Celebration donations

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To mark a special occasion, such as an anniversary, retirement, a birthday, or a wedding you could ask for donations instead of gifts to help raise funds to support people with kidney cancer

This is an inspirational way to mark a special occasion, and it can provide crucial funding to help support kidney cancer patients and their families.

Here are some ways you can collect donations during your special occasion:

If you need help or support, please do not hesitate to email us, ring our helpline, or post on our patient support forum.

Create a celebration page

We would like to thank you for collecting donations for Action Kidney Cancer during your special occasion and/or in leu of gifts – it is very much appreciated.  Even the smallest donation can make a big difference to small charity like ourselves.

We recommend setting up a special celebration page on one of the donation platforms, such as JustGiving, Enthuse or Total Giving. All money raised will be donated to our charity to help support kidney cancer patients and their families. Also, when using these platforms you don’t have to worry about Gift Aid. You can also donate the funds using the donate form on our Donate page or by clicking on our Donate to Action Kidney Cancer form.

If you use Facebook, you can create a Facebook Fundraising page. This is an easy way to ask people to donate to Action Kidney Cancer.

Here are some ideas for your celebration page:

  • Use photos and stories to explain why you’ve chosen to support Action Kidney Cancer. Use a story that is personal to you.
  • Decide on an overall fundraising target and add it to your page.
  • Add the link to your page on your invitations, emails and your thank you messages.
  • Thank people for their donations.

Some celebration fundraising ideas

Here are some ideas that will make it easier for your guests to donate to Action Kidney Cancer:

  • Mention you are raising funds for Action Kidney Cancer and give a brief reason why in your invitation. Ask your guests to donate to ActionKidneyCancer instead of giving a gift. Add a link to our donate page into your emails and invitations (https://actionkidneycancer.org/get-involved/donate/).
  • Remind people that you are making a donation to Action Kidney Cancer when you welcome them to the event, say goodbye or during any speeches.
  • Use games, quizzes and competitions to encourage donations with a prize for the winner.
  • Use collection boxes on tables around the event room. Email us for a collection box that you can use.
  • Email us for any gifts, such as glass hearts, that you can give out during the event.

We are extremely grateful for all donations to Action Kidney Cancer, which will be used to support kidney cancer patients and their families in the United Kingdom.

Action Kidney Cancer is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The code helps to ensure that the work of fundraising organisations is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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