Choose an event you'll enjoy
Choose an activity you will enjoy organising. If people see that you’re having a good time they are more likely to support you. We've got plenty of fundraising ideas to inspire you, including the great charity event ideas in the guide below.
Keep it simple
The best fundraising projects are often the simplest. Be realistic about your time and cost your event carefully.
Keep a checklist so you know exactly what needs to be done at each stage.
Decide on a date
Check the calendar for any clashes such as a big football match or a friend’s birthday!
Work out a budget
Set yourself a fundraising target and make sure it’s around three times as much as you spend.
Tell everyone about your event
Social media is a great and simple way of communicating your event, run or challenge to your friends and family, and can create a real buzz.
If you have a personal reason for supporting us and are happy to share your story add this into your posts and any press releases. It will help your supporters feel connected to you, your event and us.
You can read more about promoting your event here.
Try to keep costs down
Ask local businesses to help out. You could ask if they would donate raffle prizes or cover the cost of printing leaflets or posters about your event.
After the event remember to thank everyone who helped out or supported you.
Let them know how much you’ve raised and thank them for their support.
Get in touch with us
Register your event so we can support you and provide you with free fundraising materials, like stickers and blank posters with space to write details of your events.
Send in the money!
Please send in the money you raise quickly so that we can start putting it to use. Thanks!