Here are some fundraising ideas for you whatever stage of recovery you are at.
These are guidelines, but you guys know your boundaries and abilities so please don’t push it too hard.
Once you know what you would like to do you can use our Getting Started guide to help you plan your event.
We guarantee that every penny will go towards research – volunteers do all our fundraising and the charity’s overheads are covered by the Clinic.
Give it up
Have a habit or a food that you know isn’t good for you, that you want to give up? Do it to raise money.
Shave or grow your hair or beard
Known for loving your beard or locks? Drum up support for shaving it off, or grow some facial hair, maybe see how long you can go without a hair cut (the cave man look is in this season). If you’re shaving, maybe give the
highest donator the opportunity to do the shaving!
You’ll just need a prize, which can come from part of the fundraising or,
speak to local business’ and see if they will donate. Just be careful not to
raffle your last years Christmas presents (they might be recognised).
Wear fancy dress for a day or week, be a superhero or your favourite characters.
Tired and Wired Stage
Sell your skills
Are you arty or crafty, great with a camera or can you do a manicure like a trained professional? Run a day or gradually raise money by selling your skills.
This could be held at home or in the local pub/community centre and the topic can be broad general knowledge or do you want to go more specific, perhaps the history of your town village?
Host a get together over tea and cake, who doesn’t like those?
Especially when you can make so many amazing free from
Big cakes, little cakes, gluten free cakes, sugar free cakes, just
make sure there’s something for everyone and it is sure to be
Get sponsored for going on a walk and bouncing your boundaries, maybe get a group of you to do it.
Dress down or up
Get everyone at work/school to pay to dress down for a day or do a fancy dress day.
Recovered or Friends & Family
Abseil/Skydive/Bungee jump/Zip wire
If you’re brave these dare devil ideas are sure to catch peoples attention.
There are so many of these up and down the country to take part in, and what better way to show your recovery to its full potential.
Alternatively you can:
Make a donation
Giving online is quick and easy on our JustGiving page
Create a Facebook fundraiser
Its simple to do, just click on the ‘Get started’ button below and then on ‘Raise money’, select to raise money for a ‘Non profit’ and search for ‘The Optimum Health Clinic’, you can then set the amount you want to raise and how long to run it for. There are lots of tips to get your fundraiser noticed along the way.
Shop online with easyfundraising
Did you know that when you buy online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising a free donation for The Optimum Health Clinic with Easyfundraising?
Get your company involved
Do your employers offer payroll giving? It’s a simple, tax efficient scheme, which means that you can donate to the Clinic, every month, before tax. This means that a monthly gift of £10, could cost you as little as £6.00, but the Clinic will be able to re-coup the full amount from the taxman!
Does your company run a ‘Charity of the Year’ scheme? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
Leave a lasting legacy
Leaving a gift in your Will to the Clinic would make a significant contribution to research into the treatment of ME/CFS, now and in the future, and would be free from inheritance tax.
No amount of money can ever replace a lost loved one, but fundraising for this vital research could leave a lasting legacy for others. Please email us if we can help with advice about raising funds in memory of a loved one.
Major gifts and philanthropy
Are you considering making a personal donation or giving through your own Trust or Foundation? Please email us so that we will help you get the maximum value for your gift.
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