Fundraise at your Celebration

Fundraising in celebration is a simple and personal way to celebrate any special occasion. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary, a birthday, a new baby or your retirement, your big or little event could help raise money to save children's lives.

Fundraising ideas

Whatever the celebration, it’s your day. So be as adventurous or as traditional as you want with your fundraising ideas. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Gifts

Do something amazing by asking friends and family to donate to Save the Children instead of buying you a gift. With an online fundraising page it’s simple to get started and you can keep track of how much you’ve raised.

Collection

Include a collection box on the gift table – and make sure people know it's there!

Speeches

Thank everyone who has helped raise money and tell them the total you’ve raised so far. Remind everyone else of your target and let them know it’s not too late to make a donation.

Song requests

If you’re playing music, give guests the chance to request songs in exchange for a donation.

Venue discount

Ask your venue for a cut price rate and donate the difference to Save the Children, then mention them in the speeches to say thank you.

Get competitive

Set up games or quizzes that guests can pay to enter, with a prize for the winner.

Wedding favours

Instead of traditional wedding favours, why not make a donation to Save the Children on behalf of each of your guests? We can supply badges or cards you can put on tables telling friends and family how the money will help.

Sell any spares

If you get any duplicate gifts, you could consider selling them online and donating any money you make.

Creating a donation page

  • Create a personalised fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving.
  • Include images and stories explaining why you've chosen to support Save the Children.
  • Decide on an overall fundraising target and add it to the page.
  • Ask your most generous friends to donate first to set an example.
  • Add the link to your page to all your invitations or emails.

We're here to help

If you need information or advice, or just want to discuss some ideas, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch with us on 0207 012 6997 or at: fundraising@savethechildren.org.uk