As a fundraiser you make our work possible!
By doing something that you love or by setting yourself a new challenge you can raise money to help us improve the lives of people with Down syndrome around the world.
If you need a little inspiration take a look at our Ideas for fundraising at home and A-Z of fundraising ideas list below.
Make your fundraising count towards our Global Support appeal by setting up a fundraising page on our website; we will send you a fundraising pack, promote your page and support you to make your event a big success!
Or use your favourite fundraising platform. Again we will send you a pack and support you.
If you prefer to fundraise offline, then order a pack and let us know all about your plans. We will help you make the most of it.
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Make sure everyone knows what you are doing and importantly why this is important to you. You might like to share one (or more!) of our social media banners which can be found here:
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Fundraising at home might seem a little tricky, but there are still lots of ways that you can raise money, with a little imagination.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
...with Strava - choose an existing challenge or create your own. You can run, ride, walk or swim - set yourself a time, distance, elevation or speed and go for it! Raise money for DSi through JustGiving and you can connect your fundraiser to your Strava account so donors can see your progress. Here is a "how to" guide.
Some of us are saving a lot of money during this time on things that we would usually be paying for in our day-to-day lives. Each day that you don't jump onto the 8:20 train, each time that you have a coffee or a glass of wine at home that would have cost much more at a cafe or bar, each time that you look in the mirror in despair at your uncut and uncoloured hair... please consider donating some of those savings to us so that we can keep going. You might like to consider setting up a regular monthly donation here - Donate.
...why not make the most of it and do an at home hair challenge? Ask your friends to sponsor you to grow a beard or moustache. Perhaps you fancy yourself with a mullet or a purple mohawk or all shaved off. You could even let the highest bidder choose your next style! Fundraise here
This is a great one for the kids - they can raise funds by doing jobs around the house such as cleaning, laying the table, feeding pets, watering the garden. You could even pin up a fundraising thermometer which they can colour as they raise money. You can find a template here.
Create a birthday fundraiser on Facebook and ask your friends to donate. Here is a quick "how to" guide.
Tell your friends why our work is important to you and why you think they should support us. You could combine this with a challenge - for example, you could promise to share a funny photo for every donation you receive. Click here to get started.
...to Amazon Smile and your chosen charity will earn a small donation on what you spend at no cost to yourself.
If you aren't feeling inspired yet, take a look at our A-Z of fundraising ideas below. There really is something for everyone in here.
Doughnut Eating Competition
Egg and Spoon Race
Eighties Disco Night
Its a Knockout
Murder Mystery Event
Name the Teddy / Doll
New Year's Eve Party
Out-Grown Clothes Sale
Penalty Shoot Out
Unwanted Present Sale
Xmas Carol Singing