Thank you for choosing to fundraise for Ovarian Cancer Action. Overcoming ovarian cancer is about working together, and holding your own event is a brilliant way to raise money towards our research into the disease.
If you’ve already got an idea of what you would like to do, we want to know! Please email Fundraising@ovarian.org.uk or call 0207 380 1730. If you need some inspiration, we’ve put together some ideas, to ensure your fantastic fundraising is the most fun it can be!
Alternatively, there are plenty of pre-arranged events you can take part in! From walks, cycles and runs to treks and boxathons, find an activity that suits you on our Challenge Events pages.
Hold your own event
Hold a coffee morning or tea party
Get your friends ‘round for a coffee, biscuits and a chat. If an afternoon event is more your cup of tea, invite guests over for cake and a cuppa. Ask everyone to make a donation to attend, and why not pop a collection box on the table too? We’ll also send you decorations and cake labels!
Ask your local landlord if they will let you host a pub quiz and ask guests for a donation to take part. Gather together some prizes and let the games begin!
Got any clothes or items that you want to sell? Why not fundraise for Ovarian Cancer Action by donating a percentage, or all, of the sale price?
Ready Steady Cook
A twist on the classic dinner party! Invite your friends over and ask them to each bring a different ingredient, but don’t let them tell you what they’re bringing. Prepare your guests a dish with all the ingredients they have brought, and ask them to donate what they think the meal was worth!
Holding a charity ball is a brilliant way to raise money. We’ve put together a step by step guide, including everything to remember when planning your night. For more information please email Jessica.Vigni@ovarian.org.uk or call 020 7380 1730.
Fundraise at work
These are always very popular at work! Ask colleagues to bring a cake or sweet treat, and we’ll send you a collection box for donations.
Invite your colleagues to guess how much you will raise! Ask for a donation per guess and keep half the proceeds as a prize fund. Whoever guesses closest to your final total wins the fund! Make your sweepstake easier by setting up a Guess to Give page.
Dress down day
This is one of the easiest ways to fundraise in your workplace. Simply ask everyone to make a donation to come into work in their favourite comfy clothes.
A challenge! Ask your colleagues to sponsor you for two hours…or more! See how long you can last. Why not ask the office chatterbox to join you – you might get more donations!
For more information about fundraising at work please email Daisy@ovarian.org.uk or call 020 7380 1730.
Fundraise in your community
Sell a skill
What are you really good at? Share your talent, and ask for a donation to Ovarian Cancer Action in return. Could you offer any of the below?
- Face painting
- Cooking lessons
- Yoga/personal training
- Manicures or makeovers
Golf charity day
Are you a member of a golf club? Holding an event with club members is fantastic way to raise money. If you’re holding a post-game dinner, why not ask for donations to attend, and include a raffle or auction?
Bingo and Karaoke
Get everyone involved with a bingo or karaoke night! You might be able to hold this in your local community hall free of charge. Ask guests for a donation to join, and have some prizes up your sleeve. We can help you with posters to stick around town and grab everyone’s attention!
Give in celebration
Are you getting married or do you have a big birthday or anniversary coming up? Why not ask friends and family to make a donation to Ovarian Cancer Action in lieu of a gift? We can also provide wedding favours and pin badges for an extra touch on your special day.