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Organise your own event

Organising a fundraising event can be hugely rewarding and lots of fun as well. We have been lucky enough to benefit from many dedicated supporters who have held a wide range of events from sponsored walks to naked calendars and winter balls – why not join team Jo’s? 

Fundraising ideas

Every supporter makes a vital contribution to our work. Your fundraising helps our mission to see cervical cancer prevented and help us be there for every woman affected. Check out our fundraising ideas below for ways to get involved.

Bake it (or fake it) for Jo’s

Whether it’s cakes, sweets or healthy treats, bake a batch of your favourites and organise a bake sale in your workplace, local school, supermarket or community group.

The good news is you don’t have to be an excellent baker! If baking isn’t for you then head to your local supermarket to buy some cakes, no one will know….

Pajama or Dress down day

Get your local nursery, school, college or workplace on board and make a donation for the privilege of dressing down for the day. Take it an extra step further and donate to wear your pajamas.

 Sophie: "It was such an easy fundraiser that one, so many supporters could do it no problem at all, it's minimum effort and the kids love dressing up too!"

Girls Night In

Invite the girls over for a night in and a good pamper! Ask them to donate the money they would have usually spent on a night out.

Community Group/Sports club

Are you part of a local community group or sports club? Hold a fundraising day with your local group or organise a charity sports match.

Try to organise something you enjoy, organising an event based on a hobby or interest can help to motivate you. Remember this is not an exhaustive list – almost anything can be turned into a fundraising activity.

  • Sponsored walk - join or organise one of our Steps for Jo's events.
  • Winter/Summer ball - an opportunity to put on your glad rags for a good cause.
  • Car boot sale – a great excuse to have a clear out.
  • Sponsored abseil or skydive - get a team together to take the plunge!
  • Sweepstake - how many sweets in a jar. Or a great way to fundraise during the World Cup
  • Sponsored wax – someone you know part of a sports team? A few hairy chests about? Get donations to wax it off! There are all sorts of weird and wonderful things you can get sponsored to do!

Fundraising tips

It can be difficult to know how to tackle certain aspects of organising a fundraising event. From asking for donations to making your event stand out our blog post will give you some useful fundraising tips, keep checking this page as it’s coming soon…

How to organise a fundraiser

1. Create a plan of action

What event are you planning? When will it take place? What do you need to organise? How much money can you raise?

To get started you can request a fundraising pack by emailing us at [email protected]  or download a digital version. Remember our team will be there to support you from start to finish. 

2. Set up a JustGiving page

A JustGiving page can enable your friends and family to easily sponsor you for your event. The button below will take you to the JustGiving website where you can set up your page. Personalise your page to tell people your story and why you have chosen to support Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.

Start fundraising with JustGiving

3. Tell us about your event

We are here to help and support you every step of the way. Get in touch to let us know about the event you’re planning by emailing: [email protected] We love to hear from our supporters.

4. Order your resources

Make the most of our fundraising materials and merchandise including t-shirts, posters and collection boxes to raise awareness of your event and encourage people to donate. Think about what else you will need on the day such as refreshments, raffle prizes and a camera to take photos!

5. Promote your event

Tell everyone about your event! Use social media to spread the word by creating an event on Facebook and posting some tweets, put up posters at work and email your colleagues. Encourage your family, friends and work colleagues to come along as and get them to tell their networks about the event. Local media might also be interested in your fundraiser so it’s always worth contacting them in advance.

If you have any questions please get in touch, email: [email protected]  

So, what are you waiting for?

Date last updated: 
17 May 2018