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Birthday fundraising ideas

You can support people living with cancer for your birthday, for example by asking for donations instead of gifts.

Ask for donations instead of gifts

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Set up your JustGiving page

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Set up a Facebook page

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Send us your donation

Hold a collection at your party

If it's safe to do so and you're holding a birthday party, you can have a collection box or bucket at your gathering and invite guests to give a donation if they have any spare cash. You can order your collection materials on our resources website be.Macmillan

Host a virtual birthday bash

Celebrate and feel loved from afar on your birthday this year by hosting a virtual birthday gathering with family and friends. You could host an online evening party in support of Macmillan, complete with quizzes and party games, or hold a video birthday brunch with friends. 

Set a birthday fundraising target

You could set a fundraising target – for example, raising £300 for your 30th birthday – and share your online giving page with your guests in advance of your virtual gathering. This is a great way to encourage guests to donate on your birthday and help you reach your fundraising goal.

Send a birthday eCard

Have you remembered someone's birthday is coming up? Send them a birthday eCard - it's quick and easy and saves a trip to the shops.