If you’re a dab hand at crafts, then this is just the thing for you.
There’s so much to choose from – sell what you make to your friends and family, run your own online art class or get people to donate to take part in a craft and chat session.
Pick your favourite and soon enough you’ll be raising money to help anyone affected by breast cancer.
Top tips for crafting
Sell your crafts for a suggested donation:
- Set up a JustGiving page - it makes collecting donations a doddle, and you can set a fundraising target too - it’s a great way to track your progress.
- Ask friends and family for a suggested donation - send them your homemade item once they’ve paid in their money.
- Shout about it - drum up support by sharing your page on social media. Tell people what you’re making, and share your JustGiving page so they can donate.
- A picture’s worth a thousand words - don’t forget to upload photos and videos of what you make so that your followers can see what you’re selling.
Hold a craft and chat or organise a class, it’s easy to set up and a great way to catch up with friends and family while practising your craft:
- Pick a date and time - remember, you'll need a week or so to plan the class.
- Set up a JustGiving page - this makes it really easy to collect donations.
- Invite all your friends - whether you’re in person or on a videocall, invite your friends and family along to teach them a skill or have a craft and chat, in return for a donation to Breast Cancer Now.
- Buy materials - make sure to tell everyone what they need to have on hand to take part before the session.
Choose your craft
Crochet, cards or face masks – the choice is yours:
- Knitting – all you need to do is download a knitting pattern and buy some yarn to get started. If you’re not sure how to knit, YouTube is the place to go get to grips with your needles.
- Crocheting – just one granny square and you’ll be hooked. Crochet is easy to start with and you’ll be onto bags and blankets in no time.
- Face masks – an essential nowadays. Make it pink or get creative and go for your own designs.
- Jewellery making – all you need is some beads, stainless steel and pliers and you’ll be making rings and bracelets before you know it.
- Card making – a personalised card is wonderful for any occasion. Make your own, sell them on and donate the proceeds.
- Pottery making - order some clay and you’re on your way! Start with bowls, mugs and flowerpots. Or get really creative and make sculptures too.
- Painting or drawing - fancy yourself the next Monet? Put your brush to work and take commissions from friends and family.
- Care packages – put some tasty homemade treats or other special items in a gift-wrapped box to send to friends and family to brighten their day. Ask for a suggested donation in exchange.
Before you get started
Make sure to read the legal information on fundraisers, it contains lots of important information you’ll need to know before you set out on making your event a reality.
And don’t forget to keep up with the latest government guidelines on COVID-19. Always make sure that your plans keep within the latest rules.
Remember you can always get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to talk about your plans.
Got a plan in place or looking for more inspiration? Request your fundraising pack today to get started!