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Join the 999 Fundraising Challenge 









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.

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

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 for others.

How do I get started?

To get your 999 Fundraising Challenge Sheet

email and we will send

one to you by email or post.  

Set up your JustGiving fundraising page to collect donations.


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

When do I do it? 

You can do your 999 Fundraising Challenge at any time.

It could be fun to do in the school Easter or Summer holidays, but anytime is OK. 

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.

Thank You! 

To show our appreciation for your time, efforts and fabulous fundraising, we will send you a wonderful Certificate of Thanks.

Do tell us when you've finished your challenge by emailing us at .

It would be lovely if you could also send us a picture of your 999 Challenge Sheet and of you doing your challenges. We'd love to see all the wonderful things you have been doing. 

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. 

Learn to spot 9 star constellations in the night sky.

Earning Activities: 

Clean 9 cars or 9 rooms.

Walk the dog or clean the hamster cage 9 times.

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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THANK YOU for going the extra mile by taking on a 


Please keep in touch and tell us about your challenge: 

Email or call us on 0300 3690108

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

Challenge completed? 

Don't forget to tell us when your challenge is complete so we can send your Certificate of Thanks.


The easiest way to get the money that you fundraise to us is to go to JustGiving and either set up your own 'Start Fundraising' page to collect donations, or click 'Give Now' to pay in other donations. 


Your donations will be used to support our amazing ambulance staff, our heroic volunteers and to support life-saving activities in South West communities. 

Make a one-off or regular donation

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