How to raise money for rabies prevention

It's click easy - raising money online

Raise money just by doing what you do. GARC is now registered with which means you can raise about $0.01 for rabies prevention with every internet search you make. It doesn’t sound like much but it adds up and over the course of 2014 you could raise as much as $100. Just by searching the internet.

To get started, register with and select Global Alliance for Rabies Control as your cause and use as your search engine. It is totally FREE for you to use, and every time you do you earn money to prevent the torment and suffering rabies causes.

The only catch is remembering to use Goodsearch for every search (which is not that much of a catch). Goodsearch is operated by Yahoo.

If you’re in the US, you can also raise money when you shop online at 1000s of retailers by entering your retailer's website through A small percentage of what you pay is donated to us – but your shopping costs the same. You could even save money with exclusive coupons for Goodshop users.

You can raise money in the same way - by browsing the internet and shopping online - with



If you’re in the UK, you can do the same by shopping through Participating retailers include Amazon, John Lewis, Argos, Apple, Game, Next and Tesco.

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Goodsearch, iGive and Easyfundraising all have the option to install browser extensions. These will detect when you visit a qualifying website and prompt you to activate your donation.  

(Remember, your donation only supports rabies prevention when you select Global Alliance for Rabies Control as your cause).


Raising money via a sponsored event is simple.

  1. Decide what you want to do for sponsorship - there are some examples below but it could be anything from swimming to dog walking
  2. Create a fundraising page via JustGiving
  3. Encourage your friends and people in your networks to sponsor you
  4. Tell us about your plans so we can support your efforts - and thank you!
  5. Do your activity - this bit may be hard work bit but we hope you have fun too!

Or, you might consider selling an unwanted item on ebay and donating the proceeds to GARC.

If you have any other ideas, please let us know! We'd love to share them.


On September 27, 2012, walkers set off along Smuggler's Way on a 37 mile walk across from Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall to Looe on the south coast. The terrain was, at times, challenging and the walk took them 3 days to complete.

Not everyone walked however: one of the group chose to run the course and did so in just a day, arriving only 30 minutes after the walkers.

In total, the group raised £566. A wonderful effort - thank you all!

TwoStar - Trans-Atlantic Boat Race

In June 2012, Trevor Drew and his team-mate Richard Palmer took part in the two-handed trans-Atlantic boat race, 'Two-Star'. Not for the faint-hearted, this race is renowned as one of the most challenging in the world.

"The prevailing winds are against you for most of the race, and, to sail the shortest distance, you have to go quite a way north along the "great circle" route. So, it is cold and icebergs are a risk, even in June" said Trevor before the race. 

As well as being an accomplished yachtsman, Trevor is head of Virology at AHVLA and undertook the race in aid of GARC.

They completed their eventful journey in 22 days, 2 hours and 48 minutes, arriving in Newport to a canon salute and tying-up in the midst of a thunderstorm.

Trevor raised £620 (approx $940) for GARC.

Well done Trevor and Richard! And thank you!

Knacker Cracker Race

On the first of January 2011, most of us were sleeping off New Years Eve celebrations, but Ashley Banyard from the Veterinary Laboratories Association (UK) dressed up in high security unit labwear and mask to raise awareness of rabies and run in the 2011 New Year ‘Knacker Cracker’ race.

A recordbreaking 300 runners turned out, many in fancy dress, to race up and down 5 steep hills (more than 2500ft of elevation) and cross a river on stepping stones. 

Unperturbed by cold weather, mud, an injury, and the race’s reputation as the toughest 10km race in the UK, he completed it in just 78 minutes.

Go Ashley, go!