Things to consider

Get a plan in place early

Make sure your fundraising event doesn't coincide with a special day or occasion. We have designed a downloadable Events Checklist to help you plan your event. 

Keep it safe and legal

If you're running a raffle, serving music or playing music, you need to make sure your event is safe and legal. Our keeping it safe and legal page can help to identify important rules and regulations your event should conforms to. 

Set up your online fundraising page

Make it as easy as possible for people to donate by creating an online fundraising page. Head to either JustGiving or Facebook Fundraiser to get started and use our online fundraising page tips to make the most of your page, ensuring it stands out from the crowd. 

Involve 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. 

Get the message out

Tell everyone you know what you're doing and share your online fundraising page on social media so all your friends know you are raising money for charity. For more ways to spread the word, check out our top tips on publicising your fundraising.

Get your employer involved

Fundraising at work is an easy, effective and fun way to raise additional funds for Child Bereavement UK. We have lots of tips for fundraising through your workplace. 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 dress down day to regular cake sales. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, and check if you can publicise your story on your intranet or post something on the office noticeboard to help generate sponsorship. 

Thank your donors

Your donors are very special people, and together you are all making a difference to bereaved children and families. It’s up to you how you want to thank them, some people send personal messages, emails or cards, others thank them on social media. Do whatever you feel is appropriate but make sure you take the time to thank people who have donated to your cause.

Thank you for fundraising for Child Bereavement UK.