Follow our useful tips on how to get started with fundraising and make your event to support the work we do a memorable one.
Whether you want to hold a cake sale, organise a dress-up day or run a marathon, any way you choose to fundraise can help make a difference. For ideas on what to do and how to get started, follow these simple steps below.
Step 1: Decide on a fundraising event
There are lots of ways you could fundraise for us. For some inspiration, take a look at some of our ideas for your charity fundraiser.
• Take on an adventure challenge. • Hold a charity car wash. • Ask your friends to donate on your birthday. • Host a jumble sale, a cake sale or a book sale. • Have a dance-a-thon; who can last the longest on the dance floor? • Get a place on one of our events. • Host a fashion show. • Have a themed dress-up day at work. • Get sponsored to learn a new skill. • Let anyone take to the stage in an open mic night. • Host a quiz night. • Try to beat a world record. • Take part in our #OutInTheOpen challenge. • Sign up for #HelloYellow on World Mental Health Day.
Looking for ideas for a school fundraiser? Find out more about how to get your school involved.
To really make your fundraiser a success, it’s a great idea to promote it to as many people as possible. So tell friends and family, advertise it at work, school or on local notice boards in your community, and of course, share it on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.
We love to see what our fabulous fundraisers are up to, so make sure you mention us in your posts! You can find us on Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram as @youngmindsuk.
Step 4: Check out our resources
We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your fundraising as successful as it can be! Our Resources Hub has loads of free downloadable guides and materials to support your efforts in raising as much funds as possible for us. These include a downloadable collection box, posters, bunting, flyers and much more!
With all the hard work and planning done, the only thing left is to enjoy the day!
Make sure to take plenty of photos, send them to us and post them on social media – it may help to bring in a few extra donations and our social media team might be able to help by reposting and retweeting them too.
Step 6: Paying in your donations
After your fundraising event, there are a number of different ways you can donate what you have raised to us. Please make sure to reference any donations and get in touch so that we are able to thank you for your wonderful efforts!
Please make any cheques payable to ‘YoungMinds’ and send to us at: Fundraising, YoungMinds, 4th Floor India House, 45 Curlew St, London, SE1 2ND. Please note, we are unable to accept any cash donations sent by post.
By bank transfer
Please provide your name and email address on this form to access our bank account details. This allows us to identify your gift when it arrives in our account so we can confirm receipt of your donation and say thank you. If you add your name as a reference on the transfer, even better!
Through your fundraising page
If you’ve set up an online fundraising page, there’s nothing more you need to do – your supporters donate online and the platform sends it directly to us once your event is finished.
By credit/debit card
Call us on 020 7089 5050 or donate any funds raised securely online through our donate page.
If you have any questions or want to talk to us about your ideas and how we can help, just get in touch with the fundraising team.