Fundraising for Women and Children First in your local community is easy. It's a great way to help save and improve the lives of mothers and babies in poor communities in developing countries and it can also be great fun.  Below are a few ideas:

  • Quiz night
  • Coffee morning
  • Cake stall at work/school/community group
  • Raffle off your air miles
  • Sponsored toddle
  • Skills auction
  • Save your coppers/collect your £2 coins
  • Collect donations at a concert, sporting event or congregation

If you are collecting sponsors, use Virgin Money Giving to set up an online page - it's brilliant.  And if you want to increase your fundraising by 25%, ask your supporters to Gift Aid their contributions.  Download a Gift Aid Form.

Got a success story?  Why not write something to be included in our blog? Contact us.

Keep it Safe

  • Get sponsored by people you know and trust.
  • Make sure that children are supervised and that they don't collect money from strangers.
  • Make sure the venue is safe and think about managing crowds.
  • You may need take out insurance on the event. This is quite simple to do - if you have any questions on how to go about this please get in touch with full details of your event and we'll be happy to advise you.

Legal issues

  • Do not collect money on the streets without a licence from your local authority or the police.
  • If you are holding an event on private property remember to ask permission from the owner.
  • If you are holding a raffle check the rules with your local authority or the Gambling Commission first
  • Please do not make house to house collections. These are illegal without the permission of your local authority.
  • If you are a business please contact us if you would like to sell goods, services or run a promotion on our behalf.

Publicising your event

  • Let us know when you have finalised the details and we'll publicise your event on our website and through our Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Advertise your event using posters and leaflets.
  • Talk to local radio stations and newspapers – they love to hear about local initiatives and share the news.

After the event
If you receive cash or cheques made payable to yourself please bank them and write a cheque to 'Women and Children First UK' and send it to:

Women and Children First UK
United House
North Road
N7 9DP

Please include any sponsorship and Gift AId forms and send us your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Remember to thank everyone involved - you may also want to send some photos to your local radio station or newspaper.