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Fundraise for the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre

Thank you for beginning your fundraising journey with us. Without amazing people like you, our research simply couldn’t happen.

Children’s brain tumours account for around a fifth of all childhood cancers in the UK. The money that you raise will help to support vital research at the Children Brain Tumour Research Centre.

100% of everything you raise goes directly to our research.

There are lots of fun and easy ways you can support the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre. Don’t worry if these ideas aren’t for you - there are endless ways you could raise money and we’re here to help at every step of the way. 


Personal challenge 
If that’s a 5k, 10k, swim-athon, zumba-athon, or even a skydive or bungee jump, challenge yourself (and maybe rope in a few friends) then ask your family and friends to sponsor you. Remember, the bigger the challenge, the more likely it is that people will want to donate. If it’s a race, you could ask colleagues or friends to pay £2 to guess your finishing time and the closest will win a prize.


Give it up 
Spending too much money on your morning latte? Or your Friday night glass of wine? Get sponsored to give it up for a week or more and donate any money you might have spent. Or are you known for being the office chatterbox? Fundraise by taking part in a sponsored silence. You could also ‘give up’ your birthday or Christmas gifts from family and friends and ask for donations instead. 


At work 
As well as asking your employer to match your donations, there are lots of ways to get the whole office involved! Organise a dress down Friday, or even a fancy dress Friday, and ask the participants to make a £2 donation. Organise a lunch time bake sale or a promises auction, you could offer to do their shredding for a week or tidy their desk in exchange for a donation.


In the community 
Organise a quiz night at your local pub or online and ask local businesses to donate the prizes. You could organise a summer BBQ for your friends and neighbours, or in the winter months a bonfire night with fireworks, and ask them to pay an entry fee.


Follow our top tips for successful fundraising 

  • Follow our Facebook page, for fundraising inspiration and to see updates about our vital research 
  • Have a look at our challenge page, to help you decide what kind of sponsored event to take part in 
  • Set yourself a fundraising target, to give you something to aim for 
  • Set up a JustGiving page
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help, friends and family are very happy to help with fundraising so find out if they’d like to get involved. Some employers also offer matched fundraising so don’t be afraid to ask if your workplace offer this 
  • Have fun! Whether you’ve been training for weeks, readied yourself for an adrenaline-fuelled challenge or given something up, you’ve worked hard for this so give yourself a pat on the back
  • Many people will donate after the event, so don’t stop promoting it and encourage people who forget to make their donation to donate now
  • Keep it safe
  • Get in touch, we want to hear about anything you are planning, and we are here to support you along the way

Once you have finished fundraising, you will need to send the money to us. This will happen automatically if you have raised the money through JustGiving. 

Thank you for helping us to save and improve children's lives

For 25 years, our world-leading researchers and clinicians have been working tirelessly to stop brain tumours from shattering the lives of children and their families. Thanks to amazing people like you, we're able to continue our work so that one day no child will have to suffer the devastating effects of a brain tumour. 

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