Showcase your talents, use your skills, mark an event or give something up – how you can personally make a huge difference to a young person rebuilding their life after cancer.Tell us your idea
From quiz nights to gala dinners, glitzy fashion shows to golf days, Christmas shows to Easter Egg Hunts there are so many fun events you can put on. You will find local venues are usually more than happy to help and, in this COVID world, many can be equally tailored in a virtual or socially distanced way. Get your friends and family to help you too.
Digital fundraisers have been massively popular during lockdown. So how could you bring your talents online to raise money with just an internet connection. Stream a musical performance from your home, use your skills to make and sell things online, organise cook-a-long or craft sessions, or host an online auction maybe? You will have many more ideas!
If you’re an avid gamer, could you host a video game challenge to raise money for the Trust? For example, a one-v-one contest against a friend? A 24-hour gaming broadcast? A 'speedrun' where you try to complete the game as fast as possible? Then during your livestream, direct viewers to places they can donate. This was huge globally even before lockdown, now it’s going to another level. Gaming for Good
Do something that really stands out to capture people’s imaginations. Head shave? Sit in a bath of beans? A sponsored silence? Host a blindfold tea or dinner party where guests have to guess what they are being served? Or come up with something completely weird, wonderful and new. Just whatever you do, be safe!
You don’t have to run 26 miles to take on a marathon. There are lots of endurance ideas that get sponsorship rolling in. Could you play an instrument or sing for hours? What about organising a dance, Zumba, pilates or yoga-a-thon for you or for others to get involved in too? You might not be able to do this indoors, but could you arrange something socially distanced in a park and within Government guidelines, or maybe virtually online?
Could you give something up people would get behind you for? What’s your vice? Smoking? Chocolate? Swearing?? Or is there something you really don’t like you could dedicate yourself to? Hate sci-fi? Commit to watching entire Star Trek box sets. Can’t bear facial hair? Grow a beard. Don’t like Marmite? Have it every day. Whatever would be really tough.
Got a birthday coming up? Nothing you especially want for Christmas? Why not ask for a donation to the Trust and get people to support young people in recovery from cancer instead of buying gifts. You can set up ‘celebration’ fundraising pages on websites like JustGiving or you could do it through Facebook Fundraisers.
In ‘normal’ times, organising a bake sale for friends, family, colleagues, schools or clubs is a hugely popular way of fundraising. Eating delicious bakes, donating per slice (or two!) and sharing a cuppa; is there a tastier way to raise cash? But COVID doesn’t have to equal turning off the oven. What about a virtual bake-off competition instead? A ‘Big Boaty Bake-a-thon’ perhaps? Get baking, share your photos and videos and everyone involved can vote for the winner. Plus, you don’t have to share your creations with anyone else!
The Trust has sailed the 2,400 miles round Britain twice with crews of young people in 2009 and 2017. But this September, we’re going Round Britain Your Way!
Sign up to run, walk, swim, cycle or by any other imaginative (but safe!) means to help us rack up the total miles to circumnavigate Great Britain together.
Set up your fundraising page and tailor your challenge how you want – the type of activity you want to do, the distance you want to complete and the timescale you want to do it over.
Do it by yourself or as a household, together socially distanced or as a virtual team. And make it as challenging or fun as you want! Just get out there and get Round Britain Your Way to support young people in rebuilding their lives after treatment.Get involved Tell us your idea
Doing talks about the Trust in your community introduces a new audience who might never otherwise have heard of our work and impact. Talks can raise money on the night, open doors to new fundraisers/donors and raise awareness of how the Trust could support young people treated for cancer known to members of the audience. Download our talks guide for everything you need for talking or presenting on behalf of the Trust.
Turn your unwanted Books, DVDs, CDs, games, clothes and other items into precious pounds without even having to leave your house. Check out Ziffit It's completely free and Gift Aid can be reclaimed, so 100% of the money plus any Gift Aid will go to the Trust. Or eBay for Charity have teamed up with PayPal Giving Fund to make it easy to donate some or all of the proceeds from your listings to your favourite charity.
We’re more online shopping than ever so if you order from Amazon instead of using the usual Amazon website, shop through Amazon Smile. It’s the same products, same prices, but Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice, i.e. us!
However you’re supporting the Trust, take advantage of our awesome fundraising resources. Including our Trust fundraising guide, collapsible collection box, proposition letter, range of posters, sponsorship form, flyers, postcards, talks guide and more. Download what you need from our website or contact our team for printed copies.Download your resources Contact the team
"Conversations with a young person made me realise what a profound effect the Trust had had on his life post-cancer treatment." - John
Across the years, John Burton's annual clay shoot day has rasied enough money to support more than 80 young people on their first sailing trip — that's over £50,000! John first got involved with the Trust in 2012.Find out more about the trips Support the Trust
Get your friends, family, school, workmates, clubs, societies or University RAG involved – get inspired to raise money together.