Have a question about organising your own fundraising? Have a look through our frequently asked questions.

Or get in touch with us: email community@breastcancernow.org or call 0333 20 70 300.

Request your fundraising pack today, and we’ll send you a pack filled with everything you need to get your event off to a flying start! Even if you don’t have an event in mind yet, your pack is full of ideas to help.

Your fundraising pack is full of everything you’ll need to get started fundraising from amazing ideas and expert tips, to materials to use on the day including a collection box, posters, stickers and more!

Your fundraising can be anything you want! From cakes sales to garden parties, glamorous balls to quiz nights, sponsored walks to jumble sales, you can fundraise your way. Whether you fundraise at school, work, clubs or at home with friends and family, we have tonnes of ideas to get you started. Check out our best fundraising ideas to see some of our favourites.

There is no minimum fundraising target, and it doesn’t matter if you raise a little or a lot! Every penny you raise will help take us one step closer to our goal that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and live well.

If organising your own event isn’t for you, we have loads of different things to get involved in including wear it pink, trying out a challenge event, or taking part in a student event.

We recommend you check out the government’s advice on running your own event. A couple of points you may need to consider:

  • Insurance - check if the venue has insurance to cover your event or you may need to apply for public liability insurance.
  • Food - if you are serving food at the event make sure to check for any dietary restrictions. Also, look at the government's guidelines for food hygiene.
  • Venue - check with the venue to see if they have a copy of their risk assessment and find out if they need you to complete one before the event. 
  • Raffles - make sure you’re gambling aware by reading advice on fundraising with lotteries at events.
  • Public collections - If you’re collecting on the street or a public place, you’ll need approval from your local council or police. Visit their website or give them a call. 

Yes! You can download extra materials from your pack. We also have a selection of fundraising essentials such as collection buckets and cans. If there’s anything else you need drop us an email and we’ll see if we can help.

Let your friends and family know you're hosting an event by sharing it on social media - it's a great way of ensuring more guests and boosting fundraising totals. 

Facebook can be linked to an online giving page, and events and groups can be a great way of knowing numbers and sharing news in the build-up to the day. Tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

You’ll find a collection box in your fundraising pack for your guests to give cash donations. Alternatively, if you’re worried about handling large amounts of cash, setting up an online giving page is a quick and easy way for people to donate online.

To claim gift aid on donations from your event, we suggest one of two easy ways:

  1. Place your Gift Aid form next to your collection and encourage everyone who donates to tick the Gift Aid column and provide their full name, house number and postcode (home address is needed in order for us to claim). Pop this form to us in the post using your Freepost envelope, or to addressed to Breast Cancer Now, Fifth Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY. We’ll do the rest!
  2. Ask your guests to donate via an online giving page. They’re quick and easy to set up, and all the gift aid is handled through the page.

Gift Aid is a brilliant way of increasing the value of your fundraising at no cost to yourself or your guests.

Anyone who is a UK income tax payer can reclaim the basic rate of tax on their donation, which means that for every £1 donated, we could receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, giving us a total amount of £1.25.

To qualify for Gift Aid you must be a UK tax payer and pay an amount of Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax each tax year (6 April – 5 April) at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.

If you are the event organiser, please note that HMRC do not allow Gift Aid claims of one total amount that you have collected in and added to the form. Instead, please encourage anyone who has donated to your collection to add their details to the Gift Aid form for the individual amount they donated.

To find out more about Gift Aid, visit the HMRC website.

  1. Make your donation online.
  2. Pay in cash at the bank. Most high street banks will accept the paying-in slip in your fundraising pack, although we do prefer you use a Barclays branch. Please only use a Breast Cancer Now paying-in slip (NOT the bank’s own paying-in slip) so that we can acknowledge safe receipt of your funds and send you a thank you certificate.
  3. Post us a cheque. Send your cheque (not cash) made payable to 'Breast Cancer Now' in the Freepost envelope in your fundraising pack. If you don't have the envelope, no problem, post it to Freepost RTSC-SJTC-RAKY, Fifth Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY. Please make sure you enclose a brief note with your contact details and let us know how you raised the money so we can get in touch and thank you.
  4. Pay by card over the phone by calling our Supporter Engagement team on 0333 20 70 300.

Not a problem, just give us a call on 0333 20 70 300 and we can send out a new one.

You can also pay in your fundraising online.

Of course! Once your fundraising is complete, we’ll send you out a certificate in the post so you can proudly display your amazing fundraising total.

Organising your own fundraising event can be a fun and exciting opportunity to get friends, family and colleagues together to raise money for a fantastic cause. 

We will help you every step of the way, from receiving your free fundraising pack, to tips and ideas in the run-up to your event, and huge congratulations and thanks from us when it’s all over. 

You won’t be fundraising alone. 

The amazing fundraising from Breast Cancer Now supporters helps to fund life-saving breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland. Right now, we’re funding almost £25 million worth of cutting-edge research, supporting nearly 380 of the brightest scientists make the discoveries we need to stop women dying from breast cancer.

Fundraising helps make this possible.

Absolutely, and thank you so much for choosing to donate to us and help make life-saving research happen!

You can donate online.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, and we have a clear goal – that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and live well.

We are dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease, but we believe that if we all act now, a future where nobody dies from breast cancer is possible.

If you would like to find out more about Breast Cancer Now, please visit our about us section.