FUNDRAISING IDEAS & TIPS
Looking for fundraising tips and ideas? Then look no further! If you’d like to fundraise for us, to help Burning Nights be a successful UK charity for CRPS, then this page gives you a few ideas of activities to think about!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Burning Nights CRPS Support is a registered UK charity dedicated to CRPS. Our charity registration number is 1166522 and we are registered in England & Wales.
There a lots of ways you can get involved in helping us to be a successful charity for CRPS in the UK! Why not check out our OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US section of this fundraising page?!
In this page you will find fundraising ideas and tips that you can do both at home if you are house bound or bed ridden as well as ideas outside your home. Your charity events will be the key to helping Burning Nights and eventually after becoming a charity you will be helping CRPS sufferers around the country. Don’t forget that November is recognised as CRPS Awareness month and so many of you may consider fundraising during that time as well as the rest of the year – ‘Remember, Remember CRPS NERVEmber™ ‘
If you have a fundraiser in mind please contact us and give us the outline of your planned event. We may be able to help you with fundraising materials, please contact us for further information. If you are wanting to do a sponsored event, we are a registered charity on BT My Donate where you are able to set up a fundraising page in aid of us at Burning Nights. Don’t forget if you’re a UK tax payer, we are registered for UK Gift Aid!
If you don’t wish to fundraise then would you donate even a small amount towards our target, so together we will get there! Please visit our DONATIONS page for full details.
WANT TO FUNDRAISE FOR US? Here’s the Burning Nights Sponsorship form BURNING NIGHTS SPONSORSHIP FORM 2016 for you to download – > BURNING NIGHTS SPONSORSHIP FORM 2016
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT US
We have a number of other ways in which you can support us. Those ways currently include:
Burning Nights CRPS Support is now registered as a cause on Easy Fundraising and instead of going directly to an online shop to buy your items on the internet, go to Easy Fundraising where the price of your item is exactly the same it just gets the shop/retailer where you’ve bought your product from to send a donation to Burning Nights as well! This is the link to see how EASY FUNDRAISING works!
There is also an EASY FUNDRAISING APP that way you can use the app to go to the online store to see if they have the item you’re looking for. See the Burning Nights Easy Fundraising App FLYER below for more information!
ChariTable is a fantastic way of helping us raise money when you go out for a meal! You must book online using the ChariTable bookings website or download and use their app (downloadable on Apple / Google Play / Windows) and in return we as a charity receive £1 per diner.
Here’s all the website you need to go to to sign up for FREE and start collecting those FREE donations from ChariTable just by your booking restaurant meal online:
Love cooking at home?
Enjoy watching Albert Roux, Marcus Wareing, John Williams, Brian Turner, Richard Corrigan and other great chefs cook on the TV? Well this great recipe book will be perfect for you or as a gift for a foodie! The ChariTable Bookings Signature Dish book has 365 leading UK chefs’ recipes and for every one sold £5 is donated to Burning Nights CRPS Support!
Raise money, support & donate to Burning Nights CRPS Support just by switching your utilities via Willdiffer. If you switch one of your utilities (energy, broadband, TV and phone) to a better deal and raise money for a great cause.
Willdiffer allows you to compare the latest utility packages across a whole range of service providers to find the best deal for you. When you switch providers with them, they will donate money to the charities which matter to you such as Burning Nights CRPS Support.
eBAY FOR CHARITY
Another great way of supporting Burning Nights CRPS Support charity is on eBay for Charities. We are registered on eBay for Charities so if you buy or sell anything via eBay then choose Burning Nights CRPS Support as 1 of your favourites and help us raise extra funds when you’re on eBay! If you’re a registered eBay seller, sellers can donate between 10% – 100% of each item’s sale price to Burning Nights CRPS Support charity. Using eBay for Charities is a clear and simple way to help and support our charity not only in donations but it will help boost our charity’s profile and in the end boost awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Check out Burning Nights eBay for Charity page & choose us as your favourite!
FUNDRAISING AT HOME
Here are just some ideas and fundraising tips to get you started, that you can do at home….
PURCHASE ITEMS ONLINE
Don’t forget to use the EASY FUNDRAISING website to order your items online so the shop can send a donation with no cost to yourself! This is the link to BURNING NIGHTS – CRPS SUPPORT cause page with Easy Fundraising.
