Fundraising top tips

Read our top tips for organising and promoting your fundraiser.

Creating a fundraising page

If you decide to set up an online fundraising page, you could consider using either JustGiving or Facebook Fundraising.

Tell your story: what are you planning, and why? 

Set a fundraising target: set an achievable goal - you can change this target at any time.

Share photos and updates: share your progress and receive encouragement from friends and family.


Alternatively, you can use a sponsorship form to collect the names and details of your donors.

Promoting your fundraiser

Social media can be a great way of raising awareness of your fundraising event and encouraging those all-important donations.

Share a link to your online fundraising page: friends, family and colleagues will be interested to hear what you are planning and how they can support you.

Tag us in your posts so we know what you're up to:

Twitter: @yorkshirecancer
Facebook and Instagram: @yorkshirecancerresearch

If you don't use social media, you could tell your friends and family about your fundraiser in-person or via email.

Promotional materials

Free items, such as balloons, banners and stickers, are available upon request. If you are interested in ordering some of these free items, please contact our Fundraising Team by emailing

All other fundraising items can be found in our online shop.

Health, safety and legal information

Please visit the following websites for the most up-to-date information about health and safety, hygiene and other legal considerations.

Raffles and lotteries (Gambling Commission)

Health and safety (Health and Safety Executive)

Food hygiene (Food Standards Agency)

Serving alcohol (GOV.UK)

Don't forget to Giftaid it

If people who are donating to your fundraiser are UK taxpayers, encourage them to Gift Aid their donation. This allows the charity to claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated at no extra cost to the donor.

Download the GiftAid declaration form.

One of the big advantages of using an online fundraising page such as JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving is that each donor is given the option to Gift Aid their donation - making the whole process very simple.

Please note, you cannot Gift Aid a donation on behalf of someone else. The money must be your own.