​Create your own fundraising event

Planning your own fundraising event gives you the freedom to create something unique, whether that’s a rowdy welly wanging competition with friends, or an old-fashioned neighbourhood bake sale.

Lots of cupcakes with colourful icing

A helping hand to creating the perfect event

Here’s our quick guide to setting up your own event. If you’ve got any questions, please contact us or give us a call on 020 8770 0279 and we can send you a fundraising pack, including more fundraising ideas.

We can also send you balloons, posters, T-shirts, sponsorship forms and collection boxes to support your event.

Step 1: choose an event

This can be anything you like, so let your imagination go wild! But think about:

  • where it will be – do you need to hire a venue?
  • your fundraising target – how much do you want to raise?
  • set a budget and stick to it – can you get discounts or prizes for free?
  • if you need a licence – are you selling alcohol or using a public space?

Step 2: promote your event

First, set up a JustGiving page; it’s one of the easiest ways to raise sponsorship. Personalise your page, then email the link to people when you tell them about your event.

Next, tell everyone what you’re doing. Jump on social media, call up the local paper and radio station, get it in your school, group or company newsletter – and don’t forget to tell us so we can promote it too.

Step 3: enjoy the day

Have fun at your event - you’ve worked hard to make it happen! Don't forget to take plenty of photos to share online and maybe even create your own hashtag, like #clairescakesale. Tag us on social media using #TeamMarsden too, so we can tell all our supporters what you’re up to.

Your company may decide to match any money you raise, and you could also collect donations on the day. Talk to us about the best ways to do this.

Step 4: tell us how it went

We love hearing about our fundraisers’ events, so please send us your success stories and photos. If you use the hashtag #TeamMarsden on social media, we can share the pics from your event with all our followers.

The pioneering work we do costs money, and we couldn’t do it without your help – so don’t forget to send in your fundraising! Thanks to your support, we can continue to provide the very best in diagnosis, treatment and care for everyone affected by cancer.

Useful stuff you can download

You can download these handy guides and posters to help you with your event. Don't forget we can also send you balloons, posters, T-shirts, sponsorship forms and collection boxes to support your event - get in touch online or call the team on 020 8770 0279

Pay in your money

Well done for raising all that money – we know it’s not easy. Now you can pay in your fundraising online.