- Make a donation
- Fundraise for Sightsavers
- Host your own coffee morning
- Upcoming events
- Fundraising activities
- Run your own event
- Fundraise Online
- Our fundraisers
- Occasions & Memorials
- Remember us in your will
- Recycling for Sightsavers
- Door to Door Fundraising
- How to Donate
- Fundraise at work
- Payroll giving
- Cause related marketing
- Sponsor a project
- Our corporate partners
- Standard Chartered
- The Book Centre
- Financial Times
- Corporate Gifts
Run your own event
Why not run your own event to fundraise for Sightsavers?
This could range from shaving your head, holding a cake sale, a sponsored silence, a festival, or running a quiz night. For some more ideas see our fundraising A-Z.
Whatever great event ideas you have, please make sure that they are safe and legal!
The thought of running an event can be quite daunting but our guides will take you through everything you need to know. Remember to pick up the phone if you have any questions and we are always happy to help.
To help you on your way to organising a successful fundraiser:
- Download our fundraising brochure.
- Set up your own free online fundraising page and your friends and family can sponsor you online.
- Have a look at our fundraising hints and tips to raising sponsorship
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your fundraising activity and we would be delighted to send you anything you need, from Sightsavers t-shirts, sponsorship cards, marketing material, etc. ready for your event.
Things to consider
Family and friends
Although you are nearly guaranteed to receive money from friends and family, try not to rely on them for all of your income. Have a chat with them to see if they have contacts who are also interested in sponsoring you.
Many companies sponsor their employers for fundraising events and some even match the earnings Euro for Euro. It's worthwhile speaking with your boss about an arrangement. You may be able to reach all staff with an email: This can then be followed up more informally on a coffee break or over lunch.
When targeting a company who you do not know personally, ask who the best person to talk about sponsorship is and send them a letter: if you haven't heard back from them within a week, give them a call.
Pubs can offer a great venue as a fundraising event, especially if the proprietor knows you personally; some pubs will give you the room for free if you guarantee a certain number of people.
Your fundraising is made easy with mycharity.ie which allows you to create your own unique fundraising page for any event and raise money for charity in an easy, safe and very secure way. For further information visit www.mycharity.ie
Gain some publicity
Publicity in the local media can be an invaluable fundraising tool. A few lines in the local paper, or an appeal for sponsorship on your local radio station, can get you amazing results. With mycharity, attracting sponsorship couldn't be easier - readers and listeners can simply visit your page and sponsor you direct. The best way to get some publicity is by sending out a press release. You can give us a call and we will be more than happy to give you a hand with this!