Wise up on fundraising

Got a question? Have a look through these frequently asked questions, give us a call on 0300 1000 200 or email us.

I want to fundraise for Macmillan. How do I get involved?

We’re over the moon you want to fundraise for us. Your amazing efforts really will help us to make sure that no one faces cancer alone. There are so many ways you can get involved – why not take a look at our events take a look at our events for some inspiration? If you’re not sure what’s right for you, then drop us a line and we’ll be in touch to help you find the fundraising activity that’s perfect for you.


I’m not sure what event is right for me. How do I find out?

We have so many different events available – there really is something for everyone. Just take a look at all our events to get some inspiration or get in touch at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or on 0300 1000 200.


What kind of events can I take part in for Macmillan?

We have all sorts of events for you to take part in. There are physical challenges like runs, hikes and swims. Or for you social types why not organise a coffee morning, a night in with friends, or golf with the guys? There’s even networking and corporate events like our famous luncheons and charity balls. Everything you need to know is on our events pages, or get in touch at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or on 0300 1000 200. Still stuck for inspiration? Then check out our fundraising ideas pages


Can I hold my own event for Macmillan?

Of course. If you're looking at holding your own active event such as a walk, a run or a cycling challenge, all you need to do is head to the specific events page for that category. You’ll be able to join Team Macmillan for your challenge, and we’ll even send you a fabulous pack from us crammed with fundraising tips and training information.

If you're doing your own thing, be it climbing in a bath of beans, holding a quiz night or masterminding a charity auction, we've got lots of really helpful information in Your Event.


I have a specific question about an event. Where can I get the answer?

On many of our pages we'll give you a specific telephone number and contact form so you can find out all the answers to your questions. Alternatively get in touch at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or on 0300 1000 200 and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.


I want to set up an online fundraising page, how can I do this?

You can set up a personalised online donation page with both JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving. They both offer a really easy way for people to sponsor you and add messages of support to spur you on when the training gets tough.

And when you select Macmillan as your chosen charity, all income is transferred directly to us. So all you have to do is share your page on Facebook and Twitter to get the word out to all your friends and family. 


Are you fundraising on Facebook?

Thank you! We don’t see individual fundraising activity on Facebook, if you choose this route to boost your fundraising please get in touch to let us know, you can email fundraising@macmillan.org.uk or send us a private message through Facebook.


I need posters and invitations to promote my event. Where can I get them from?

We’ve got nearly a thousand professionally-designed posters, flyers, invitations and ticket templates on be.Macmillan – one for every kind of fundraising event! Simply create an account, find your favourite design and pop in your details, then order it as a PDF to your inbox. The best thing is, they’re all completely free.


How will you use the funds I've raised?

Your money will help us to provide a variety of services that help make sure no one has to through cancer alone. We rely on fundraisers for 99% of our support so you really are very important. If you’d like more detail on how we raise and spend our money, find out more.


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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.