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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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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

Event type


Event is completed


I wish the Team every success
Donation by Paul Taylor
on 20-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Well done, some excellent races and some excellent coverage. (:
Donation by JH
on 15-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Enjoyed watching the races, looked tough but hope you all enjoyed the experience.
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Hope the experience was great.
Donation by Gordon & Gail
on 11-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Great to watch you all competing via the online services and am particularly liking the ontheredline website...great initiative! Well done all. :)
Donation by LF
on 11-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Really enjoying following your progress so far. Good luck with the rest of the competition.
Donation by Pauline Tryner
on 09-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Wishing you success. And enjoy the experience.
Donation by Hedley Calderbank
on 08-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Some very good performances already - keep it going.
Donation by Miriam and David Rosen
on 07-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Good Luck to everyone in Latvia
Donation by Lorna Eades
on 05-08-2018
Go for it!! :)
Donation by Neville Young
on 04-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,708.10
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £6,708.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £8,054.69

Donations closed

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