Fundraising for the
Follicular Lymphoma Foundation

How to get involved

How to fundraise for us

Your support is critical to us, as our work only happens because of your support. By helping us through fundraising, you will be playing an important role in helping our focussed activity and initiatives.

We believe there has never been a better time to create donations to a follicular lymphoma charity and there’s never been a better time to #CureFL. Please join us on our journey.

Raising funds in your own way

There are loads of ways that you can just get on and organise an event or a sponsored challenge. There is a whole array of ways to do this whether through coffee mornings, quiz nights, sponsored walks, or school/work ‘dress-down’ days. Most importantly it is to do those things that you’ll enjoy and that are fun!

Alongside these, there are also many ways to seek sponsorship for challenges whether small or large. Whether you choose a local event or something further away, you can ask friends, family, and work colleagues to donate and support your chosen cause.

It is important to remember to tag the charity you’re raising money for in all your social posts and make the posts public, so that people who do not know you but support the same cause, can sponsor you too.

How to promote fundraising

Promoting your charity event in the past could be really challenging. Reaching a wide audience was often difficult and keeping supporters up to date and excited about your event was tough. However, this has changed with growth of social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WhatsApp. These have transformed the way people fundraise online. Whether through your professional or personal networks we can now reach large groups of people who already have an interest in why you are fundraising for your event, and who will want to support you along the way.

Setting up an online fundraising page is quick and easy, and it allows your friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you wherever they are. By using platforms, such as JustGiving, have made it even easier for you to collect donations from your supporters, once you have told them about your event. There are lots of online fundraising platforms that make organising your sponsorship easy. Switching from paper forms to online sponsorship usually raises more money, and, in many cases, the online providers also manage the collection of Gift Aid. Make sure you add your story and pictures to your page to encourage engagement and share the magic of the event.

Remember to encourage your friends, colleagues at work and family involved in the challenge.

Thank you so much for your determination to change the outlook for FL patients

We are keen to ensure we support our wonderful fundraisers and are keen to hear around your thoughts on how to raise money for our cause. We are maybe able to support you and provide T-shirts or other promotional items. So please send us an email on info@theflf.org.

Raise money by shopping online

If you do shop online, you can use easyfundraising – an online shopping directory listing over 6,000 popular online stores, to date they raised over £40m for thousands of charities and community groups in the UK.
Just use the links whenever you shop online and, at no extra cost to you, we’ll receive a free donation of typically 5% from every purchase you make. It really is that simple and it makes a real difference!

Alternatively, if you use AmazonSmile a lot, (like quite a few of us do) by signing up to you can generate substantial donations for our cause. AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the net purchase price, on all your eligible transactions.

"My hope is that no disease will be left behind in the quest for a cure"

Christopher Michael

Some ideas to consider

Charity challenges ideas are a great way to help raise money for your cause from personal challenges, or giving up something you love, to more extreme adventures. Here are few ideas to help stimulate your thoughts:

Walk for charity

Walking is also a great for fundraising without taking part in an organised event. You can set the route yourself and record it using one of the many apps available for your mobile phone. Walking events are becoming more and more popular, with many including an overnight element, so you might complete the distance over two days.

Running events

Whether you are just starting out or an experienced runner aiming for 5k or even an ultra-marathon, running events are a great opportunity to ask for sponsorship. There are many companies and event organisers hosting races throughout the year. Entry fees vary but many do not cost a huge amount and sponsored participation is a great way to raise money for your favourite cause.

Cycling events

Cycle races are taking place nationwide all year round, catering for all entry levels, from novice to seasoned cyclist. You don’t have to have the latest bike or equipment to take part, and routes are typically in very scenic places – so you can enjoy the view whilst raising money.

Swimming events

Whether in your local pool or taking part in the growing trend of outdoor ‘wild’ swimming, a sponsored swimming event is a great way of raising money for your charity or cause. You can organise your own activity or join a pre-existing event in your local area or further afield.

Golf days

There’s never been a better time to plan a golf day, since the start of the pandemic, the golf industry has boomed, with male and female golfers growing in significantly in numbers. Often charging for team or individual entry, these would typically these would offer prizes for the winning team and individual, longest drive and closest to the pin, typically a raffle and auction, business sponsorship opportunities. Organising golf days can take time, sometimes 9 months’ ahead with the first step often securing a venue.

Adventure challenges

Planning your next adventure could be a fantastic way to raise a large amount of money, they can be newsworthy, which helps getting more supporters will get to hear about your fundraising and to support your cause.

Calendar events

  • Dry January – a perfect way to get healthy. As well as getting sponsorship for going dry, you can save up the money you would have spent down the pub or club and donate this at the end of the month too.
  • Movember (November) – growing a moustache for charity can be a great team activity. We have found the key is to give colleagues and friends plenty of notice so that those who want to be involved can start growing and grooming an amazing moustache.
  • Santa Run (December) – often held on Boxing Day and join thousands (globally) of people dressed as Santa running off their festive excesses. Encourage your family and friends involved to increase the chances of maximising your donations.
  • Boxing Day Swim (December) – Whether wild swimming or at your local pool, there are likely to be local events if you don’t fancy creating your own.

Closer to home:

  • Shave your head or beard – if you are feeling brave why not shave your head, or shave off your beard for charity? Make sure you film it and on social media along and link to your fundraising page.
  • Quit smoking – everybody knows how challenging it can be to kick a smoking habit. So even if it is not for good, ask your friends and family to sponsor you and it may be easier stop for good.
  • Charity dinner party – following the TV programme ‘Come Dine with Me’, where you rate the meal and host. You can charge for invite and can create a little competition, by getting friends and family to host their own as well, so you can score the evening and the cooking.

Interested in arranging your event?

Your support is plays a vital role, in enabling us to continue on our journey,
if one of the thoughts above triggers your interest, please act today.
Thank-you so much, from all of us at from the Follicular Lymphoma Foundation.

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