There are lots of ways you can get involved
With your help, WasteAid can help more communities improve employment, equality and their environment.
WasteAid Week 2017, 20-26th November. Across the country, people are organising fundraising activities to support decent waste management around the world! Be inspired with our fundraising ideas and Hall of Fame below, and help spread the word! See our A-Z of fundraising ideas, download our Fundraising Events Toolkit and Sponsorship Form, or simply set up your JustGiving page and start promoting your event.
Support us – Donate a regular amount through JustGiving to help communities get their waste sorted. For the price of a weekly cup of coffee, you can make lasting change.
Don’t Send a Card – Reduce waste and raise money for WasteAid by sending an e-card to friends and family. Choose from a range of cool designs.
Book a speaker – Invite us to talk at your conference or event, or to launch your WasteAid fundraiser.
Volunteer – Are you a Waste or Development Professional who could contribute time and expertise? WasteAid and VSO have partnered to offer volunteering opportunities abroad. If you would like to gain hands-on experience developing waste and recycling systems in low-income countries, this is the perfect opportunity! See our CSR page for further information.
We welcome new partnerships with development organisations and the international donor community. Please contact WasteAid for further information about how we can help you achieve your goals through waste management and recycling projects.
FUNDRAISING HALL OF FAME
Our supporters have done some pretty impressive things to raise crucial funds and awareness for WasteAid…
Fool’s Gold Clothes Sale and Live Music Event On 3 October, Fool’s Gold Events are hosting a quality clothing swap and sale event about finding value in otherwise forgotten places. Taking place at Juju’s Bar and Stage in Shoreditch, London, Fool’s Gold promise an evening of pop-up sales, “bestover” food, drink and a live band and DJ – all in aid of WasteAid!
For event info visit the Fool’s Gold facebook page.
Resource Futures Ramble in the Mendips: The Resource Futures team is venturing out into the Mendip Hills on 23 September to raise money for WasteAid UK. Senior Consultant, Ed Cook, who spent time with the charity in The Gambia earlier this year is leading the group on an eight-mile trek. “It was fascinating to see how innovative people are being with resources whilst in The Gambia with WasteAid. The charity’s work supports communities in setting up effective waste management practices and ways to make the best use of resources in their community. This walk is one way we felt that we could help contribute to that important work, as well as continuing to support their engagement work.”
Dunton Environmental face the Peak District Challenge: Dunton Technologies is taking part in a sponsored 25km/16 mile walk for WasteAid. The Peak District Copper Challenge is a 25km (16 mile) walk through the Peak District at Hathersage/Derwent Valley. “Joining the walk will not only be heaps of fun, create new memories and offer a physical challenge but it will also provide an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful clean countryside which we work to restore.”
Frith Resource Management’s Cash for Trash Game: At the waste management exhibition RWM in September, regular WasteAid supporters Frith Resource Management created a new fundraising game, Cash for Trash. Participants had to guess the value of the net of recyclable items, and for every entry, Frith donated £1 to WasteAid. The game proved so popular that the team raised over £200! Thanks everyone who entered, and to Frith RM and sister company Credibly Green for the great idea!
Paul Sinha hosts CIWM Gala Dinner to raise over £5.5k: The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management’s annual Gala Dinner at RWM exhibition once again supported WasteAid. Well known stand-up comedian and TV talent Paul Sinha hosted the evening and helped raise the profile of WasteAid among hundreds of professional waste managers. A great night was had by all, and everyone was hugely generous, raising a fantastic £5,500!
Waste World Cup 2017: The waste industry’s premier football tournament supported the charity WasteAid UK, to help raise funds for waste services in developing countries. Taking place at Northampton University on Friday 1 September, this year marked the 15th anniversary of the mixed-gender waste industry football tournament. Over 250 visitors from across the sector attended on the day.
