Universities

Put the FUN back in FUNdraising and help young people, like you, get back on the ladder whilst making new friends at your university.

Make a difference while having fun

Student Unions across the UK choose our charity, mainly because we’re helping people your age, right here in the UK. Here are a few event suggestions, or get creative and choose your own:

  • Nominate us as one of your RAG (Raising and Giving) charities
  • Get your society together to have a fundraising event
  • Organise a sleep-out
  • Jailbreak/ Charity hitchhike/Get Lost – 24/36/48 hours with no money for transport, how far do you think you could get? There are great apps to track every team’s progress. Maybe you’ll make it to Australia or LA?
  • On-campus events like film nights or pub quiz
  • Dye your hair for donations
  • The classic fundraiser (and delicious) - a marathon baking session
  • Virtual London to Paris cycle
  • Sponsored swimathon
  • ‘Big Brother’ lock-in
  • RAG Raids - Raids are charity bucket collections where students in fancy dress ask passers-by for donations. These can take place on campus or in busy public spaces
  • Sponsored Santa sky-dive
  • Murder mystery fundraiser
  • Football keepy-uppy – as a team, keep the ball going non-stop for 24 hours. Or a monster penalty shootout – how many goals can be scored or saved in 24 hours?
  • Auction of promises, where students, staff, companies, and local businesses offer goods or services to be auctioned

You can take part in or even plan events that are truly once in a lifetime opportunities! RAG is a chance to develop your organisational and leadership skills and shows a commitment to volunteering. And it’s good for you. Taking the lead on activities, being entrepreneurial, and raising money looks great on your CV or LinkedIn page. Why not reach out to local businesses, big or small – they’d love to give you a fat donation in exchange for some social media thanks.

We’ll support you every step of the way, with flyers, RAID permits, video resources, and social media support. At the end of the academic year, we’ll organise a ‘giant cheque’ for your photo opportunity.

Get in touch now with our fundraising support team.

Support that works

I think I would have struggled more if I didn't have somewhere like this the Centre. I would have felt more lonely. The Centre made life a lot easier.

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For every pound you donate

85p

is spent delivering crucial services to people in need

15p

is spent on making the next £1

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