Maybe you’re a keen baker and could host a coffee morning, or if you fancy a more athletic activity then how about a sponsored bike ride or 5k run?
If you're thinking of organising your own event and are looking for inspiration and advice, how about one of the following:
lunch/dinner and auction
sponsored activity e.g. run or cycle ride
Spread the word & promote your event
The more, the merrier. So why not tell as many people as possible about your plans? You can get in touch with your friends, colleagues, the press and your local community.
Contact your local press
Contact your local press to get the word out and get your community involved. You can't go wrong with promoting your fundraising activity through local media. You might wish to get in touch with news desks at local newspapers or try to get the local radio and television stations interested in your event.
Spread the word at work, school and among your friends
Don’t forget your email contacts and internal websites, newsletters or noticeboards. Your friends, colleagues and employers will often be keen to hear your news, see pictures and follow your progress.
A wonderful way to spread the word is on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Go viral with your fundraising – use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube to get your message out!
Shout about your fundraising and encourage your friends to donate/come along to your event
Tell your story on your JustGiving page and use Facebook/Twitter to share why you’ve chosen to fundraise for us and include your JustGiving link!
Post photos or videos of your event or challenge
Thank everyone on Facebook/Twitter after your event
Good luck and here's wishing you lots of luck for your event! Please see below for useful resources to download and support your event.
Shopping online on AmazonSmile is a way of triggering donations to The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation at no cost to you.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a website run by Amazon. It’s exactly the same as amazon.co.uk,
but there is a wide range of products eligible for a donation. Every time you buy an eligible product, Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) to one of several charities,
at no additional cost to the customer or to the chosen charity.
You can choose which charity Amazon donates to, and the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation is one of the options on the charities list.
How to donate to The My Name’5 Doddie Foundation through AmazonSmile
Text DODDIE to 70970 to donate £5
Text DODDIE to 70191 to donate £10
Please note the following mandatory text is required for use when advertising the donation numbers above:
"Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE.
Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org"
Download logos and leaflets for your fundraising event here:
To raise funds to aid research into the causes of Motor Neuron Disease
and investigate potential cures, and to make grants to individuals suffering from MND,
to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible.