From skydiving to suppers, our spinal cord injury community has pulled out all the stops to raise essential funds for us.
And as we safely and slowly emerge from covid isolation, we can do even more to excite our community, family and friends. There are so many ways to support us, whether you want to jump out of a plane, organise a fish and chip supper, take part in a sporty challenge, or something else to suit you. We would say ‘no idea is a bad idea’, but that might be asking for trouble.
Put the fun in fundraising
Fundraising should be fun. But we know not everyone’s idea of fun is the same! So do what you enjoy. Think about what you’re good at and use that as a starting point. Are you great at crafts – then why not hold a craft sale? Or if you could give Nigella run for her money, why not host a bake sale.
If you’d prefer a more active challenge visit our events page for ideas, look for local events, or if you’re feeling ambitious why not organise your own.
Get inspired by Jacqui’s fundraisers
Jacqui was injured at C4/5 (incomplete) after falling down the stairs in 2009. At the time she was a full time teacher, army wife and busy mum to two young children. She spent several months as an inpatient at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Centre.
Since then, Jacqui has done lots of fundraising for us, starting with walking the 96-mile Jurassic Coast from Exmouth to Dorset. She’s also organised a raffle through her Instagram profile that raised over £7,000. She said:
She uses her fundraising events to also raise awareness about what life is like with a spinal cord injury. And therefore why their donations are so important.
Once you’ve had your fantastic fundraising idea, you can set up your fundraiser with our Just Giving website (see button below) – just click ‘fundraise for us’ and follow the step-by-step process to set up your page.
For a sponsorship form, A-Z of fundraising ideas and tips on using branded bunting at your event, simply click the buttons below. Any more questions? Contact our fundraising team by emailing [email protected] or calling 01908 604 191. Good luck!