Gold September

BE THE HERO - GET INVOLVED

Join us this September

We are asking individuals, schools, businesses, organisations and community groups to get involved and raise awareness of childhood cancer with our HERO for a HERO campaign and help raise funds to support vital research to help beat childhood cancer sooner.

There are many ways you can get involved. Why not organise a special event such as a hero-themed fancy dress kids party, charity ball, gold themed cake event, sponsored walk, cycle, fun run, talent show, or a face painting day.

Below you will find helpful information, downloadable materials and how to order your fundraising pack. Can't find what you want? feel free to contact us for help too.

Schools - why not use our dedicated page for resource and more information.   Click here...

  • ORGANISE AN EVENT

    Fundraise & Have Fun

    Organising your own fundraising event may seem a bit daunting but you can keep it very simple and effective. We can supply you with materials and information to make you event a success.

      Get Started

  • SCHOOLS SUPER-HERO DAY

    Have a Super-School Day

    A great way to raise awareness is for schools to have a non-uniform day, dressing as a super-hero. Maybe organise an after-school fundraiser too. We have a dedicated page for schools.

      Schools Page

  • BUSINESSES & ORGANISATIONS

    Your business can help

    You can help by engaging members in an awareness campaign, request a charity collection box or Gold Ribbons to sell within your organisation. Please register to get started.

      Register Here

GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR EVENT

REGISTER YOUR EVENT Let us know what your are doing.


By registering your event you can request supporting materials alongside gaining exposure for your event via our social media network (if requested). Struggling for some ideas?   Click here.

  Registration form...

PLAN YOUR EVENT Some ideas and thoughts to consider.


Organising an event could be a bit of a daunting idea, so we put a few thoughts together to help you along the way. If it's your first event, try to keep it small so not to get too stressful for you.

  Organisation Tips...

SEND YOUR DONATIONS There are various ways you can donate.


We aim to make it as easy as possible to send in your donations. We have detailed the options below.

  View Donation Options...

EVENT IDEAS

You want to do something but struggle to think of an idea? Here are a few suggestions for you.
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Kids Tea Party
Kids love tea parties. Organise an after-school or at-home tea party and have fun.
Auction
You’ll be amazed what people and local companies will donate for auction.
Abseil
A bit of a daredevil? Abseil down a cliff or local town building. Obviously with professional help.
Bake Sale
Make cakes and sell to fundraise. Why not ask your local church or community centre to help.
Cinema night
Host in the school hall, work canteen, or your living room. Get the ice-cream and popcorn out.
Coffee Morning
A coffee morning is a great way to fundraise at your workplace. Maybe a few cakes too?
Garden Party / BBQ
Organise a fun-themed party with a little entertainment.
Disco
Hire a school-hall or village-hall, get a DJ and have some fun. Good for all the family or go retro!
Darts match
Organise a fundraising match with competition prizes. Set an entrance or have-a-go fee.
Face painting
Have an age-category competition, maybe most funny, most scary categories too.
Fancy Dress
Follow our Hero theme and get your colleagues involved and ask for a donation for a non-uniform day.
Games Night
Everyone likes a good game, be it a board game or games console challenge.
Head-Shave
One for the adults – get sponsored to shave your head and poignantly raise funds for cancer research.
Halloween party
Make an evening of it, invite friends to donate and have a Halloween party.
X-Factor
Have a singing competition at your local club or school, organise a local band to support.
Marathon events
Organise a local event, running, swimming, skating, ball-games etc. . Contact your local clubs for help.
Community Festival
Hire the village green or local club to host a mini-festival.
Pamper Day
Why not use those skills and have a pampering day to raise money for research.
Quiz Night
Get your local Pub/club to host a quiz night, pick a theme and advertise locally.
Raffles
A great way to fundriase & get local businesses to donate some prizes too.
Skydiving
Get in touch to help organise your sponsored sky-diving fundraiser.
Bingo
Combine a bingo night with some food snacks, drinks and amusements.
Sponsored Walk
There are loads of challenging walks around, be it the peak district, John O'Groats to Lands' End.
Sport-a-thon
There are loads of sports you can turn into fundraising challenges.
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By letting us know we will support you with your event, you can request fundraising materials to help with your event and gain exposure via our social media pages.

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TIPS ON PLANNING YOUR EVENT

Below are a few tips and thoughts which you may have to consider when arranging your event pending on what type of event you are planning.


WHERE Where to host your event?


Research your venue well and make sure it has all the facilities you need.

WHEN When are you going to have it?


Choosing an appropriate date and time to hold your event is crucial. Think about who you want to invite and what time is most suitable for them.

ANY UPFRONT COSTS What costs will you incurr?


Put together a realistic budget of possible costs and think about who can donate some of what you need.

WHO TO INVITEWriting your guest list and invitations?


Consider who you would like to invite and how you will let them know about your event.

GET THE WORD OUT Do you need to advertise?


Spread the word through social media, posters, flyers, print adverts and radio announcements. On request, we can support you by sharing details of your event too.

ASK FOR HELP How much help do you need?


Recruit volunteers to help with the preparations and on the day of the event. You will be surprised who will help when asked.

IS IT LEGIT Don't get into trouble!


Your event may require permission from the police, your local council or even the charity. Give your local authority a quick call if unsure to check what you need to do.

DO I NEED INSURANCE Sometimes insurance in required?


You may require public liability insurance so make sure you have adequate insurance for your event. You’ll need to check that your suppliers have got insurance too.

HEALTH AND SAFETY It’s better to be safe than sorry!


Check with your local council to consider all health and safety issues if you are organising a large event – from food hygiene to fire regulations.

FUNDRAISING ONLINE Quickly setup your own page


You can create a personal fundraising page in minutes with JustGiving, email a link to friends, family and colleagues and share on social media. Click on the button below then select "Fundraise for us" on our JustGiving page.

Make your page with JustGiving

GIFT AID Increase the total you raise by 25%


If you’re collecting sponsorship at an event, don’t forget to ask your sponsors to complete a Gift Aid declaration. It won’t cost you or them a penny and you just need their name and address. Why not use our sponsorship form below.

  Sponsorship Form (PDF)

COMPANY SUPPORT Reach out for local support.


Your employer or local businesses can be a huge help with your fundraising either by donating money or goods. Many companies have a matched giving scheme allowing you to double what you have raised!

DOWNLOAD RESOURCE

Here you can download and print resource to help with your event.
Posters are also available on request when registering your event but please allow 5 working days.

Awareness Poster Facts

This poster shows some facts and stats about childhood cancer. Not many people know that every day around 11 young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer.

Signs & Symptoms

This is our carefully crafted signs & symptoms leafet which has been approved by professionals from the University of Oxford & Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology.

Be The Hero Poster

Are you having a super-hero themed event. You can use this poster at your event.

Cute Teddy Poster

This poster is cute and sends a powerful message to help kids & teens achieve their dreams who are battling cancer.

SENDING US YOUR DONATIONS

Firstly, we would like to thank you for fundraising for Gold September.
Remember, 100% of your donations go to research projects in relation to those cancer types that mainly effect young people.

Donate Online with JustGiving

To make your donation online, we use JustGiving. Click on the button below and then select "Donate" on our JustGiving page.

Make a page with JustGiving

Return By Post

If you have organised your own event and wish to send us your donation via post, click on the button below to download a form which has all the details we require on it.

  Download Form (PDF)