Fundraising is essential to Durham Widlife Trust. All money raised goes towards improving wildlife conservation from Tees to Tyne.

There are lots of ways you can get involved.

Take part in one of our organised events

For all of our events participants we provide a fundraising pack to help you on your way. Most of our organised events include a t-shirt or a medal for participants, so take a minute to check them out!

Our Premier Fundraising Events

See here for our top upcoming events


We’re asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to Durham Wildlife Trust.

This is a challenge for ALL ages and abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity based around the numbers 26 or 2.6 that suits your skills and complete it on or from Sunday 26 April.

This could be something as simple as pledging to run 2.6 miles as your daily exercise to doing 26 minutes of yoga, or juggling for 26 minutes (or maybe just 2.6 minutes) non-stop.


Great North Run

Find out more and join our 2020 GNR wait-list by emailing 

Great North Mailing List

Give As You Live

Do your Christmas Shopping via Give as you Live and the Wildlife Trust will get something too!

Give As You Live

Register your own event with us


Organising a fundraising event gives you the chance to get together with friends, family and your community to help support Durham Wildlife Trust, and is most importantly about having fun, doing something you love (or trying something new!) for a cause you care about.


Let us know what you are thinking of doing by emailing and we will send you over our fundraising pack to help you get started!


George explains to us how to plan a coffee morning!



Get involved in our Education Fundraiser


We have just launched our new fundraiser for schools


In 2018 we have been fortunate enough to secure £21,250 of funding for a new Education Den on site at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve. This will be a bespoke learning hideaway that will be able to offer a sensory experience for young people and be a huge improvement on our current classroom space. By using light and sound, the interior of the Wildlife Den will re-create the habitats that the children are going to learn about during their visit. The children will be transported into a different habitat such as exploring woodland floor or diving under water into a pond. They will be able to listen to bird song, insects whirring, mammals calling or underwater creatures communicating.


In order to achieve our aim to build The Den we still need to raise an additional £5,740 funding. This is where your school comes in. We are asking your school to consider Durham Wildlife Trust’s Education Den in your 18-19 academic fundraising calendar.


We will provide e-fundraising packs with ideas and sponsor forms as well as a shout out on our website and social media for schools that get involved. We will also provide a point of contact at Durham Wildlife Trust who will support your fundraising.


Our top 5 fundraising schools will be invited to send representatives to the grand opening of the Den and our top fundraising school will receive a free bespoke education session.


We hope that you will be able to show your support for the future of wildlife and educating future generations about conservation.


To register for your free fundraising pack email or call 0191 5843112.


Other ways you can help


Become a member

From just £2.50 a month


Give a gift membership

From just £2.50 a month


Treat yourself

From bags to bug boxes in our shop


Come along to an event

Join us at one of our reserves for one of our unique events


Donate in memory of a loved one

Find out how you can donate in memory of a loved one


Leave a Legacy and a lasting gift