Help us stop prostate cancer damaging bodies and lives. Whether you choose walking, cycling, baking, quizzing or anything else, you'll be supporting men and their families affected by prostate cancer.
1: Get a plan in place early
Break your fundraising down into bite size chunks by planning lots of different events and activities (if applicable). Look at the calendar and arrange your activities around different occasions, such as birthdays, BBQs, bonfire night, Christmas or Valentine's Day.
2: Set up your online fundraising page
Make it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Head to JustGiving to get started and use our guide to make the most of your page and to make sure it stands out from the crowd!
3: Tap into your local community and spread the word
Your local community is a hugely valuable resource when it comes to fundraising. From bag packing and bucket collections in supermarkets, to a quiz night or raffle at your local pub or community group, the options are endless.
4: Get the message out
You’re doing a brilliant thing and now’s the time to shout about it! Start by telling everyone you know - share your fundraising page on social media so all your mates know you are raising money. Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to. You can also contact us for a template press release and ongoing support.
5: Ask the boss!
Find out if your employer offers matched giving or would like to give a donation. You could also ask to organise some events in the office from a #Shirt2Work day to regular cake sales. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, see if you can publicise your story on your intranet or post something up on the office noticeboard to help generate sponsorship.
6: Thank your sponsors
It’s up to you how you want to do this, some people send emails, some send cards, whatever you feel is appropriate make sure you take the time to thank the people that donated to your cause.
Ready to get going? Register your event below.
Stuck for ideas? We couldn't let that stop you doing something great with your friends to help beat prostate cancer. That’s why we’ve put together this handy A to Z of things you can do to get those donations rolling in. We’ve got well over 100 different ideas below, so what are you waiting for? Pick your favourite, grab your mates and get going!
Keeping it legal
If you’re organising a fundraising event, there are a few things to consider so everything runs smoothly.
If you organise a collection in a public place you’ll need a license from the local authority. If it’s on private property, you’ll need permission from the owner.
Raffles and lotteries
There are a number of regulations that you need to be aware of. Find out more at gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Food and drink
If food is being served at your event, please ensure you follow basic hygiene procedures and visit food.gov.uk for further details. If alcohol is being served, you must ensure the venue has a licence.
It’s a good idea to carry out a risk assessment before your event to identify any potential hazards. For advice and free resources visit hse.gov.uk.
Create an online fundraising page
You’ll want to have the best possible fundraising page to make the most of your event. JustGiving is a quick, easy way to create a fundraising page for an individual or team and help get your friends involved in what you’re doing.
JustGiving will let us know when you’ve set up a page and the money is transferred automatically to us so you don't have to chase any cash or cheques. Gift Aid is also collected automatically. Please let us know when you’ve finished fundraising so we can thank you.
Right, ready to set up your page? Get started here.
Once you've set up
- Personalise your page by adding photos and a message so family and friends know what you are doing
- Email your page to friends and colleagues and link to it through Facebook and Twitter.
- Your friends, colleagues and family can make donations to you online by debit or credit card
- You will receive a text code so your friends can donate to you by texting that code.