Become a fundraiser - become a hero!

Our supporters, donors and fundraisers are the reason we are able to help and encourage thousands of families facing difficulties throughout the UK. We are so grateful to all of them for the ways in which they help us – without their generosity and enthusiasm we would not be able to continue our vital work.

Could you use your skills, interests or hobbies to make a big difference to families across the UK?

Get inspired with some of our fundraising ideas or register your fundraising event using the form below.

Fundraising ideas

There’s a reason why the word ‘fun’ can be found in ‘fundraising’! We’re looking for people who love to support a good cause and have fun while doing it.

For inspiration read about some of the incredible ways that our fundraising heroes have raised money for us.

The sky’s the limit in what you could do to raise much needed funds for Care for the Family and make a huge difference to peoples lives – just a small amount can go a long way.

  • £20 can pay for a bereaved person to attend one of our hope giving day events.
  • £50 can help subsidise a family building break for a single parent family
  • £350 trains a volunteer to deliver relationship education sessions for new parents

Here are a few events ideas to get you started:

Enjoy baking? Why not hold a Care for a Cupcake fundraiser! Stock up on some yummy treats, invite your friends over, and they can buy a cupcake while sharing a tea or coffee with you.

Enjoy the great British tradition of Sunday lunch while raising money. Instead of going to a restaurant for a family meal, cook a roast at home and get everyone to donate the cost of their meal to Care for the Family.

Love running? You could run to raise much needed funds. Take part in some well known running events such as BUPA 10K, or even the London marathon.

When celebrating an occasion such as an anniversary or birthday, we’ve found that many people have used it as an opportunity to ask for donation in lieu (or as well as!) a present. It’s a simple and personal way to celebrate a special day.

Have a car that’s beyond repair? Believe it or not every vehicle, no matter the condition, is still worth something. When sent for scrap, most cars, vans and lorries achieve around £35. Visit for further information.

Hold a quiz or mastermind tournament and charge a small entry fee. Encourage friends to get into teams and get competitive. The internet has some great quiz questions for free.

Contact local shops and businesses and ask them to donate some items for a charity auction. Invite work colleagues, family and friends so they can bid to their heart’s content.

Sell all those unwanted household items on Ebay. Care for the Family is now raising funds on Ebay. Click here to find out how. 

Here’s a new, easy way to raise money for Care for the Family that does not involve parting with extra cash. Shop online with thousands of stores and raise money for us with every purchase – at no cost to you. Visit

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on, whilst also donating 0.5% to their chosen charity (at no extra cost to you). Check it out here:

Register your interest

If you’re planning a fundraising event, fill in the form below and let us know! We can help and support you every step of the way, beginning with a fundraising pack to get you started.

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