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.
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
Sponsor forms – a quick guide (a guide for those raising funds on your behalf)
Branch and Group Fundraising Stories
Volunteers from the South London Group, Katharine and Emma, share their group’s learning around fundraising (click the image above to watch the video).
Increasing donations with minimal effort – an example from the Birmingham and Solihull Group
Building corporate connections – an example from the Southampton and Winchester Group
A night of comedy – an example from the South London Group