If you are organising your own fundraising event, we'd love to hear about it. Follow the steps below and we'll be in touch with you.
This will be your most important fundraising tool. Raising money can sometimes be a daunting prospect, but it's not as hard as you think if you're organised and plan well in advance. Choose your event, be it a bake sale, car boot sale, or a sponsored walk, whatever you think will be achievable and allow you to have fun doing it. Make sure you have enough time ahead of you and enough volunteers beside you to help you make it a reality.
Are you organising a bake sale, a pub quiz, a bag pack, a street collection, a coffee morning or a car wash? Download one of our handy how-to guides:
Can’t decide? Download our handy booklet for loads of ideas on how to kick start your fundraising.
Download our handy yearlong planner to keep track of your fundraising and make sure you reach your target
If you're planning an event in your town, make sure there's not another event happening at the same time. Big sporting events and seasonal holidays may limit who can attend your fundraising event, so do your homework before setting a date.
TOP TIP! Why not plan your event around a public holiday when people are in a generous mood?
Your event will be more successful the more people that know about it. Download and print our customisable poster to tell people about your event at the workplace or in your local community (always seek permission first).
If you think you have an event that's worth talking about, contact Communications Manager Lucy Keen firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your fundraising story could be featured on our blog.
You should contact your local paper to see if they will list your event, or even write a story about it. Always provide the journalist with the 5 'W's - Who, What Where Why and When. Remember to tell them what makes your event newsworthy. If you are inspired to raise funds because you or a loved one has been affected by cancer, let the journalist know.
Social media can also be a great way to share your event to spread the word among friends. Create an event on Facebook and encourage people to click 'interested' or 'attending.' Share updates or pictures on the event group.