Registered Charity Number: 1135740

Step 1: Decide on your Fundraiser

Step 1There are so many ways you can raise money for Women’s Work.

Whether you want the challenge of a lifetime, or an effortless way to make a difference every day, we have some fundraising ideas for you. It’s easy to incorporate fundraising into a wide range of events. Your event might be a sponsored activity, or a stall, a film night, quiz night, charity auction, it’s up to you:

We rely on your generosity to help keep our vital campaigns and services running.

Organising a sponsored event?

Contact us: 01332 242525 with your name, address, contact details and event details. We will send you sponsor forms and an event registration form.  We will also help to publicise your event.

Download the Sponsorship form PDF here

Charity Auction

Charity auctions are a really popular way of raising money and can be cheap to run if you’re creative in the way you source prizes.

Clothes Swap

These can be a great opportunity to give your wardrobe a spruce up affordably. Have a day dedicated to collecting people’s unwanted (clean) clothes in exchange for a token, just after the holidays may be a good idea. The following day open your “Swap Shop” for students to descend in search of some bargains! It is a good idea to make this a free event to encourage people to come along and organize clothes by price (£1-£5).

Cake Sale

If you’re unable to find a Mary Berry in the making, take a look at the Krispy Kremes website for information on how to run a doughnut stall.

Nominate us as a Charity Partner for a local supermarket

Local branches of supermarkets often nominate charities to which they fundraise for throughout the year.  Check the entry supermarket’s charity criteria carefully to save wasted efforts!

Sponsored Endurance Challenge

Why not raise money as well as getting fit? You could do a sponsored run, bike ride, swim, hike, even a meditation-athon or a zumbathon.

PayPal Giving Fund

Sell unwanted items on eBay for Charities and you can choose to donate a percentage (or all!) of the sale price to Women's Work.  Click here to sell items or for more information visit PayPal Giving Fund for more information.

Is a great way to raise money for charities, just by shopping online. You don’t pay anything extra. Let’s say you want to buy a pair of shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to directly, you first go to After you buy your shoes, John Lewis will give you a cash reward that you can turn into a donation for your good cause. easyfundraising collect this and send it on at no extra cost.

Film Night

At any point in the term this can go down a treat! Get a comfortable venue, choose a big hit and run a film night! Some universities run a Student Cinema who may be able to help you with venue, publicity and film. It’s worth an email.

Next: Step 2: Creating an online donations page

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