wild places and stunning scenery that the Trust protects.
Virgin Money London Marathon
Each year, we have a small number of ‘golden bond’ places for the capital’s marathon run. You need to raise a minimum of £1,000 and be fit for the job. Find out more about our 2018 marathon runners, and how to apply for the 2019 marathon here.
Gathering donations online
Once you've got your idea you'll probably want to set up a fundraising page to collect sponsorship online. It's a great way to raise money and publicise your event. There are several different options including Justgiving, Virgin Money Giving, and My Donate. The Trust recommends Givey as it's completely free for charities so 100% of donations come to us.
Download a sponsorship form
If you want to gather sponsors the traditional way, download our sponsor form. Our Gift Aid form will ensure every pound you raise is worth an extra 25p.
Whatever you choose to do, the Trust can provide support, fundraising tips, promotion and materials. If you have any questions or want to get involved in supporting us please contact Clare Pemberton on 0131 554 0114 or by email.
In the face of dramatically increasing pressures on the land and its inhabitants I believe that it is essential for our wild places to be actively cared for. I firmly believe that the conservation and rehabilitation of nature by the John Muir Trust has long term viability. I give whenever I can. I urge you to do likewise.Paul Rose, Life Member and supporter of the John Muir Trust