Fundraising ideas

We want to help everyone with cancer find their best way through, from the moment of diagnosis. Use these fantastic fundraising ideas to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can.

Fundraising ideas at work

Looking for fun ways to raise money for Macmillan with your work colleagues? In and out of the office, we have plenty of great fundraising ideas for you in our A-Z.

Fundraising ideas for kids

Get the kids excited about raising money for those who need support. Our A-Z has plenty of fundraising ideas, perfect for school or at home.

Easy fundraising ideas

Thinking of exciting and unique ways to fundraise can be hard. That's why we've done the thinking for you! Check out our easy fundraising ideas.

Summer fundraising ideas

With long evenings and even longer holidays the summer is a great time to fundraise. Discover some of our top fundraising ideas for the summer months.

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£5 a month for a year

Could help run a small Macmillan information and support centre for 2 hours, helping people affected by cancer to find information and support.

£10 a month for a year

Could help run our Online Community forum for over 2 hours. In this time, over 1488 people affected by cancer in the UK can give emotional and practical support to each other on anything to do with cancer.

£20 a month for a year

Could pay for a Macmillan nurse for more than a day, helping people living with cancer and their families receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

£30 a month for a year

Could keep a typical Macmillan information and support centre stocked with all the information resources it needs to support people affected by cancer for more than 5 weeks.

£50 a month for a year

Could pay for a Macmillan social care worker or family support worker for more than a week, helping patients, family members, and carers manage the social and practical problems of living with cancer.

£10 makes a difference

£10 could keep a typical Macmillan information and support centre stocked with all the information resources it needs to support people affected by cancer for 5 hours.

£20 makes a difference

£20 could pay for more than 50 copies of The cancer guide. This Macmillan booklet can help someone recently diagnosed with cancer and their families, understand more about cancer, its treatment, and the help available.

£30 makes a difference

£30 could run a small Macmillan information and support centre for 1 hour, helping people affected by cancer to find information and support.

£50 makes a difference

£50 could help run our Online Community forum for over an hour. In this time, over 744 people affected by cancer in the UK can give emotional and practical support to each other on anything to do with cancer.

£100 makes a difference

Every £100 we spend on our phone service could lead to our welfare rights advisers on our Macmillan Support Line helping people affected by cancer to claim £4,231 in benefits they are entitled to.

Contact us

Still have questions? Contact our Fundraising Support Centre on 0300 1000 200 between 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, or email us at fundraising@macmillan.org.uk

Our promise to you

You’re part of a huge movement that’s making a real difference to people living with cancer. You can read our fundraising promise to you on the Fundraising Standards page.

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