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Sarah Brown

We are fundraising for the British Athletes selected to run the World Orienteering Championships in Latvia starting on August 4th.

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The Orienteering Foundation

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Donations accepted until 22-08-2018

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We are fundraising for the GB team via The Orienteering Foundation (for more information see Donations made via this page will help reduce the level of athlete contributions to WOC 2018.
The success of last year's campaign really helped many of the athletes, easing financial pressure and being boosted by the support shown by the orienteering community.
2018 is the last full WOC with both forest and sprint races, and is also a year of the biennial European Champs (EOC). 13 of the 14 of athletes attending WOC also went to EOC in Switzerland, gaining a bronze medal and 3 podium places. Athlete costs were £700 each. The Orienteering Foundation gave grants to some athletes, and extra funds came from the athlete-led Scottish Spring weekend.

So, what can you do to help? We invite you to contribute towards the cost of sending a GB team to WOC 2018. Donations both small and large will make a difference.
Any surplus received above the target will be treated as donations to the Orienteering Foundation general fund. The trustees would be mindful of the cause that which generated the funds when considering future grant applications for GB team projects.

Event details

World Orienteering Championships 2018

For WOC 2018, British Orienteering pays entry fees and accreditation. Athletes fund their travel to Latvia, accommodation and travel to the competitions. This is estimated to be £600 each.
These expenses are just part of the story as the athletes incur many costs through the rest of the year - in general for training and other competitions, and in balancing their work against their need for training and recovery. So, for example they work part-time or negotiate additional unpaid leave with employers.

Your contribution will help the team's preparation and performance and there is a plus side for orienteering. Through the achievements of the GB team, there is a wealth of top class experience to draw on and, increasingly good results to help inspire a new generation of young orienteers. Members of the squad are involved in Q and A sessions (Scottish 6 day and JK day 1), helping at prize giving (JK) and doing interviews for television (BBC Adventure Show) and websites ( All these things promote the best of orienteering.

For more information on the initiative and athlete news, please go to

Event date

18-June-2018 00:00  - 
22-July-2018 00:00

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Good luck in Latvia. We will be glued to the computer, following your dots all week.
Donation by Anonymous
on 16-07-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-07-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go Team GB!!
Donation by Richard Pay
on 05-07-2018
Because I believe our senior GB athletes inspire our Junior GB athletes who in turn inpsire their club members, which all builds a healthy orienteering scene I'm donating my day's work on Saturday. Good luck Team GB!
Donation by Graham Watson
on 04-07-2018
£37.50 gift aid
Go hard and have fun.
Donation by WCOC member
on 04-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Happy to donate towards this worthwhile cause.
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-07-2018
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-07-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck . really appreciate the hard work you put in
Donation by Clive Wilkinson
on 02-07-2018
£37.50 gift aid
Good luck to all
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-07-2018
£7.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,783.10
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,783.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,329.69

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