When 2nd Ascot guides decided they wanted to embark on the trip of a lifetime to Mexico, they knew that fundraising would need to happen. What they didn’t anticipate was how much fun, knowledge and experience they would gain, and how much money they would raise whilst doing it.

Starting their fundraising adventure 2 years in advance of the trip, 2nd Ascot Guides raised a whopping £21,000 – meaning the contribution needed from the girls was minimal. Here are their top fund raising tips:

1. Bucket Collections Go a Long Way
From Ascot Races to School Fayres and Garden Centres, the girls from 2nd Ascot Guides did bucket collections over two years, with even the smallest of loose change helping towards their fundraising target.

2. Think Outside the Box
No job was too big (or small) for 2nd Ascot Guides – with the group taking part in choral singing, school fayres and car washing. They even took part in an evening of picking up firework debris around the local area.

3. Consistency is Key
Arguably the biggest key to a successful fundraiser is consistency, write a plan and stick to it. 2nd Ascot Guides set out to fund-raise at least 2 weekends a month, and by sticking to this plan were able to raise £21,000 in two years.

Watch the video below to find out some more fundraising tips from 2nd Ascot guides…