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My MS Fundraising

Inspired to do something different to stop MS? We're here to help you fundraise, your way.

 

Read our guidance on fundraising events and coronavirus

Whatever you have in mind, we want to help make your fundraising dream a reality.

Register for My MS Fundraising now to share your plans and unlock all the support we offer.

You'll get your own handy fundraising guide to get you started. And all the help you need from our fabulous fundraising team.

Register your My MS Fundraising

After you register for My MS Fundraising we'll send your guide in the post.

Can't wait? Here's our quick guide to putting on your own event so you can get started right away.

1. Make a plan

This is the time to really think about what you want your event to be and how it will look. Planning is key, but to get you started why not start thinking about:

  • where you'll hold your event and if you'll need permission. You might need to check with the local council, landholder or venue owner
  • if your location is accessible for everyone, including chair users or people with walking aids
  • if there are enough rest areas and toilets. It's not glamorous, but it's important!

What do you need to turn it orange?

You can order materials to turn your activity orange, including: t-shirts, banners, balloons and bunting. Order your materials by calling 0300 500 8084 or emailing [email protected]

2. Keep it safe and legal

It’s not the most exciting subject, but it’s essential to make sure you and everyone at your event are safe and that your fundraising is legal.

Before you start organising your event please have a look at our information about legal and safe fundraising to make sure everything runs smoothly.

We're here to help you to make sure your event is safe and fun for everyone, so please get in touch if you have any questions: [email protected]
 

3. Ask people to support you

Set up a JustGiving page

Setting up a JustGiving page is the quickest and easiest way to kick-start your fundraising. You can set up a page that shows how much you've raised at every step.

Personalise your fundraising page with pictures, updates and why you're fundraising to stop MS. You’re joining an incredible community from across the country and your story may inspire someone else to get involved or donate.

To get started, go to our JustGiving page and hit the fundraise for us button

Sponsorship

Think about businesses and groups in your local area that will be as passionate about stopping MS as you are.

Whether you're looking for a cash donation to cover the cost of venue hire, prizes for a raffle or volunteers to help out on the day, there's lots of generous people and organisations you can ask.

4. Spread the word

The bigger the event, the more money you can raise to help stop MS. So why not tell as many people as possible about what you're doing?

Contact your local media

Telling your local newspaper, radio or TV station can be a great way to let your community know about your event. Get your story out there!

If you need any help, contact our National Press Office at [email protected].

Share on social media

When your fundraiser is ready to go, make sure everyone knows about it!

You can share your JustGiving page on Facebook or Twitter and include it in your email signature.

Preparing for your event? Why not share some images or videos on and tag us on Instagram? Keep your supporters in the loop with regular updates on social media.

Tell everyone!

Don’t forget your email contacts and internal websites, newsletters or noticeboards. Your friends, colleagues and employers will be keen to hear your news, see pictures and follow your progress.

5. Finish in style

On the day 

There are lots of things you will need to think about on your event day. Here's a few important things to remember:

  • Check the weather, even if you're holding an indoor event it can make a real difference
  • Take lots of photos and videos and share on social media
  • Enjoy yourself! You've done something amazing

You did it! Now what? 

When your event is finished, you have one of the most important jobs left to do: to thank everyone who helped along the way.

This could be anyone from your sponsors, people who came or anyone who contributed. Everyone will want to know how much you have raised and how many people you had participate.

Don’t forget to send in all your hard-earned money as well. Find out more about sending us your donations.

But most importantly, give yourself a huge round of applause. You're amazing!

Register for My MS Fundraising

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