Get everyone together for a hat-trick of sporty sweepstakes. Football, Wimbledon, even the Tour de France – just pick your favourite and raise money for anyone affected by breast cancer. 

Take part in a summer sweepstake

Top tips on planning a Summer sweepstake

Here are our top tips on making it happen.

Before you pick a date make sure you do this first:

  • Time - sweepstakes are easy to organise. Give yourself a week or so before the tournament starts to get everything sorted.
     
  • Settle on a sport - choose the sport you’ll be running your sweepstake on. Wimbledon, summer football, the Tour de France, you could even go for Tokyo 2021 for a bit of variety!

When you’ve picked your time and place, here’s what to do next:

  • Invite everyone - Invite your friends, family and colleagues and ask for a suggested donation to take part – like £5. Just remember that no donation is needed to take part.
     
  • Get your sweepstakes sheet ready – Tour de France, Wimbledon or even a blank sweepstake sheet, they're right here, ready to go. Download a sweepstakes sheet.
  • Create a JustGiving page – this makes collecting donations a doddle, it’s all done digitally and the money comes right to us. Find out how to set up your own JustGiving page.
     
  • Assign everyone their team or player - this is easy to do online with a randomiser, or you could always just pick names from a hat, too!
     
  • Keep everyone in the know – in the run up to your sweepstake, you could send round an update every week on who’s in and who’s out. If someone loses a player or team, they could do a forefeit!

Then on the big day, here’s what to do next: 

  • Make a day of it - hold a Wimbledon Party with strawberries and cream, or a wine and cheese night for Tour de France. Or if you’re feeling really sporty, you could always have a tennis or football match with each other and run a sweepstake on that, too. Have a read on how to hold your own sports day here.
     
  • Choose the prize - a great way to do this is to give the winner a prize that suits the occasion, and donate the proceeds to Breast Cancer Now.

But above all else, have fun and don’t forget to take lots of photos throughout! You’re all going to make a huge difference for people affected by breast cancer – thank you.

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 community@breastcancernow.org if you want to talk about your plans. 

Got a plan in place or looking for more inspiration? Request our fundraising pack today to get started!

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