Have fun fundraising for Dimbleby Cancer Care

Our goal is to support as many people affected by cancer as we can, but we cannot do it without your help and support. Without your time and energy to raise money we cannot continue to help making lives better for those living with cancer.

In order to help us we want you to try and have as much fun as you can to help raise vital money and raise the roof about the amazing work we fund. This information is aimed to give you lots of advice, ideas and support for your fundraising. If you have any issues please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Fundraising is meant to be about having some fun and raising money but please be aware that there are Laws in place for some fundraising activities. Have a look at what you need to be aware of for some fundraising ideas.

Disclaimer: Dimbleby Cancer Care cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury suffered by you or anyone else as a result of taking part in a fundraising event.

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How to fundraise

Whether you decide to join one of our organised events, run a marathon, host a #DimbleTea or whatever, remember that we are really grateful for any amount raised: the smallest of change will make a big difference.


If you have your event organised but now you need to let people know about it. There are lots of different ways to shout about your event and get people to join in.

You can promote your event by using DCC posters, collection tins and branded items. If you would like an Information Pack please drop us an email


Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are the fastest way to spread the word to your contacts what you’re up to and you can encourage friends or colleagues to promote your fundraising with just the click of a button.

Sending a blanket email out to family, friends and work colleagues is another sure fire way of letting people know what you’re up to and importing the date directly into their on-line calendar.

If you are using an on-line sponsorship form it couldn’t be simpler or quicker for people to sponsor you immediately. Click here for more information.


Local news love a good story, so get in touch with the newsdesk of your local radio, newspaper and television. You’ll be surprised how much difference this can make to your fundraising.


The fastest and best way to raise money is online however if that doesn’t suit you or you want the best of both worlds please get in touch and we can send you a sponsorship forms – don’t forget to ask people to please add Gift Aid to their sponsorship.


Gift Aid is a huge deal for charities as every £1 people sponsor you, we can claim an extra 25p back from the Government. Please encourage your family, friends and colleagues to top up all of their sponsorship money by adding Gift Aid to it with no extra work for you.


If you’ve been kindly collecting cash for us that’s fantastic. Next is to get it donated to us and start making lives better for people living with cancer and allow us to shout about your hard work and generosity on our website. We are a tiny team so we sadly can’t come and collect money raised so we rely on people paying the money directly to us. Keeping our costs to a minimum is crucial which is why the online sponsorship works so well as it keeps our admin costs to the bare minimum. You can help us by paying in your money raised into your bank account and either send us a cheque or donate by Bacs. Just drop us an e-mail to let us know how much you paid in and what reference you used at the bank and we’ll make sure we let you know it’s safely received and doing good work. Please do not forget to use your name as a reference at the bank.


Now you’ve read the boring bits it’s time to think and get excited about what you want to do to help raise as much money as possible for DCC. Here is a list of ideas broken down into quick read sections for the office, community and with your family.

Whether you decided to run a marathon, take part in our Walk50 challenge or hold a #DimbleTea with friends and family, we’re here to help you.




Whatever you choose to do and however you do it have a much fun as possible but please be safe and legal.

If you need any further information or advice please contact us at


We have three main organised events each year: Walk50, The World’s Greatest Quiz and our Carols by Candlelight. To find out about how to get involved in these and all our other events including how to host your very own DimbleTea follow the link below.

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