Festive fundraising this Christmas

You may not be able to gather your team of elves in person to support people living with cancer this year, but there are lots of ways to fundraise safely and spread Christmas cheer.

Take a look at our fun, festive fundraising ideas snow one will want to miss out on! We’ll support you all the way.

Register your Christmas event with us today.

12 crafts of Christmas

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12 crafts of Christmas

Whether you’re into baking, glueing, sticking, pasting or wrapping, why not use the festive season to showcase your wonderful talents and raise money to support people living with cancer at the same time?

We have pulled together 12 popular Christmas crafting ideas and step-by-step guides on how to make five of them. We also have top tips on how to safely fundraise through sharing your crafts with friends and family.

Shine bright with festive lights

A terraced house that has been decorated for Christmas with Christmas, an inflatable snowman and an inflatable Santa. More info

Shine bright with festive lights

This Christmas, deck the halls and make your home shine bright to raise money for people living with cancer. We would love for you to add some sparkle to the end of 2020 by decorating your home (or your street!) to add a little festive fun to your community.

Ask friends, family and passers-by to make a small donation after enjoying your festive display – you can do this easily by displaying a poster with a QR code linking to your fundraising page.

Festive AlphaPet Challenge

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Festive AlphaPet Challenge

Our AlphaPet challenge is a pawesome way to fundraise with your pets* this Christmas.

Set up a fundraising page for family and friends to sponsor you and your furry (or feathery or scaly!) friend, then start snapping photos of your pets with something (or somewhere!) festive starting with each letter of the alphabet – for example, in front of a Christmas tree for T, or wearing a Christmas jumper for J! Share each of your 26 festive pet pictures with the hashtag #MacmillanAlphaPet.

*For more information about how to make sure the animal welfare is prioritised at any fundraising event you organise involving pets, please see guidance on the PDSA website.

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Virtual Christmas party

Christmas baubles on a tree. More info

Virtual Christmas party

Why not organise a virtual Christmas party for friends and family for an online gathering yule all remember?

Ask your guests for a small donation and plan short, entertaining activities to keep your guests captivated in the comfort of their own homes – think Christmas-themed sweepstakes, jolly jumper competitions, festive scavenger hunts and Christmas charades. The more the merrier!

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