How you can help us fundraise

Want to raise money to support the Daisy Appeal, but not sure where to start?

Whether you’re a first timer or regular fundraiser, we all need a little inspiration sometimes.

Do you buy online using Amazon? If so, one of the easiest ways to fundraise is to use www.smile.amazon.co.uk - using it is just the same as your normal Amazon home page with all your details saved. The only difference is that once you’re there, you choose your charity and when you choose the Daisy Appeal, we benefit from 0.5% of all your eligible purchases. So far, we have raised over £8,000 with over 11,000 people supporting us. This also works on the Amazon app on your mobile, so please join us.

There are loads of other ways that you can help! You may wish to use your expertise and help with things that you are good at, or maybe try something completely new. Either way, we will give you as much support as you need! Whatever ways you choose to help us, you can fundraise your way at your own pace. Every little thing you do helps us reach our target faster.

We’re hugely grateful to the thousands of people who have helped us already, but we need more individuals and groups to get involved. We really appreciate it when people give up their valuable time to help us. We need young and old people alike, individuals and groups of friends or work colleagues.

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There are hundreds of ways to raise money for us, but here are just some of the ideas to help inspire you:

  • Helping at Daisy events

  • Organising collections

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  • Selling Daisy merchandise

  • Promoting Annual Draw tickets

  • Organising raffles, tombolas and quiz nights

  • Distributing posters at your place of work

  • Adding Daisy promotions to your products

Examples of events you could hold to raise money on our behalf include:

Host a quiz

The pub, village hall, local sports centre and your best mate’s garden are all venues suitable for hosting a quiz. Decide what’s the best option for you and get working on those questions. Will the theme change by rounds or will your quiz be more niche, with all questions specific to a particular band, film or book? You host the night and guests pay to play. Simple concept... but the questions don’t have to be!
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Attention-grabbing fundraising

Minimal cost, yet spectacular returns are possible if you can identify something that will attract a lot of attention, e.g. abseils, runs, walks, keep fit, vehicle pulls, and more. Fun is a big incentive for people to get involved but you could also reach out to local businesses and ask them to donate a prize. They’ll be helping a good cause and if your event gains press interest, they’ll also get exposure. Sponsor forms are available directly from us. You can create a JustGiving page to share with family friends and colleagues. Visit justgiving.com/thedaisyappeal which makes it really easy to fundraise, and for your supporters to add in GiftAid to give us a further 25%.

Raffles & collections

Hold in busy areas – supermarkets, markets, shopping centres, and leisure centres. Make it different by choosing a theme, such as Valentine’s – chocolates, plants/flowers, cuddly toys, sparkling wine; Gardening, in the spring – pots of spring bulbs, tools, plants, seeds, gloves, pots; Easter – easter eggs, soft toys (bunnies, chicks, etc.); or Christmas – a visit from Santa, and everything themed around the festive season. Collections in public places will need a licence from the local council. Private land including supermarkets do not.
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Kick your bad habits

We all have bad habits, some worse than others, but if you have a habit you want to kick, why not do it while fundraising? If your habit is costly, why not donate the money you save? Or if your habit causes more frustration to others than yourself, why not have people sponsor you? Over the years our supporters have raised money by giving up things like crisps, television, alcohol, chocolate, meat and smoking.

Auction your collection or skills

Do you have a well-stocked record collection you're willing to let go of for a good cause? Or the contacts to get your hands on some sought after sports memorabilia? Then an auction could be the charity fundraising activity for you. You could even make your auction a more casual affair by auctioning off your skill-set, washing up for a month, anyone?!
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Sweepstake

Super sweepstakes

Want a way to fundraise for us quickly? A sweepstake could be the perfect way for you to raise money. You have one question, for example, 'How many sweets in the jar?' and people pay to be given an answer. Whoever has the winning answer gets a prize, while you donate the money raised. We have a sweepstake poster available for free to make this super easy to organise.

Tried & tested methods

Want to engage your staff with a hugely motivating cause that makes a genuine difference to the lives of people living in our community? Then get your business involved in supporting us. Whether you take inspiration from our tried-and-tested ways to help fundraise, like abseiling or shaving your head. Every bit of support and every penny raised counts – and we guarantee it makes a massive difference to the lives of our patients and their families.
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Virtual quizzes & events

We all understand the importance of social distancing to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our community. But we are social creatures and staying apart can be really hard. It also makes face-to-face fundraising that much more difficult. We want to overcome the downsides of social distancing by finding ways to bring people together online – for fun, for friendship and of course, for fundraising. From virtual quizzes to online events – they’re a great way to help us raise money even when normal life is disrupted.

Businesses show you mean business!

Want to engage your staff with a hugely motivating cause that makes a genuine difference to the lives of people living in our community? Then get your business involved in supporting us. Whether you take inspiration from our tried-and-tested ways to help fundraise, every bit of support and every penny raised counts – and we guarantee it makes a massive difference to the lives of our patients and their families. We have found that corporate partnerships work best when we find ways that you can support us whilst fitting around your business objectives and skills. You could choose to support us just for one fundraising event or as your Charity of the Year.  

Businesses can apply for a support pack which includes a collection tin and sellable merchandise including pin badges, wristbands and more. The pack is also full of ways in which you can help the Daisy Appeal by fundraising and through corporate sponsorship.

If there’s anything else you need to know or if you’d like to discuss ideas of your own, just get in touch with us