If you’re interested in fundraising for us, why not become a hero!
Fundraising activities can be very wide ranging, from a traditional can shake through to organising a major event. Fundraising helps raise awareness of genetic haemochromatosis (GH) too.
Here are a few ideas to get you started …
Organise a tin-shake
Approach a local supermarket, shopping mall, sports ground or event, to get permission to run a collection. We will supply tins, banners and stickers. We may also be able to help with volunteers on the day.
Do make sure that you have the appropriate permissions, and you might also be asked about insurance. We have insurance that covers tin collections if needed. You will also need to think about a rota, timings, a secure place for the money, the count-up, and doing a thank you to the supermarket afterwards. Call or email us for guidance.
Always a favourite, you could look to get involved in a challenge and raise money by asking people to sponsor you. How about a local fun run or cycle? Fancy jumping out of an aeroplane? Or maybe you have an idea for something more unusual?
We might also be able to help secure places on the major marathons in the UK and abroad. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Haemochromatosis Society will help you with publicity, t-shirts, sponsor forms, stickers and so on. It is also easy to raise sponsorship online using Justgiving, which allows people to donate using a credit or debit card. Justgiving is very efficient for the charity as well and very secure.
Organise an event
If you are a born organiser, you could organise a fundraising event for The Haemochromatosis Society. This could be anything from a family tea party through to a major concert.
Let us know about your plans so we can make sure you are insured and help with banners and publicity. Here are a few suggestions:
- Horse racing night using videos
- Family tea or garden party
- Concert with local bands in a pub or village hall
- Quiz night in your local pub
- Bridge or chess tournament
- Sponsored walk around a local park or reservoir
- School non-uniform day or dress down at work
- Cake stall at a local fete
- Golf competition
- Car boot or neighbourhood garage sale
Talk to your boss
Most companies will support charities from time to time, and will often prefer to support charities nominated by staff. Why not suggest The Haemochromatosis Society for a corporate donation or other support? Please talk to your manager, or think about us if you are the manager!
We can also arrange for one of our trustees, our Chief Executive, or an experienced volunteer, to talk to your staff about haemochromatosis and our work.