Fundraising

There are lots of different ways you can fundraise for SARSAS. From our experience, choosing something you enjoy is just as important as the money you raise. This is your chance to take part in a challenge you have always wanted to do or test your organisational and communications skills.

The types of fundraising that have worked well for SARSAS in the past include:

Community events

Organise a clothes swap, raffles, bake sale or music fundraiser. Check out our A-Z of fundraising events for inspiration!

Donate your birthday or special occasion

Ask your friends and family to donate to SARSAS instead of sending you cards and presents. This is easy to do through Facebook or by setting up an ‘in-person ask’ on JustGiving.

Challenge events

There are hundreds of challenge events to take part in across the UK. Charity Challenge is a good place for ideas. Lots of people have supported us through running events like Bath Half, Bristol 10K, Taunton Marathon, Weston Super-Mare and Yeovil Half Marathon. We have also worked with Aero Superbatics who provide wing walking experiences.

Online Shopping

You can donate while you shop. It’s free and easy to use via:
Give as you live
The Giving Machine
Easy Fundraising
Donate with PayPal Giving Fund – Select Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, donate and set us as your favourite to easily give at checkout.

Tips for fundraising

Fundraising is all about asking. It sounds obvious but the more you ask, the more you will raise!

Start with those closest to you: parents, partners, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and friends – as they will no doubt want to support your efforts. Also think about colleagues, professional contacts, neighbours, gym buddies and anyone else around you.

Then it is all about communication and keeping that up. Sometimes a one-to-one ask will be more appropriate; sometimes a shout-out on social media will help. The key thing to remember is when you ask (through whatever method) make sure you include information or instructions on how to make the donation.

Our fundraising pack contains everything you need, from start to finish to run a successful fundraising event or you can contact us at fundraising@sarsas.org.uk with any questions.

Good luck!

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