Not sure how to raise £1,000? It’s easier than you might think

Here are some examples of the different ways you can reach your target and have fun in the process. Remember, however you choose to fundraise, your £1k Challenge could help change the future of incurable secondary breast cancer.

1. Set-up an online fundraising page

Setting up a JustGiving online fundraising page makes raising money quick and easy. Once your page is set up, donations come straight through to Breast Cancer Now.

Your online page also provides a great place for you to share your story and provide your supporters with regular updates on your progress.

Go to justgiving.com/breastcancernow and click the ‘Fundraise for us’ button.

Set up your online fundraising page

2. Get together

Get together with friends, family or colleagues for a cake sale, coffee morning or a ‘crafternoon’.

Whether you’re holding a ‘Bake Off’ at work, or sharing a creative passion with loved ones at a donate-to-take-part craft and chat, it will be a great way to have a laugh and help change the future of breast cancer.

Looking to raise a bit extra? Why not hold a free prize draw at your event.

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3. Jumble sale

What better excuse to have a spring clean and clear the clutter, all for a good cause?

Books, clothes, games – they’re bound to be treasure to someone else. Finding them a new home can be a brilliant way to fundraise and support our life-changing secondary breast cancer research and care.

Find a local car boot sale, jumble sale or sell your items on eBay or Facebook Marketplace and donate the proceeds to Breast Cancer Now.

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4. Sponsored challenge

Crop your mop, give up something for a month, or encourage sponsorship with pledges if you reach your target. Serious or silly, your commitment will help make a huge difference.

You could even ask your friends and family to get involved, are you brave enough to let your loved ones loose on your hair or pick your clothes for a week?

Make sure to post the evidence on your social media.

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5. Get active

Organise a sponsored walk, run, swim or cycle, or hold your own golf tournament. Or why not challenge yourself to run 1,000 miles, do 1,000 push ups or walk 1,000 steps? However you choose to get active, it will be a great way to get fit, have fun and make a difference.

Set a date, choose your activity and spread the word. Letting your friends and family know about your challenge will encourage sponsorship and may even get more people to want to join in. You could even wear fancy dress for extra sponsorship - or make your challenge even more meaningful by dedicating each mile to someone special for extra donations.

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6. Quiz night

A fundraising staple and a great way to get people together for a fantastic cause. As well as charging teams to take part, you could also hold a prize raffle or auction so there are even more opportunities to be a winner and raise money.

Write the questions or find some online, gather friends and family, and get quizzing. You can even print off our handy template answer sheet to help you. Make it unique with a round on family history or photos.

View our guide to quizzes for extra tips.

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7. Parties, dinner and gala balls

Lots of our fundraisers love to hold dinner parties, discos or balls. The preparation can be as fun as the evening itself. Ask your family and friends to help to plan and promote the event, as well as help on the night. The more people you have involved, the easier it will be getting donations, selling tickets, and asking for raffle prizes.

Make sure to pick a venue that suits your needs and don’t forget to think about the entertainment. You could have a theme, make it a costume party or just enjoy letting your hair down in style.

Remember to check with the venue to ensure that all the correct licences and insurances are in place.

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Take on the £1k Challenge

If you haven't already, do something amazing for those with secondary breast cancer this year and take on the £1k Challenge.

Learn more about the £1k Challenge

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.

Remember we’re here to help, you can always get in touch with us at community@breastcancernow.org or call us on 0207 025 2425. if you want to talk about your plans.