Fundraise for us

domestic abuse and violence SafeLives fundraise There are all kinds of fantastic ways to raise money to help keep families safe. Whether it’s a bake-off, running a marathon, trekking up a mountain or hosting a gala dinner, take a look at our top tips to help with your fundraising.

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“I tried getting out of the relationship but I couldn’t get rid of him. He would threaten to kill me if I said I was leaving. At the time, it didn’t occur to me that I was experiencing domestic abuse. I just thought that I was in a relationship from hell.” (Teenage victim of domestic abuse)

“My initial contact with the Idva was earth-shattering, she asked very specific questions in exactly the right areas and I couldn’t believe how much she understood my situation.” (Victim of domestic abuse)

How to get started with your fundraising

Every donation makes a difference to families and individuals experiencing domestic abuse, so here are some top tips for making your fundraising event a success.

1. Choose your event

There are lots of events and activities to choose from, from sporting challenges to office fundraising – so choose an activity that you’ll enjoy organising.  Don’t be afraid to keep it simple! These are the ones that often work the best.

If you are organising an event like a gala dinner, be realistic and cost it carefully. Keep a checklist so you know exactly what needs to be done at each stage.

2. Promote your event

Social media sites like Facebook and Twitter are brilliant for this. Create an event page or use status updates as a way of quickly and easily letting friends and family know what you’re planning. If you have a personal reason for supporting the charity, then share this as it will help bring your fundraising to life.

3. Create an online fundraising page

The easiest way to set up a sponsored event is to create your own fundraising page on JustGiving. Family, friends and colleagues will be able to sponsor you online from anywhere in the UK and beyond. In addition, JustGiving reclaims 25% in Gift Aid on UK donations, making all your donations go a lot further. Click here to find out more about setting up your page.

4. Have fun and make it safe

The key to a successful fundraising event is to enjoy yourself. The more fun you have, the more your guests are likely to give! Remember when holding any event to keep it safe, legal and are careful to safeguard any children present.

5. Thank everyone!

Keep your sponsors updated! Make contact with all donors and attendees after the event to let them know how much you’ve raised and thank them for their support. 

6. Get in touch with us

If you’d like any advice or support, please feel free to get in touch – we want to help you as much as possible to help make your event a success. You can email or call us on 0117 403 3220