Fundraising tips

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So you're ready to fundraise for Children with Cancer UK but not sure what to do next?

We're here to help you get the most from your fundraising – take a look at the following hints and tips to get you started!

If you need more advice or ideas, please get in touch. Good luck, and thanks for your support.

1. Get noticedBoys with heads shaved for St. Baldricks

Sending a press release to local media could give your event a real boost. After all, if no one knows about your event they won't come. 

If you are organising a local event that may be of public interest or something out of the ordinary, contact your local paper, radio or TV station. We can help you so please do give us a call.

2. Online fundraisingvirgin money giving logo

We've teamed up with Virgin Money Giving to provide a secure online fundraising service that makes fundraising quick and easy.

You can create a personal e-fundraising homepage in minutes and email a link to friends, family and colleagues.

Read more: Online fundraisingVisit the Virgin Money Giving website

3. Gift Aid

If you're collecting sponsorship for an event, don’t forget to ask your sponsors to complete a Gift Aid declaration.

It won’t cost you or them a penny, and can increase the total you raise by 25 per cent!

All we need is the name and home address (including postcode) of the donor. This information is not put on our database for mailing purposes. We don’t even require a signature!

Read more: Download a Gift Aid form

4. Company support

Your employer or local businesses can be a huge help with your fundraising either by donating money or goods.

Ask your company to match what you raise
Many companies have a matched giving scheme allowing you to double what you have raised!

Write “ask” letters
Write to local companies asking for a direct donation, or if they might offer to donate a prize for a raffle or auction at your event. 

5. Share your fundraising storyCharlotte abseiling

Please send us your pictures and stories from your fundraising event, we'd love to share them with our supporters. Reading about your fundraising event can be one of the most encouraging things for new supporters.

Email us or send in the post to:

Events Team
Children with Cancer UK
51 Great Ormond Street
London WC1N 3JQ

Read more: Read other fundraising stories

Tell us about your fundraising

Please complete the Your Fundraising Activity form to let us know that you are fundraising, and to request fundraising materials.

Your Fundraising Activity form

Find out more

To find out more about fundraising, setting up your online fundraising page, or if you need some help, please contact:

Our Events team Tel: 020 7404 0808 or email

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