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  • How to promote fundraising for a charity event

    Promoting your fundraising charity event before the days of social media could be a real struggle. Reaching a wide audience was often difficult and keeping supporters up to date and excited about your event was a real challenge.

    The rise of social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter things have transformed the way people fundraise online. We are connected to our professional and personal networks in a way like never before. We can reach large groups of people who already have an interest in why you are fundraising for your event, and who will want to support you along the way.

    Platforms such as JustGiving have made it even easier for you to collect donations from your supporters once you have told them about your event.

    Find out more about fundraising online: Find out more about using social media in your fundraising.

  • How to plan a fundraising event

    Planning a successful fundraising event can seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help. We can help with:
    - Coming up with event ideas
    - Finding a suitable venue
    - Making your event safe and legal
    - Tips for maximising the amount of money you raise.

    Whatever you’re planning, we’ll give you everything you need to make your event a success. Whether you’re a wizard at quizzes, a sports superstar, a host with the most, breaking records or tying the knot - register your event and Macmillan will support you all the way. Find out more about organising your own event.

  • Do I need insurance for a fundraising event?

    If you are organising your own fundraising event for Macmillan, rather than signing up to an organised event, you are responsible for making sure that the event poses no risk to others. Insurance is often included in venue hire fees, but not always.

    You may need to consider arranging public liability cover for some events, which will protect you against claims made by third parties for injury or property damage as a result of negligence. In most cases, for public and/or hazardous events, you may need public liability cover in place. For private events this may not be necessary. Please seek advice if you are unsure.

    Find out more about keeping your event safe and legal. If you are taking part in an organised event that you’ve signed up for, event providers usually have insurance in place, but you may wish to get in touch with the event organisers to check.

  • How to get involved in charity events

    There are many ways to get involved in charity events from setting up your own event to participating in an organised event.

    Whether you’re an ultra-marathon runner or prefer to just have a cup of tea, a slice of cake and a chat, there are endless ways which you can help raise money for Macmillan.

    Come up with your own charity event idea
    Find out more about challenge events
    Discover our philanthropy events
    Find out more about Gifts in Wills at one of our gifts in will events

  • Why participate in charity events?

    Macmillan relies on donations and without fundraising events we simply wouldn’t be able to support people living with cancer. Find out more about how why your support matters: