It doesn't have to be skydiving or mountain climbing to be worthwhile. Give back to trees, woods and wildlife while achieving your fitness goals, showing off your skills or simply having fun.

Whether you choose to challenge yourself as an individual or host a fundraising event, there are countless ways to raise money for the Woodland Trust.

Fundraising ideas

Here's some inspiration for fun and simple ways to fundraise:

  • Get baking and host a cake sale. Try adding gluten-free and vegan recipes to your repertoire to broaden your appeal.
  • Give up gifts. Ask friends and family to make a donation to the Woodland Trust instead of buying birthday or Christmas gifts.
  • Clear out your clutter. Hold a garage or car boot sale and put the proceeds towards your fund.
  • Get active. Set yourself a running, walking or cycling challenge.
  • Get together. Organise a coffee morning or afternoon tea for neighbours, friends and family.

Whatever you choose to do, your efforts will help us continue to make a real difference in protecting, restoring and planting native woods for the benefit of wildlife and people.

Credit: WTML

Nine marathons in nine days

London runner Stuart Newton set himself his biggest ever challenge this summer - to run nine marathons back to back to raise money for woods and trees. He'll run more than 235 miles in total in Richmond Park and aims to raise £100,000, half of which will be donated to the Woodland Trust.

“This is by far the greatest challenge of my life," says Stuart, "similar to the challenges facing humanity. If we don’t care for the ecosystem then we will destroy the very system that is keeping us alive. I chose to support the Woodland Trust, because it’s not just important to plant trees, but to protect and restore our ancient woodlands too.”

There's still time to support Stuart's fundraising efforts on his Just Giving page.