Fundraising for Macmillan

From fundraising resources and ideas to online fundraising tips and information about paying in your donations. We'll help you raise as much as possible for Macmillan.

Fundraising resources and ideas

Fundraising is all part of the challenge and we know it can be difficult to keep asking the same friends and family to support you. Your online giving page will get you off to a great start, but it shouldn’t be the only way you think about fundraising.

We’ve got a number of A-Z easy fundraising ideas for you to use, both in and out of the work place.

If your putting on an event why not use be.macmillan to make a poster or invitations to let everyone know about your event, get some balloons or bunting to brighten up your event and order a collection tin to see those donations come rolling in.  


General downloads:

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Case study poster

Show your supporters where their fundraising goes by displaying these handy posters

Wall planner

Use this handy wall planner to organise your training and fundraising.

Online fundraising

Setting up an online giving page is as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Visit JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving, choose Macmillan Cancer Support and select your challenge from the list.
  2. Personalise your page. Don’t forget to set your target – pages with targets receive on average 46% more than those without.
  3. Shoot for a target – Aim high and tell the world
  4. Once you’ve met your target don’t stop there. We find that most fundraisers raise much more than their original pledge.

These top tips that will help you create a brilliant looking fundraising page in no time.

  • Add a photo – let your picture do some talking too. Fundraisers with pictures on their page tend to raise 14% more.
  • Add a fundraising summary – this is the first thing people will read and you could raise an additional 9%!
  • Tell your personal story – let your supporters know what being a part of Team Macmillan means to you.
  • Don’t be afraid to share your page on your social media. And every time you update it, share it again.
  • Post regular updates – new stories give your supporters a reason to come back and donate again.
  • Don’t forget about email – there are lots of people who are not on social media who would like to hear what you are doing.
  • Include any money you’ve raised offline. Add your cash and chqueue donations to you page so everyone can see how well you’re doing.
  • It’s not over ‘til it’s over – donations come in after the event so make sure you follow up and tell people how you did.

Facebook Donate

If you choose to use Facebook as a fundraising platform, or in order to complement or top up donations for your event, please note we may not be aware of this fundraising activity. If you do raise money on Facebook and want us to link this to your event, please get in touch; you can email challenge@macmillan.org.uk or send us a private message through Facebook

Paying your money in

You’ve done the hard work in raising the money so now make sure it gets to us! It’s super simple and there’s lots of ways to send in your sponsorship money so just pick the one that is best for you.

If you’ve set up an online giving page then you don’t need to do anything - your online page updates your personal fundraising automatically!

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Post your donation

If you’d like to pay by cheque, please make the cheques payable to Macmillan Cancer Support and send it to us at Macmillan, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ, along with a note with your name and your event.

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Deposit at a NatWest or RBS

If you want to request a credit slip to deposit at a NatWest or RBS near you email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or call us on 0300 1000 200. For electronic bank transfers, we can also give you the account details and a unique reference code to quote at the time of transfer. 

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Text your donation

A quick and easy way to give either a one-off or regular monthly donation. 

Donations are taken out of the phone bill at source.

Text MOBILE to 70550 to make a £5 single donation

Text REGULAR to 70550 to make an ongoing donation of £5 a month.

Obtain bill payer's permission. Age 16+. UK mobiles only. One off donations charged at £5 + std rate. Monthly subscription donations charged at £5 + std rate each month. Macmillan Cancer Support is a registered charity in England & Wales 261017, Scotland SC039907, and Isle of Man 604. We receive 100% of all donations. See full terms and conditions.

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Donate by phone

Give us a ring and pay in your sponsorship money over the phone using your credit or debit card payments. We’re open Monday to Friday, 9am -5pm on 0300 1000 200.

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Organise your own event

Get your plans rolling. We've got advice, support, materials and fundraisers who'd love to help you create a great event.

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Go your own way

If you would like to take on a challenge for Macmillan which isn't in our listed events, no problem! Tell us which one you're doing and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

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Help with fundraising

From fundraising resources and ideas to online fundraising tips and information about paying in your donations. We'll help you raise as much as possible for Macmillan.

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