Bake, Run, Cycle Swim, Do It For DRWF
Our work simply couldn't happen without our amazing supporters who raise the money that funds it. Every penny raised helps us support people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and fund the vital research into new treatments and ultimately a cure.
There are lots of ways to raise money to support people living with all forms of diabetes, please have a look at our Inspirational Challenges page for places in UK and worldwide challenge events, there’s something for everyone and even more on the Run for Charity and Global Adventure Challenges websites.
Sign up for a DRWF place in lots of events:
Sunday 14th May 2017 Portsmouth Dragon Boat Race - join the DRWF Diabetes Dragons and take part in this ‘oarsome’ fundraiser rowing to the sounds of Hawaii 5 O with lots of things to do for all the family. More info here.
- Saturday 21st May 2017 GOSkydive - choose to jump from 10,000 or 15,000 feet at the UK’s premier tandem skydive centre in Salisbury. More info here
- Monday 29th May 2017 Vitality London 10K - join the DRWF team of 18 runners and take on the Capitol in this annual road race fundraiser.
- Sunday 30th July 2017 RideLondon-Surrey - if cycling is your thing then this this is the ultimate challenge, take on Box Hill and experience the Olympic 2012 challenge. We have 11 places available. More info here.
Your own event
You can fundraise for us by organising your own event, anything from a coffee morning, dress down day at work, street party, quiz night or a raffle at your hobby, workplace or social group, or something completely different, it’s up to you!
To help you to get started we have put together a free 'Fundraising Guide' booklet with some helpful suggestions and considerations to think about when planning an event of any kind. Get in touch to ask for a printed copy, or you can download the DRWF Fundraising Guide.
It is not exhaustive and you should always be sure to check with the relevant authorities before undertaking any kind of event open to members of the public.
We want your event to be as fun, successful and most importantly, as safe as possible. If you need our help at any time just give us a call on 023 9263 6138. We'd love to hear how your plans are shaping up! We can also tell you how to set up your own fundraising page on JustGiving for DRWF. Just Giving it is a fast and effective way to collect sponsorship and means that if you are a UK taxpayer, we can collect Gift Aid at the same time, making your donation worth an extra 25% at no cost to you.
We are also keen to support anyone taking part in any other event, whether organised or a personal challenge, and who would like to fundraise for DRWF. We can supply a paper sponsorship form for you to use or help you to create a page through Just Giving.
JustGiving has created their own fundraising A-Z for even more ideas, download it here.
If you would like a paper sponsorship form please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02392 636138.
We will supply cycle jerseys, running vests or tee shirts and all the help and advice you need.
Sponsor someone taking on a fundraising challenge
Alternatively, if you don't fancy doing an event yourself, why not sponsor one of our existing fundraisers taking on a variety of activities and challenges?
Give a home to one of our Collecting Pots
We want to encourage you, your customers and colleagues to raise funds for the charity by placing a DRWF collection pot in a prominent position at your place of work.
A collection box is a great way to collect regular donations for the charity. They can be placed in pubs, offices, shops or displayed at fundraising events. So please help turn those pennies into pounds to help research a cure for diabetes.
It’s simple to get hold of a box. Just complete these forms to request a collection box and return the forms to the charity. Collection pot holders are bound by the Code of Fundraising Practice Agreement so please make sure that all documentation is read carefully and abided by.
Please telephone Claire Levy, DRWF fundraising co-ordinator, on 023 9263 6138 or email: email@example.com for any collection pot queries.