This Christmas, give the gift of hope to children with cancer

Help us deliver effective treatments for children and young people with cancer, so that more of them can ring the end of treatment bell and stay with their families at Christmas.

12 days of Christmas fundraising

Take on our 12 days of Christmas challenge! You can either take on one of our festive fundraising ideas, or complete all 12 over 12 days. The choice is yours!

No matter what fundraising you choose to do, we would love to see pictures of your challenge, so please do tag us on Facebook (@ChildrenwithCancerUK), Twitter (@CwC_UK) or Instagram (@ChildrenwithCancerUK).

If you have any questions, or would like support on your fundraising idea, please contact our fundraising team.

Top tip: If you choose to do any of our fundraising ideas with your company, it is always worth checking if they have a matched funding scheme, to see if they can top up your fundraising total for a really special Christmas donation.

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12 days of fundraising ideas

  • Entertain your little Christmas elves with our Mini Superhero Challenge, head on over here to sign up.
  • Dress up in your most outrageous Christmas jumper for your very own Christmas Jumper Day and get sponsored to wear it for the whole day in the office!
  • If your company is kindly paying for you to attend a wonderful Christmas party, why not donate the cost of this with your colleagues to Children with Cancer UK.
  • Take on our Game 2 Cure challenge! Go solo, or gather some colleagues in the office to game for a full 12 hours. Click here for more information.
  • Get your bake on for a Festive Bake challenge and sell your tasty treats in support of Children with Cancer UK. It’s always good to have an excuse to eat more mince pies.
  • Host a Christmas themed quiz, and charge a small fee to take part. Better yet, contact a local comedian to host it for you. Get in touch for more information on how this can be done.
  • Get together and sing your heart out to some great classic Christmas songs with a Christmas Karaoke Challenge. Bonus points to anyone who cracks out some Christmassy dance moves.
  • Encourage friends, family and colleagues to donate their pay for the last hour before they break up for the Christmas holidays.
  • Run, cycle or walk 12 km. Complete this physical challenge to highlight the devastating fact that 12 children and young people will continue to be diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK.
  • Host your very own Christmas Raffle. It’s always a great idea to get in touch with local businesses to secure exciting prizes for your raffle. Alternatively, if you are thinking of holding a Christmas raffle at work and can get it signed off, one of your prizes could be an extra day of annual leave. Get in touch with our fundraising team for more support on your raffle idea.
  • Get sponsored to brave the crisp winter weather for a festive outdoor swim by taking on the Winter Dip challenge! Top tip: Do some research into organised Christmas Day dips in your local area online.
  • Everyone’s favourite: Secret Santa! Why not set a £12 limit, with a £2 donation to Children with Cancer UK.
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