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Join the 999 Fundraising Challenge! 

This summer join the fundraising fun by completing your own '999 Fundraising Challenge' to support our amazing ambulance staff and volunteers. 

What do I do? 

Just pick 3 different things and do them 9 times each.

For example, bake 9 cakes, walk 9 miles and learn how to spot 9 different species of bird.  

Why 9 and 9 and 9?

It is important to remember the number 999. You may need to use a phone to call 999 if someone is very sick or injured and needs an ambulance to take them to hospital.

How do I raise money?

  • Ask people to sponsor you to complete your challenge.

  • Or you could sell things that you make.

  • Or you could earn money by doing jobs and chores.

How do I join in?

  • Download your challenge sheet.

  • Set up your JustGiving fundraising page. 

  • Get started, tell people what you are doing and ask them to support you. 

When do I do it? 

Complete your 999 Fundraising Challenge in July, August and September 2022. 

Can adults do the 999 Fundraising Challenge?

Absolutely! This challenge is for young people and the young at heart. Just pick challenging activities to maximise your fundraising.

Thanking You 

To show our appreciation for your time, efforts and support, we will send every participant a wonderful Certificate of Thanks with your name on. 


Ideas for your 999 Fundraising Challenge...

Arts & crafts activities:

Paint or draw 9 pictures.

Build 9 Lego models or 9 sandcastles.

Learn 9 new stitches to knit, sew or crochet.

Take 9 brilliant photographs. 


Food & drink activities:

Make 9 recipes or taste 9 new foods.

Bake 9 different cakes or biscuits.

Cook and eat 9 different shapes of pasta.

Make 9 different drinks (for yourself and others). 


Learning activities:

Read 9 books. Write 9 stories. Learn 9 poems.

Learn to sing or play 9 songs.

Learn to count up to 9 in a different language.

Learn 9 new jokes or magic tricks.





Physical activities:

Run, walk or cycle 9km or for 9 hours.

Do 9 different yoga moves, dance steps or skips.

Do 9 ‘keepy-uppies’ on each foot. 

Swim, sail, row, canoe, kayak 9km. 


Nature & wildlife activities:

Photograph, draw or learn to spot 9 different species of trees, birds or flowers.

Visit 9 natural places e.g. beaches, woods or parks. 

Recognise 9 star constellations in the night sky.

Earning Activities: 

Clean 9 cars or 9 rooms.

Walk 9 dogs.

Wash and dry the dishes 9 times.

Sort your waste for recycling 9 times. 

Do a sponsored silence for 9 hours. 

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Please keep in touch and tell us about your challenge: 


Call us on 0300 3690108

Post on social media using the hashtag #999Fundraising and tag us @swambulancecharity (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) or @swa_charity (Twitter).​

Challenge completed? 

Do let us know when your challenge is complete so we can send your Certificate of Thanks. 

Don't forget to send in the money that you have raised

Make a one-off or regular donation

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