Thanks for your interest in fundraising for us! We wouldn’t be able to carry out our awareness and support work without donations and fundraising efforts from members of our Online Community and the general public.
Fundraising for us could make a big difference to the work we’re able to do! Watch this video to find out how it could help!
Fancy hosting a fundraising event?
If you run a local sports club and you routinely support a charity, please consider us. If you are a musician, author, or artist, please consider donating a percentage of your profits to LDUK, or perhaps you could host a concert, book talk, or exhibition!
Fundraising is also a great way to raise awareness and to start conversations about Lyme disease. LDUK can provide leaflets, posters, collection buckets and a selfie frame for events – just drop us a line, we’d love to hear from you!
If you’re taking part in a sponsored run, we can also provide you with a free LDUK running vest! Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will happily post one out to you (stock permitting).
How to set up a fundraising page
Here’s an A to Z of fundraising ideas for more inspiration! Thanks again!
A is for AFTERNOON TEA
Organise a special afternoon tea for you and group of friends who all donate a set amount to attend.
B is for BAKE SALE
No explanation needed!
C is for COLLECTION
Does your place of work or education have somewhere suitable for a collection tin? Get in touch and we’ll send you one of ours.
D is for DANCE-ATHON
Could you keep on dancing all day or all night? We’ve seen people take part in 24-hour dance-athons before, just make sure you’re wearing the correct footwear! Set up a fundraising page and get people to sponsor you.
E is for ENDURANCE
If dancing’s not your thing, what else could you endure for an extended period of time in exchange for sponsorship?
F is for FACE PAINTING
Simple but fun! Could you set up a face-painting stall at your place of work or education?
G is for GIVE IT UP!
We’ve all seen these types of fundraisers, what could you give up?
H is for HEAD SHAVE
Okay, so we’re definitely not encouraging anyone to shave their hair off, but if you fancy a big change and think you’ll be able to drum up some sponsorship money for it, then why not go for it?
I is for INTERNATIONAL DAY
Lots of fun to be had with this one, set up an event to celebrate different nationalities or cultures and charge people an entry fee. Food from around the world is always a popular choice and you can invite people to bring their own makes and bakes to the event. What will you be having – crepes or crumpets?
J is for JAR OF HEARTS
Fill a jar with kind messages and sell each jar for a donation.
K is for KNIT
Get a group of friends together for a knit-athon, or knit a selection of items which you could sell online or at a local venue in order to raise funds.
L is for LEARNING
Do you have a valuable skill you could teach others? You could set up a small group to exchange skills or knowledge in exchange for an entry fee. You could also arrange for a get together where you invite a guest speaker to do the teaching for you!
M is for My MARATHON
Want to run a marathon on our behalf? Please get in touch!
N is for NAME THE TEDDY BEAR
Pop a teddy bear on display at your place of work or education (or even on your social media channels!) and invite people to guess its name for a small entry fee. You could offer a percentage of the entry fees as a prize, or try to get a prize donated.
O is for OBSTACLE COURSE
You could set one up in your garden or at the local park and invite people to take part in exchange for an entry fee. The prize could simply be the glory of being crowned winner!
P is for PARTY
Host a party of any kind and charge for tickets.
Q is for QUIZ
Always a winner!
R is for RAFFLE
You know how they work!
S is for SKY DIVE
How brave are you feeling?
T is for TALENT SHOW
Organise a talent show for friends and family, or go large and arrange one at your local community centre. You could charge people to enter and attend.
U is for UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
Are you studying at university? You could invite a rival university to a challenge or competition. Speak to your Student Union for advice on arranging something fun and exciting.
V is for VEGETARIAN
Are you known for being a big fan of the beef burger? You could give up meat and become a vegetarian for the month or maybe even longer if you think you’re up for the challenge! Ask people to sponsor you and see how much you can raise whilst reaping the benefits of a vegetarian diet.
W is for WALK-ATHON
Have a think about how many miles you could walk across the space of a month, or how many steps you could challenge yourself to per day and maybe give this idea a go in exchange for sponsorship.
X is for X MARKS THE SPOT
Set up a treasure hunt in your garden and invite family and friends to take part, or go large and arrange for a community-wide event! Ask people to donate a small fee to take part.
Y is for YEAR TO REMEMBER
Starting your fundraising in January? You could commit to doing something in the name of fundraising for 365 days straight. The ideas here are endless!
Z is for ZIP WIRE
A little less adventurous than sky diving, but heaps of fun. There are plenty of venues in the UK where you could zip wire, maybe you’ve got a fear of heights? Facing your fears is always a great way to encourage sponsorship!