Follow these six simple steps to ensure you enjoy a smooth-running event…

1. Choose an event to hold or get involved in 

Our A-Z of fundraising is full of ideas that individuals and groups can organise. For more ideas take a look around our website and our newsletter ‘Thank You’ to see what everyone else has been doing to support us.

If you don’t want to plan your event, you can join in with any of the Charity’s existing events such as our annual fundraising day Ted’s Big Day Out!, Walk of Life, Movie by Moonlight or even an overseas adventure of a lifetime!

2. Request a fundraising pack
Simply register for one of our events, or complete the online fundraising pack request form. Once you have registered for an event or returned the fundraising form, we will know how best we can help you. Once you are a registered fundraiser we may be able to provide merchandise and advice.

3. Let us know what you need
Included in your fundraising pack is merchandise and loan materials order form for items such as posters, banners and stickers. If you need anything else such as advice on how to make the most of your event, including how to run a raffle or auction, then please contact the Events team who will be able to help you. We can also help promote your event by giving advice on writing a press release about your fundraising for local media.

4. Let us know how it went
After all the hard work is over and your event has been a success send us any stories and photos. Your support means a lot to us and we’d love to feature you in our newsletter,on our website, Facebook and Twitter.

5. Let us have the money you raised
Please send in the money you have raised as soon as possible and don’t forget UK taxpayers can increase their support by 25p for every £1 donated just by ticking the Gift Aid column on a sponsor form or completing a Gift Aid declaration form. We can accept donations by cheque, charity voucher, cash or card. Please note though that cash can only be accepted in person. We maybe able to arrange for a cheque presentation photo to be taken for you.

6. Keep in touch
Let us add your name to our mailing list so we can keep you up to date with details of our fundraising and activities or simply start all over again and become one of our regular fundraisers! Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and use these to help you maximise the promotion of your fundraising.