When it comes to adventurous outdoor pursuits, it’s difficult to get better than white water rafting. This is the sort of thing you may have seen in movies and on television and thought it looked a blast. But, perhaps you’ve never tried it before. Well, there’s a first time for everything. And, by following these ideas, you could even turn the experience into a charity fundraiser!
Well, the most obvious and simplest form of raising money would be via a race format. You should get people to sponsor as normal, and then offer incentives for a high finish in the race. For instance, people may offer a bonus for finishing in the top three. This is a cool way of adding an edge to the competitive nature as you want to make as much money as possible. There may be quite a few people being sponsored for the same charity, so this is a really great way of increasing the money you raise.
It might also be a good idea to introduce potential challenges into the mix. Come up with ideas for challenges that people may want to sponsor you for. The more challenging or intricate the challenge, the more likely you are to raise money. There are an array of challenges you could come up with such as time trials or having to go a certain route. But, whatever you choose, it’s important to make sure that you stay safe at all times as well. White water rafting can be dangerous and treacherous. You want to raise money, but you need to be able to do it as safely as you possibly can.
On a similar note, you might also decide you’d like to take part with a handicap as well. Now, again, this needs to be something that’s sensible and safe. If you’re an experienced rafter, this is probably something to consider, but not if you’re a beginner. It’s likely that you’ll have supervisors overseeing the trip anyway. So it might be a good idea to speak to them about any handicaps you could introduce. They will be aware of the safe types of handicaps you could implement.
One of the most fun ways of raising funds while taking part in white water rafting would be to dress up. Fancy dress is something that always takes the edge of more serious activities. And the sky’s the limit in terms of how you can dress. You may want to choose the fancy dress according to a particular theme – perhaps something to do with the charity you’re raising for? Again, as with every aspect of white water rafting, you have to make a sensible choice. So, nothing restrictive or too baggy! Make sure you can still operate the raft safely and effectively!