It could be anything from selling cakes to work colleagues, having a dress down day or wear odd sock day in the office, organising a small raffle to something larger like having a karaoke night in your local pub.
Are you part of a group, team or organisation?
Why not try to organise a sponsored event, perhaps with a small prize for the person who raises the most as a small incentive? If you’re part of a choir or orchestra how about obtaining permission from your local town council to perform in the town centre with collection buckets for donations from passers-by especially if there is a public event taking place i.e. Christmas Market?
You can sign up to organised events through companies like www.doitforcharity.com, who have events in the UK and overseas from running, trekking to skydiving. Information can be found on their website. Just remember to choose us as your chosen charity if asked.
An easy way for everyone to fundraise is through online shopping. We are registered with 2 online shopping portals who have thousands of retailers registered that will make a donation when you shop with them at no extra cost to you. You just have to shop via them. We are also registered with Amazon Smile and Ebay for Charity. Links to these and others can be found on the ‘Other Ways to Fundraise Page’.
Have you considered Payroll giving? Speak with your Employer/HR Department to see if this is possible. The donation is deducted from your salary each month and paid directly to us. Or you can arrange to set up a monthly direct debit straight to the Charity. You can complete a Gift Aid declaration if you are a tax payer and we will claim that every month for you. Form can be found here.
It doesn’t have to be anything complicated. If you do fundraise for WSUK then please contact us for any advice you may need and take plenty of pictures so we can add them to our website along with information about what and how you have raised funds so we can share it with everyone else.