Fundraising for WasteAid UK will also be taking place throughout the day including via the ‘WasteAid Crossbar Challenge’. WasteAid’s Mike Webster said, ““Our goal is to help people deliver low-cost and local waste management, wherever they are. Adopting a community-scale approach to waste management helps score the hat-trick of improved health, better jobs and a protected environment.”
Charlie Wild takes on the Jurassic Coast: WasteAid supporter Charlie Wild embarked on an epic litter pick of the Jurassic Coast to support waste management in low-income countries. Congratulations on completing your goal Charlie! Anyone can run their own litter picking fundraising challenge – simply set up your JustGiving account and get the sponsorship rolling in. Every £1 supports projects and advocacy for better waste management for all.
Walk for Waste 2017 to England’s highest peak: A team of 25 waste management enthusiasts climbed Scafell Pike and raised almost £6,000! The climb took them group through fog, hail, 50mph winds and horizontal rain, and they amazingly kept smiling all the way! This is the second annual Walk for Waste, WasteAid’s most popular fundraising event. Keep in touch and join us next year, it’s a great way to make new friends and tackle a challenge together.
Frith Resource Management trek for trash: Two members of the FRM team completed the Bridgnorth Walk a 22-mile trek which includes walking up and down Brown Clee hill (the highest hill in Shropshire (1170ft)). They completed the walk in just over 5 hours and raised just under £200 in sponsorship through JustGiving. They thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, the weather conditions were perfect and not too many blisters either!
Material Matters Art Exhibition, Turner Gallery: Artist Matt Phillips nominated WasteAid as his chosen charity for the Turner exhibition entitled “Material Matters”. Curated by GoFigurative for Turner Media, the exhibition took place in the London home of CNN, TNT and Cartoon Network. Matt’s artwork can be seen at his online gallery – and he is continuing to support WasteAid – thank you Matt!
CDEnviro’s WasteAid Week 2016: CDEnviro sponsored a week full of different fundraising events in support of WasteAid Week 2016! Ranging from a Tacky Tie contest, to Guess the Number of Sweets, to a clothing drive and multiple litter-picks throughout the community, the week flew by as CDEnviro featured various activities to raise both awareness and money for WasteAid UK. Finishing up the week with a 5K run, CDEnviro was excited to receive support throughout the company in order to finish the week of fundraising on such a high note with incredible participation and engagement. In just one week, our fundraising heroes at CDEnviro raised over £1,400! Huge thanks to everyone involved.
Chartered Institution of Wastes Management Gala Dinner 2016: In September 2016 the UK waste management sector came together for the RWM exhibition and glittering CIWM Gala Dinner. Thanks to the generosity of individuals who appreciate the importance of waste management around the world (and some superb auctioning by the BBC’s Garry Richardson) we raised over £7,000! A huge thanks to CIWM and everyone who attended the event.
The Great Re-Cycle raises over £1,000 for WasteAid UK: Having covered a 70 mile route covered the entire length of the Basingstoke Canal, along the River Wey and finally the River Thames, our team of cyclists completed their sponsored bike ride at London Waterloo Station, raising a whopping £1,000 in sponsorship through JustGiving. Congratulations to everyone who participated and thanks for supporting WasteAid UK, let’s hope you inspire others too, because #wastematters!
The sky’s the limit: Carolyn Couch, Waste and Recycling Manager at the University of Southampton, has leapt from a plane to raise money for WasteAid UK. There’s still time to sponsor Carolyn for this brave feat please, so please visit our JustGiving page. Thanks Carolyn – what a star!
Walk for Waste 2016 is a Fundraising Success: WasteAid UK’s first major fundraising event saw twenty five people climb to the top of Mount Snowdon to help tackle the global waste crisis. Our sponsorship page is looking incredible and we’d like to congratulate the Walk for Waste team for their amazing support. This was the first major fundraising event for WasteAid UK and we have been thrilled at the enthusiasm shown by everyone involved. It’s not easy climbing a mountain, and the view from the top looks, well, a little grey – but your efforts were well worthwhile!