It's not always easy or possible to donate money yourself but one way you really can help is by giving others a reason to donate instead. All you need is something fun, challenging or imaginative that will encourage your friends and family to take part or sponsor you!
We hold several events each year that you could take part in to help collect sponsorship, or you may want to come up with your own ideas! You'd be surprised just how much you can raise doing something big or small. You don't need to be able to run a marathon or do a bungee jump (but if you'd like to then please do!). There are lots of smaller events to get you started - why not take a look at our Events and Challenge Events pages for ideas.
Do Something Different
If you're not into fitness then don't despair, try thinking of fundraising ideas using your hobbies as a place to start. Over the years we have seen bake-offs, craft fairs, gardening competitions, videogame marathons, home-made jewellery sales and much, much more!
Get Your Workplace Involved
If you work with a lot of people then getting them involved is a great way to raise money. You could get everyone to come to work in fancy dress, wear silly wigs for the day or get people to donate a small amount to take part in a variety of workplace events. Creating a team of work friends is also a great way to take on bigger challenges and encourage each other to go the extra mile!
Finally a lot of people also raise money for us by opting to have donations given on their behalf instead of receiving birthday presents or other gifts. You could also set up a page to remember someone you have lost to celebrate on their birthday or a special date you like to remember them on. If you fundraise through our Virgin Money page everyone will also be able to leave messages of remembrance for all to see.
By clicking on the button below you can set up your own fundraising page online so that everyone taking part or sponsoring you can get involved and donate money. It's really simple and makes it easy and secure for you to give money via credit and debit cards or by using a PayPal account!