The team at York Against Cancer relies on people like you to fundraise for a lifechanging cause. Every penny you raise helps to fund research, care and support for those living with cancer.
Fundraising as an individual
Raising funds by yourself is a great way to help out, particularly if you’re not involved with a larger organisation. While some companies like to offer their staff the chance to donate through their salary, or sponsor larger events, there are just as many opportunities for individuals.
Fundraising as an individual doesn’t mean you have to go it alone, of course. We are always happy to support your efforts and promote your events on social media. Why not try one of our fundraising ideas below?
Sporting events are a great way to earn sponsorship money and may not require as much organisation as other events. Of course, depending on the activity, you’ll have to put in the training! We regularly run events such as charity fun runs with all proceeds going to York Against Cancer.
For example, R U Taking the P is an annual running event that raises money for prostate cancer research. You can set up your own JustGiving page and select York Against Cancer as your charity, or pop any cash donations or cheques into our headquarters in Huntington.
Bake sales and coffee mornings
Are you a budding Bake Off star? Put your culinary skills to good use with a sponsored coffee morning. Ask your local church or community centre to use their venue, or if you’ve got the space, run the event at home! You can charge for cakes and even a small entry fee, which can all be donated to York Against Cancer.
If you’re running the event in a public space, make sure you’re complying with food hygiene and any other health and safety laws they follow. Ask the manager if you’re not sure.
Got some good business connections, or friends in high places? Run your own raffle – all you’ll need is a ticket book and a list of donors. Many local businesses and larger brands are happy to donate prizes, from supermarkets to cafés and gyms. Give them the incentive of a little extra brand promotion and PR.
You can even announce the winners online to save costs. Let us know and we will share your event details on our social media pages.
Donating your money
However you choose to raise funds, we are hugely grateful for your efforts. Once you’ve collected your cash, you can donate in the following ways:
Through JustGiving or Facebook – the funds will be donated automatically to us
By cheque (for example, if funds are paid into your personal account)
Cash donations – just like a cheque, you can bring these in to our headquarters or at our shop at York Hospital.
We’d like to say a huge thank you for your efforts. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Need to contact us?
Call us on 01904 764 466 or email email@example.com and one of our friendly team will be happy to help.