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Beady eyes. Hairy legs. Menacing fangs. One in five people are afraid of spiders! Here’s how you could face them.

Get leggy

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.

We think you can raise £75

I'll hold a spider

Tickle a tarantula

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.

We think you can raise £100

I'll do it

Get wild

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!

We think you can raise £150

I'll hold a tarantula

Got a question?

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.

Read our FAQs

Got a better idea?

If you’ve got another way to face your fear of spiders that’s great! Sign up and show us how it’s done.

I'll face spiders my own way

Challenge someone!

Do you know someone afraid of spiders? Tag them in a social media post and challenge them to face their fear and raise money for the BHF.

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