Fundraising: Hold an Event

You may want to hold your own event, like a cake sale, tombola stall, coffee morning or a quiz night. Maybe even a summer or winter ball!

It doesn't matter how big or small the event is, everything helps to raise awareness about mesothelioma and supporting Mesothelioma UK.

If you are taking part in any type of event you can set up your own fundraising page which will help to raise your profile, you can tell your story and why you want to personally fundraise for Mesothelioma UK.

Just click on the Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving link and start fundraising today.

When raising money for a charity event, always try to be honest with your sponsors about the reasons why you want to raise money for Mesothelioma UK. Give them some background information, tell them about the charity and it's services and why it is important to you, being more personal may make them more likely to sponsor you.

Here's a handy guide on how to plan an event.

Fundraising is about having fun and raising money and whilst doing that being safe and within the law. Mesothelioma UK does not want you to accidentally break any laws so if you decide to hold a fundraising event you must always consider health and safety and any legal requirements when doing any fundraising activity.

Please contact your local authority and ask for their advice and visit the Health and Safety Executive who will provide advice on keeping safe and legal. Visit the Institute of Fundraising at www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk which features information on the best ways to fundraise.