Fundraising is a central part of the work of our branches and groups. Not only in terms of the difference you are making to the lives of people living in your area in a very timely and practical way, but also by the contributions that you can make in response to specific project appeals, through annual transfers to central funds for care and research and extra donations that enable us to influence the care and treatment for people now and in the future.
Fundraising can be fun and rewarding, and as well as raising money, the activities are also ideal opportunities to raise awareness and raise the profile of your branch or group. The variety of ways to fundraise are limitless, but as competition for support increases, it is important to ensure that the energy and enthusiasm your branch or group invests in fundraising activities is focused and well planned. This will ensure that the time and resources used result in the best outcomes for your branch or group and ultimately achieve our aim of making a difference for people affected by MND, their carers families and friends.
Do contact and discuss your fundraising plans with your Regional Fundraiser who has lots of experience and knowledge, and is able to offer your branch/ group support, help and advice on any aspect of fundraising.
Whilst fundraising for the MND Association, you must abide by the Code of Fundraising Practice.
COVID-19 Emergency Appeal
In order to respond to the unprecedented situation created by the Covid-19 crisis we have created a set of tools for branches to and groups to quickly create their own emergency appeal.
The toolkit includes:
• A guide to setting up an Emergency Appeal JustGiving page
• Suggested images and text for JustGiving and social media (Group header, branch header, JustGiving story Template)
• A Press Release template
• A Guide to Fundraising with Local Trusts and Foundations
We hope this toolkit will support you with your branch or group fundraising during this time. If you have any questions or need any support with this then please contact your Regional Fundraiser.
The following documents provide guidance on some of the different ways you can raise funds for your branch or group. Some you may already be doing, and some you may want to try in the future.
Silence Speaks - access a range of guidance and resources here
Static collecting tins - guidelines and resources
The Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) change regularly. To keep up to date with any changes visit the Gambling Commission website.
Sponsor forms - a quick guide (a guide for those raising funds on your behalf)