We are asking individuals, schools, businesses, organisations and community groups to get involved and raise awareness of childhood cancer with our HERO for a HERO campaign and help raise funds to support vital research to help beat childhood cancer sooner.
There are many ways you can get involved. Why not organise a special event such as a hero-themed fancy dress kids party, charity ball, gold themed cake event, sponsored walk, cycle, fun run, talent show, or a face painting day.
Below you will find helpful information, downloadable materials and how to order your fundraising pack. Can't find what you want? feel free to contact us for help too.
Schools - why not use our dedicated page for resource and more information. Click here...
You want to do something but struggle to think of an idea? Here are a few suggestions for you.
Sport / Challenging
Food / Drink
Kids Tea Party
Kids love tea parties. Organise an after-school or at-home tea party and have fun.
You’ll be amazed what people and local companies will donate for auction.
A bit of a daredevil? Abseil down a cliff or local town building. Obviously with professional help.
Make cakes and sell to fundraise. Why not ask your local church or community centre to help.
Host in the school hall, work canteen, or your living room. Get the ice-cream and popcorn out.
A coffee morning is a great way to fundraise at your workplace. Maybe a few cakes too?
Garden Party / BBQ
Organise a fun-themed party with a little entertainment.
Hire a school-hall or village-hall, get a DJ and have some fun. Good for all the family or go retro!
Organise a fundraising match with competition prizes. Set an entrance or have-a-go fee.
Have an age-category competition, maybe most funny, most scary categories too.
Follow our Hero theme and get your colleagues involved and ask for a donation for a non-uniform day.
Everyone likes a good game, be it a board game or games console challenge.
One for the adults – get sponsored to shave your head and poignantly raise funds for cancer research.
Make an evening of it, invite friends to donate and have a Halloween party.
Have a singing competition at your local club or school, organise a local band to support.
Organise a local event, running, swimming, skating, ball-games etc. . Contact your local clubs for help.
Hire the village green or local club to host a mini-festival.
Why not use those skills and have a pampering day to raise money for research.
Get your local Pub/club to host a quiz night, pick a theme and advertise locally.
A great way to fundriase & get local businesses to donate some prizes too.
Get in touch to help organise your sponsored sky-diving fundraiser.
Combine a bingo night with some food snacks, drinks and amusements.
There are loads of challenging walks around, be it the peak district, John O'Groats to Lands' End.
There are loads of sports you can turn into fundraising challenges.
TIPS ON PLANNING YOUR EVENT
Below are a few tips and thoughts which you may have to consider when arranging your event pending on what type of event you are planning.
WHERE Where to host your event?
Research your venue well and make sure it has all the facilities you need.
WHEN When are you going to have it?
Choosing an appropriate date and time to hold your event is crucial. Think about who you want to invite and what time is most suitable for them.
ANY UPFRONT COSTS What costs will you incurr?
Put together a realistic budget of possible costs and think about who can donate some of what you need.
WHO TO INVITEWriting your guest list and invitations?
Consider who you would like to invite and how you will let them know about your event.
GET THE WORD OUT Do you need to advertise?
Spread the word through social media, posters, flyers, print adverts and radio announcements. On request, we can support you by sharing details of your event too.
ASK FOR HELP How much help do you need?
Recruit volunteers to help with the preparations and on the day of the event. You will be surprised who will help when asked.
IS IT LEGIT Don't get into trouble!
Your event may require permission from the police, your local council or even the charity. Give your local authority a quick call if unsure to check what you need to do.
DO I NEED INSURANCE Sometimes insurance in required?
You may require public liability insurance so make sure you have adequate insurance for your event. You’ll need to check that your suppliers have got insurance too.
HEALTH AND SAFETY It’s better to be safe than sorry!
Check with your local council to consider all health and safety issues if you are organising a large event – from food hygiene to fire regulations.
FUNDRAISING ONLINE Quickly setup your own page
You can create a personal fundraising page in minutes with JustGiving, email a link to friends, family and colleagues and share on social media. Click on the button below then select "Fundraise for us" on our JustGiving page.
GIFT AID Increase the total you raise by 25%
If you’re collecting sponsorship at an event, don’t forget to ask your sponsors to complete a Gift Aid declaration. It won’t cost you or them a penny and you just need their name and address. Why not use our sponsorship form below.