Calling all runners – we need your help! We always have spaces for the London Marathon, so if you're interested in running for us, please get in touch for more information. This is a great opportunity to help raise funds to develop new treatments for cancer, MS, heart disease and many other debilitating conditions and diseases.
Whether it is a charity quiz night or a sponsored run, there are many ways in which you can raise funds for the UK Stem Cell Foundation. Running your own event or taking part in a challenge are fantastic and fun ways for you to support us, with the added bonus of making new friends. The only limit is your imagination!
Here are some ideas for starters:
For the active
Run – 5 km, 10 km, half-marathons and marathons – we have charity places at a number of events. Contact us for more information at email@example.com, Walk, Triathlons, Cycle, Swim, Row, Golf tournament, Parachute jump, Abseil, Bungee jump, Sail
Charity ball, Charity auction and raffle, Car boot sale, Quiz night, Talent contest, Face painting, Bake-off, Treasure hunt, Race night, Karaoke, Shave or wax, Weight loss, Silence, Haggis throwing, Sell your unwanted stuff on eBay, Bag pack at your local supermarket
For a Major Challenge
Walk the Great Wall of China, Cycle from London to Paris, Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Go white water rafting, Cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End
You can raise sponsorship and collect donations for your event or activity by setting up your personal online fundraising page and asking your friends, family and acquaintances to support you through it. The UK Stem Cell Foundation has registered with a choice of secure websites through which you can do this:
www.justgiving.com and click Start Fundraising
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/ and click Start Fundraising
It takes just a few minutes to set up your fundraising page. Just personalise your page with a photo and message and email the web address to all of your contacts.You can create a fundraising page for any kind of event, activity, dare or challenge.You can even create a page in memory of someone or instead of wedding gifts. Creating an online fundraising page saves you from collecting sponsorship and donations from friends and family.
There are lots of ways in which you can promote your event or activity and help to generate extra publicity and support. These include contacting:
- Local clubs and groups, such as golf clubs, rugby clubs, football clubs, cycling clubs, scouts, guides, rotary clubs, and Round Table clubs to see if they would run fundraisers, make a donation or sponsor you;
- Local grant-giving charities that hold fundraising events, such as charity balls, golf days, fashion shows, etc. and asking for the Foundation to be one of the charities that they choose to support;
- Local newspapers and radio stations – to find out if they might get involved in an awareness raising campaign or fundraiser for you or the Foundation;
- Local businesses who might provide financial or in-kind sponsorship – ask if they will support the UKSCF as their preferred charity, match any funds you raise or will help raise funds through their own efforts – e.g. a race night, charity ball or event, car boot sale, etc.;
Ask friends and acquaintances if they will nominate the UKSCF as their preferred charity at their own work or club.
Tell us about your event or challenge. We would love to know about your fundraising plans. We can help you with advice, packs, tools and support. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7491 6566.
Help to raise funds by nominating the UKSCF as your preferred charity at work or at your club. Many employers choose to make charitable donations to nominated charities as part of their corporate social responsibility or will match funds raised by staff for good causes.
Fundraisers such as golf days, dinners, balls and other events. Why not nominate the UKSCF as a beneficiary of these fundraising events? Contact us on email@example.com or calling 020 7491 6566 and we can provide information, promotional material and support to help.
Celebrate special occasions with a difference. As an alternative to giving and receiving gifts, why not make a donation or encourage friends and family to donate to the Foundation?
Your contribution could have a lasting, life-changing impact for people affected by a wide range of conditions. You will receive a certificate in recognition of your gift, which can be sent directly to you or to the recipient of your gift on your behalf. For more information, please get in touch.
Remember a loved one by setting up an ‘In Memory’ web page, where you can tell the story of the person you’re remembering and explain why you’re raising money in their memory. You can encourage other friends and family to pay tribute to your loved one by donating to the Foundation. For more information, log on to justgiving.com/ukscf/Remember.
There are several ways in which companies can support the work of the Foundation and benefit from supporting this exciting area of medical research. These can range from donating the proceeds of charity days and matching funds raised by employees through to mutually beneficial corporate charity partnerships.
Working in partnership with the UKSCF can help to:
- Meet your CSR objectives
- Enhance your PR coverage and strengthen your brand
- Engage staff and strengthen relationships
- Increase profitability.
Opportunities to support the UKSCF can include:
- Making a donation
- Donating proceeds from charity days and fundraising events
- Matching funds raised by staff
- Co-hosting events
- Sponsoring specific actvities financially or in-kind
- Donating auction prizes
- Marketing and co-branding
- Other creative ideas
make a donation
Making a donation to the UKSCF couldn't be simpler.
You can donate regularly or make a one-off donation using a number of methods.