Whether you want to challenge yourself by running a marathon, walking to the top of Snowdon, or holding an afternoon tea for your friends and family we would be delighted to welcome you to our fundraising community. We can help by providing advice, branded t-shirts and other materials to help maximise your fundraising potential.
There are so many ways you can help fundraise for us. You could have a sponsored …
- Dinner party
- Fancy dress day
- Grow a beard
- Gaming marathon
- Zip wire
- Sports match
- Donations instead of birthday presents
- Movie night
The possibilities are endless.
Take a look at these fundraising stories for inspiration.
Eddie Howarth, Secretary to Anglesey Motorcycle Club explained,
“Members of the Anglesey Motorcycle Club are valued supporters of Diabetes UK Cymru, we are so grateful to them and the many ways they fundraise for us such as the Anglesey Easter Egg Run, Group Ride-Outs, Track Ride-Outs, Trips to Motorcycle Events and other Social Events.
“The cause is very close to a number of our members who are either affected directly or have close family who are affected. It was a pleasure raising the money and we were very pleased to be able to present the cheque to Diabetes UK.”
Corporate fundraising can take many different forms from one off events, choosing us as your charity of the year or even longer-term partnerships. All can have a fun, positive effect on moral, social responsibility and team building, as well boosting brand awareness and helping meet corporate social responsibility objectives.
Kate Hayhoe, Business Development Executive. Spire Hospital said,
"Last month we announced the elected Charity of the Year is Diabetes UK Cymru. We will be carrying out various fundraising throughout the year in aid of this phenomenal charity. Diabetes UK Cymru is really close to the heart for so many people, this especially the case for Rachel Murray, our administration manager, who's best friend unfortunately lost her 13 year old son to undiagnosed type 1 diabetes. She said: "Beth and I have been best friends for over 30 years and our children were only 4 weeks apart so it is very close to my heart. Her son was diagnosed with a chest infection the day before he went in to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) and a test at the GP practice could have saved his life." Since then they have been passionate about raising awareness and raising money for the charity.”
Hefin Evans, Wales Young Farmers Cymru, Chairman explains why they have chosen to fundraise for us,
“Diabetes UK Cymru is a charity that is close to my heart with many family members suffering with it. I aim to raise awareness around the disease. The challenge I will be embarking on is the Three Peaks of Wales Challenge, which will hopefully be taking place in August 2023. The challenge will be open for all members, they can join us in doing all the three summits or choose the summit that is closest to them.”
There are many different exciting events you can get involved in throughout the year to raise money, take a look below:
- Swim 22
- One Million Steps Challenge
- UK Wide Cycle Ride
- Cardiff Half Marathon
- Cardiff 10K
- Swansea Bay 10K
We would love to discuss ways we can work together, please contact Joseph.Cuff@diabetes.org.uk for more information.