Need a helping hand? Whether you’re putting on a ball, a small party, or lacing up those trainers to take on a challenge; we’re right here for you with our helpful hints and tips!

1. Get in touch and tell us about it!

If you haven’t already, make sure you let us know what it is you’re planning to do. We love to hear how people fundraise for Big C to offer our support and guidance.

2. Make time to plan!

It’s always worth spending some time researching and thinking about the timing of your fundraising. Look at what other events are happening, both locally and nationally to avoid any clashes for people who might want to take part.

3. Ask for help

Make a list of everyone you know that you could ask for help or get them involved with a particular part of the planning. From friends, family and neighbours, to colleagues, club members and your local pub or coffee shop.

4. Set up your fundraising page

It’s really quick and easy to set up an online Just Giving fundraising page. You can do this via this link: Create your Big C Just Giving fundraising page. Tell the story of why you’re fundraising, set a target and then share with friends and family!

5. Add a twist!

Theme it, or do it in fancy dress – make your fundraising stand out from the crowd and get people’s attention by doing something different!

6. Shout about it!

Spread the word far and wide. You could consider contacting your local newspaper or magazine and sharing your story with them. Share your Just Giving fundraising page online across social media. Make sure you tag us in your posts – @bigccharity on Facebook and Instagram or @bigctweets on Twitter.

7. Maximise your funds

Fundraising totals can be boosted by an extra 25% by claiming Gift Aid. Gift Aid allows Big C to reclaim from HMRC 25p for every £1 donated. To claim gift aid your must be eligible and more details can be found here.

Also many organisations offer a ‘match funding’ scheme whereby they will match a certain percentage of money raised. It’s worth asking in your workplace whether a scheme like this is in place.

8. Make sure the event is safe!

It’s important to ensure that any event or activity you plan to host is safe for those taking part, and follows any legal regulations. Make sure things such as food hygiene, collection licenses and first aid provision is looked at carefully. For large events we would suggest you look at completing a risk assessment.

9. Share your success

People will still donate to causes after an event has finished, especially if you post an update on your Just Giving fundraising page with photos and news from the day. Be sure to thank your supporters and let them know how much was raised – they will want to celebrate with you! Don’t forget to send in any offline donations to us along with photos from your fundraising!

10 Have fun!

More than anything, it’s important to have fun while fundraising. Putting in the effort to make a difference is a fantastic thing and you should make sure that whatever it is you do – you enjoy it!