There are so many fun ways to raise money – here we have gathered some ideas. If you have any other fundraising ideas please let us know – there can never be too many!
Spreading the Word
As our main source of income is patient donations one of the most important fundraising activities is reaching out to potential patients and telling them that we exist. So many of our patients remark that they wish they had found out about us sooner. So becoming more visible to the public, and thereby to those who could use our services, is important. We therefore ask you all to spread the word, to family and friends, but also to colleagues and maybe even your occupational health service, and especially to your GP.
If you would be like to take part in a sponsored event of some kind, for example a 10k run or something else we would be very grateful. You can use Virgin Money Giving to help you raise even more money. If you are considering a fundraising event of any kind it is worth checking if your employer would be willing to match what you raise. Many employers regularly do this, for example WHSmith.
For more information and advice please contact our CEO Heather Sim on 020 7251 3322.
Raising funds online
You can also raise money for us while using the Internet and shopping online. If you use easysearch when you want to find something online you add pennies, which might not sound a lot – but it adds up. Best of all – it is entirely free!
There is also easyfundraising which means that we get a cash-back donation when you use the site for your online shopping. There are over 600 brand names including; Amazon, M & S, John Lewis, Tesco, Direct Line Insurance, Argos, Boden, the Body Shop, Laura Ashley, B & Q, Waterstones, Vodafone, WH Smith, Dell, Tiscali, Next, PC World, HMV, Boots & Comet.
“We used easyfundraising when we renewed our car insurance and it gave £30 to the Centre without costing us a penny!”
If you wish to make a purchase you can log on to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/migraineclinic, find the company you normally use and simply click the link. The donation will then go straight to The National Migraine Centre. Like easysearch this does not cost you anything.
If you are scrapping a car or selling an old run around; instead of paying someone to collect it or having the hassle of selling it. Go to Giveacar and fill in the form and they will arrange a time to pick the car up, within 7 days, and take it away for free. We will then get in touch to thank you and tell you how much your car raised for the centre. For more information see the Giveacar FAQ.
You can now donate any foreign currency that you have left over from your holiday. Simply bring it with you to the Centre or post it in to us:The National Migraine Centre 22 Charterhouse Square London EC1M 6DX