Fundraising ideas during the Coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on charities and it has been a very difficult time for fundraising.

While it's great news that fundraising events are now very much back, we understand that a lot of people want to support Macmillan but are not yet comfortable being part of larger fundraising events. With your help, we can continue to help people pay their bills, support them with going to appointments, and offer a listening ear when times are tough.

Safely returning to fundraising

How are providers keeping fundraising events safe?

Top tips for fundraising safely at events

Virtual fundraising ideas

We understand that for many, especially those who have weakened immune systems or in high-risk categories, there is a real worry about being part of events with lots of people but still want to support Macmillan.

The pandemic has meant charities such as Macmillan must provide safe ways for supporters to raise money while in lockdown, isolating and social distancing. 
Covid led to a lot of fundraising online but whether it was Zoom, House Party, Skype, Microsoft Teams, the charity world has seen so many people coming together and raising funds for good causes. 

Below we have lots of great online fundraising ideas you can get involved with.


Donate to our emergency appeal

Help us raise funds for new virtual services and recruit new workers while our nurses support the NHS frontline, so we can  continue to do whatever it takes for people living with cancer.

Donate to our emergency appeal


Brave the Shave

Shave your hair and raise money for people living with cancer. You can do this as a solo challenge. Or if you're isolating with friends and family, get them to shave their hair too, raising even more money for Macmillan.

Sign up to Brave the Shave


Game Heroes

Set up your fundraising page and hold a virtual gaming challenge and play your favourite games. Gather a virtual team together or go solo and livestream the mayhem and madness on Twitch. Or you can share updates on social media.

Sign up for Game Heroes


Macmillan's online shop

Macmillan's online shop is still taking orders and delivering goods across the UK. You will find clothing, jewellery, greetings cards and stationery. By shopping with us, you’re helping us provide essential services and support to people affected by cancer.

Buy something from our Macmillan online shop


Organise your own event

You may come up with a completely unique and fun way to raise money for Macmillan. We'd love to hear about it and support you in any way we can.

You may be organising birthday fundraising, a karaoke sing-off, or a push-up challenge. Let us know and you’ll get all the support we offer.

Organise your own event


Send an eCard

eCards are a great way of letting people you know are thinking about them. You can send them while making a donation to Macmillan. No need to buy stamps or find your nearest post box. Quick, simple and safe.

Send an eCard


Play Macmillan's Raffle or Lottery

If you want to win some amazing prizes and support Macmillan at the same time, play the Macmillan Raffle or Macmillan Weekly Lottery.

Players must be over 18.

Sign up to our Raffle or Lottery


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