Set up a Fundraising Group in your area

From coffee mornings to car boot sales, quiz nights to barbecues - fundraising is always better with friends.

Last year our fundraising groups raised over £70,000 for children and families affected by brain injury. Our groups are an essential and valued part of our work. 

Join An Existing Fundraising Group 

If you would like to know more about joining an existing group in your area, email us or call 01737 365019.

Form Your Own Fundraising Group 

Get together with friends, family or colleagues and form a fundraising group in your community.  

Organise events and activities. Spread the word and encourage others to help children with brain injury live the best life possible by supporting The Children’s Trust.

How We'll Support You

You'll receive lots of advice and support from your local Children's Trust Fundraiser, including:

  • Literature and materials such as banners and balloons
  • Advice on how to set up a variety of fundraising events
  • Help with planning a calendar of events
  • Practical advice about licences for street collections and risk assessments
  • Advice on promoting events in your community
  • The opportunity to visit our national specialist centre to see how the money you raise will make a difference

Looking For Inspiration? Read about the different ways that groups and individuals have come together to help children with brain injury in our blog.

Don’t forget we’ll be here every step of the way to support you!

Frequently asked questions 

I want to set up a fundraising group, how do I get started?

Please email us or call 01737 365019 and we will put you in touch with your local Children’s Trust fundraiser who will help to get your group up and running.

What does the role involve?

Key activities:

  • Organising fundraising events and activities which could be anything from cake sales to karaoke nights!
  • Recruiting, coordinating and inspiring group members and the local community to support The Children’s Trust.
  • Promoting events through your local community and media.
  • Recruiting volunteers for your events.

Skills and qualities required:

  • Proactive and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Good at communicating with a variety of people.
  • Outgoing and confident.
  • Great organisational skills.
  • Access to computer equipment and proficient using Microsoft software and the internet.

How much time does it take?

The hours are flexible and it depends on the events your particular group are organising. Groups will often plan their activities around the commitments and interests of their members. On average groups will meet once a month and tend to organise around four activities each year.

How much do fundraising groups raise?

Last year our fundraising groups raised an incredible £70,000!

How much would we be expected to raise?

Your events and activities don’t have to be huge. Every pound and every hour you volunteer makes a huge difference to children with brain injury.

If we haven’t answered your questions please get in touch by sending us an email us or call 01737 365019.