Beady eyes. Hairy legs. Menacing fangs. One in five people are afraid of spiders! Here’s how you could face them.
Shake hands with fear. Hold a spider.
Check the shed. Search the loft. Comb the basement. House spiders are pretty easy to track down. Or you could pop to a local pet shop to find a hairy friend to hold.
Could you handle holding a tarantula?
Eight eyes. Eight legs. Get in touch with local pet shops and zoos for a chance to get up close to one of the natural world’s most frightening arachnids.
Give up control and let a spider crawl all over you.
Imagine how a spider creeping across your body would feel. Your arms. Your legs. Your face. Now imagine how much your friends and family would donate to see that!
Do you have a question about how to face your fear of spiders? Don’t worry, we have a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help you beat your fear.
If you’ve got another way to face your fear of spiders that’s great! You can face your fear in your own way.
If you’re not afraid of spiders, choose another fear to face.
Not ready to Face a Fear yet? Don’t worry, you can still donate to the BHF and support our fearless researchers as they work towards beating heart and circulatory diseases forever.