HAVE A PARTY
Have a party and invite your friends and colleagues and instead of requesting gifts from them ask them to make a donation either online on the DONATIONS page or put the cash in an envelope and then you as the organiser can send the money onto Burning Nights either as a Bank Transfer or as a cheque. You could make your party a themed one, a fancy dress or even a Retro party. Why not make a passionate speech at the beginning or end of your party where you can talk about Burning Nights and what we are trying to achieve?! The main emphasis must be on the FUN part of FUNdraiser!
Why not have a swear box in your home and you could fine anyone for swearing? It could be used for anyone who comes into your house whether it is a member of the family, a friend or a work colleague! You could have a tariff of ‘charges’ where you put a list on the box, without using the full swear words if you want, and put a fine next to each swear word and every time someone is caught swearing then they put the fine in the box! You agree a time frame for the swear box and after it ends count up your money and send it into Burning Nights either as a donations via PayPal, by cheque or Direct Bank Transfer. You could also put the SWEAR BOX at your work as well!
HOST A SPONSORED EVENT
This could be a sponsored head shave, hair cut, beard grow, hair dye in orange for CRPS Awareness, waxing a man’s leg or even an auction where you use promises instead of actual prizes! If the person who has pledge some money fails at the event then they have to make a bigger contribution! Or if you know anyone famous or who are celebrities ask them to donate something of theirs such as a signed photo of them, an autographed letter or a ticket to an event and with these prizes you could auction off to the highest bidder with the money you raise going to help CRPS sufferers.
SPONSORED INTERNET ACTIVITY
Do you have a special talent? Can you sing or whistle? You could get people to sponsor you to do an activity and you can record it and then put it on YouTube or Vimeo or you could do your special talent live over the internet!
GARAGE SALE / CAR BOOT
Gather up old toys, clothes, old Christmas presents, DVDs, CDs, decorations or unused items and put up a stall on your driveway and sell off all your old and unwanted items. These items could also be sold on eBay or Craigslist.
If you sell or buy anything via eBay you can also raise money for Burning Nights CRPS Support charity there as well via eBay for Charity. Why not make us your favourite? Visit our page within eBAY for Charity?
If you’re good at cooking or a member of your family is a good cook then why not consider holding a dinner party for friends, neighbours or family and get each of them to donate money to benefit Burning Nights.
These can be held in your home or at work or in your local Church hall, community hall or Scout/Guide hut. Bake some cakes, muffins and biscuits or even buy a few in from your local supermarket and ask people who come to the coffee morning to donate a small amount to you in return for the coffee and cakes.
OTHER FUNDRAISER IDEAS
You could ask someone at work or some of your friends or family to give up something for a set amount of time such as giving up chocolate for a month or stop smoking for a month and the money they would have spent on the chocolate or on their smoking they could pledge that money to you with the cause to be benefited being Burning Nights.
You could ask your local scout/Guide hut, local pub or local community hall if you could use it to hold an event to raise money towards the making of a charity. The you can hold a quiz night by asking friends, family member, neighbours & work colleagues to pay for each person in the team or a team of 4 price and the money you raise can all go towards Burning Nights.
BAKE / HOMEMADE PRODUCTS / CAR BOOT SALE
You could bake some cakes, biscuits, cookies, muffins or make small chocolate truffles at home and if you live in a busy street or busy estate you could sell them to your friends and neighbours. You could make some jewellery, decorations, baskets of things, put ingredients of a cake in glass jars or any art you have made at home and then sell them on eBay or at a village / school fair & fete or local market or car boot sale.
Speak to your children’s school or academy and ask if they could do a Non-Uniform Day where all the children pay £1 OR 50p each.
SPONSORED RUN / BIKE RIDE / SWIM
If there was a local run going on you could join in that or if not then don’t worry create your own! Set out a route around a town for example, get a few friends, family members or work colleagues to do a bike ride or a run around the route and you can get either sponsorship forms or ask them to pledge a set amount of money with the benefit of Burning Nights and we would be happy to send you our logo for this benefit and include the website address and email. As for a sponsored swim we don’t mean swimming the English Channel! You can swim a number of lengths in your local swimming pool or if you live by the sea you could swim to a certain point and get people to sponsor you.
FOOTBALL / GAMES TOURNAMENT / BOXING MATCH
You could organise a 5 a side tournament between local teams and charge spectators an entry fee. You could take and sell some food and soft drinks during the tournament and for the winner you could get a small trophy designed and even make it an annual event! Do you know any local boxers who make consider doing a boxing match in aid of Burning Nights? You could charge the spectators a fee to watch the match or sell tickets in your local shop.
If you have any charity fundraising ideas or tips please do get in touch and we can add them onto the page!
Last Updated: 14/02/2017