Fundraising for Vital Research

Staying involved in 2016 - some ideas to feed your fundraising appetite.

If you want more ideas, visit our exhaustive A-Z list of fundraising suggestions.

And you can also jump down here to some top tips for maxmising your fundraising here.





On Yer Bike for Brain Tumour Research

On Yer Bike is a national spinnathon event, taking place at the end of February 2017 to help launch Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March. To register your early interest, please contact Carol

Wear A Hat Day!

Register now for Wear A Hat Day 2017 on Friday 31st March – the UK’s premier brain tumour awareness event. This is a national event and we want everyone to get involved! Let’s make it the ‘Red Nose Day’ for brain tumours.

The Grand Challenge

Could you raise a grand (£1,000 or more) to help us fund research into crossing the blood-brain barrier? We've teamed up with the Dr Hadwen Trust to create the Grand Challenge!

Host for Hope

Help feed vital research, plan your Host for Hope gathering anytime. Why not make the most of the summer sun and host during June to August? 

Join our Fighting Force

Join our Fighting Force and set a challenge for yourself, friends and colleagues, or take a look at our Calendar of Events to see what's available!


Take a tour of the labs at one of our new Centres of Excellence and learn about the groundbreaking research being conducted by some of the UK’s leading brain tumour specialists. 

Fundraising Top Tips

Create a JustGiving page 

Set a fundraising target and aim to beat it! On JustGiving you can tell the story of why you're fundraising and make it easy for people to donate before, during and after your event. You can also add your offline donations to give your total a boost.

Just choose Brain Tumour Research as your charity and say something about why you're fundraising. JustGiving also makes it very easy for us to collect Gift Aid on all donations; we'll recieve an extra 25p for every pound donated!

Text donate 

Raise even more by setting up a unique JustTextGiving code on your JustGiving page! Or you can share our text donate instructions - copy and paste the following text:

Text 70070 then RSCH09 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 (if you'd like to donate more - repeat the exercise until you have reached the monthly maximum donation amount of £30). You will receive a text afterwards with a link to a Gift Aid form which will allow you to boost your donation by a further 25%.

Get social

Social media is the number one reason why peole go online. And it's the best and simplest way to get support from your freinds and colleagues to help maxmise fundraising from your event. It's a great way to encourage folsk to join in as well! Don't forget to mention Brain Tumour Research and use the hashtag #CloserToACure.

Our social media channels can be found following the links in the icons at the top of any page on our website.

Tell your story 

We have easy-to-use press release templates available on our website. Follow this link to download, then edit where indicated and once completed, send it to your local media! Don't forget to include some relevent photos.

A quick Google search should provide you with contact information for your local media outlets - newspapers, radio, TV, community magazines etc. Please contact us on or call us 01908 867200 if you like any more help with talking to the media or with your fundraising event. 

Thank you for your support.


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