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Fundraising tips & ideas

Need a helping hand? Whether you’re putting on a ball, a small party, or lacing up those trainers to take on a challenge; we’re right here for you with our helpful fundraising tips and ideas!

Contact us

If you haven’t already, make sure you let us know what it is you’re planning to do. We love to hear how people fundraise for Big C

Make time!

Research and think about the timing of your fundraising event to avoid any clashes for people who might want to take part.

Your Page

It’s quick and easy to set up an Just Giving fundraising page. You can do this via this link: Create your Big C Just Giving fundraising page.


Share your Just Giving page across social media. Make sure you tag us in your posts – @bigccharity on Facebook and Instagram or @bigctweets on Twitter.

Gift aid

Fundraising totals can be boosted by an extra 25% by claiming Gift Aid. Gift Aid allows Big C to reclaim from HMRC 25p for every £1 donated.


People will still donate to causes after an event has finished, especially if you post an update on your page. Don’t forget to send in any offline donations to us along with photos!

Fundraising FAQs

How do I pay in my sponsorship money?

There are several ways you can pay in your sponsorship money.

1– Drop off at our main office, or to one of our shops or centres. Or pay cash into your bank using BACS.

2– Send in a cheque made payable to ‘Big C’ and sent to Fundraising, Big C, Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Colney. Lane, Norwich, NR4 7UG.

3– Pay your funds in by BACS. Simply contact our finance department for details on finance@big-c.co.uk.

How do I set up a page?

Setting up an online fundraising page with JustGiving is the quickest and most effective way to collect sponsorship funds. You can set up an fundraising page in minutes and provide your friends and family with an easy and safe way to donate.

Where does my money go?

Year on year we’re making progress across the organisation to offer more support to patients and their families across Norfolk and beyond. Find out how money raised has helped expand our services to those living with or are affected by cancer.

Who can I contact for help?

If you have any questions whether it be about a fundraising event, to setting up your own personal JustGiving fundraising page, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Can I get a Big C t-shirt?

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Where do I get my fundraising resources?

So you’re ready to get started! You can download some useful materials to help you with everything from promoting your event, to getting sponsorship, and more!

“We had so much fun running the Big Half in London. My top tips would be, to make sure you get plenty of sleep the week before and don’t forget to pack jelly babies!”

Megan Utting, Event Participant

Fundraise for a special occasion

Whether it’s a birthday, wedding or anniversary, your celebrations can go on to help those affected by cancer in Norfolk & beyond. Many people choose to support Big C by marking their special day, birthday, anniversary or wedding with donations and fundraising events to support our work. Contact our team to find out more.

A happy newly wed couple, celebrating with confetti.


If you would like to speak to someone about how your special day can help make a difference to others, contact us.

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Birthdays & Anniversaries

Why not set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser and ask friends and family to donate in lieu of presents. LINK

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Wedding Favours

Make a lasting impact on your special day by choosing a Big C wedding favour for your table settings.TBC

Fundraise in your community

It’s always fun to fundraise with others! Get your family, friends or local group together to start raising funds to make a local difference in your community.

It’s great when people come together in towns and villages throughout the county to host some amazing activities and fun events to raise funds. From garden parties, BBQ’s and bake sales; to village fetes, craft events or dance competitions. What will you do?

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Collection tins

Join our community of collection tin champions!

Host a Big C collection tin in your workplace, shop or local event and your spare change can make all the difference to local people affected by cancer.

Contact us today to request a Big C Collection Tin to be dropped off to you or make one available to collect.

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Every pound donated goes
to supporting those affected with cancer in our community.


Volunteering is a great way to spend free time, meet new people, and gain experience.


Fundraise by yourself, or
with family and friends, to raise vital funds for Big C.

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