Anyone can raise money to help children

All you need is enthusiasm! Every penny you raise will help fund our vital work to help the UK's most vulnerable children.

And you'll be joining a community of like-minded people, all having fun together to improve young lives. 

Take part in an organised event

From running a marathon to a Big Toddle in the park, we have loads of exciting fundraising events, designed with all sorts of people in mind – big and small!

Do your own fundraising

There are a plenty of ways you can fundraise under your own steam, from bake sales to sponsored barefoot walks.

All you need to do is register as a fundraiser, plan your fundraising activity – and off you go.

We've put together lots of useful resources to help you on your way.

Register now and we'll send you a fundraising ideas pack. ​

    Johnny Johnsom - a fundraising volunteer
    It is a great comfort to know that there's an organisation that understands what's happening out there and is doing its utmost to help vulnerable youngsters. Raising money is a way for my family to help those who've not been so fortunate.

    Johnny Johnson

    Fundraising volunteer

    Raise money at school and in your community

    Students, teachers and parents – we've got loads of ideas to help you plan something, from non-uniform days and Ice Cream Fridays to talent shows and school discos. These are also fun for other groups like Scouts and Guides.

    Download the ideas packs at the bottom of this page to get some school-based ideas!

    Join a Barnardo's fundraising group

    It's easier to plan your fundraising when you're with other people. When you join one of our fundraising groups you're be part of a friendly team, supported by a local Barnardo's fundraising manager. 

    Together you'll be able to organise target-busting activities that are as engaging as they are effective. 

    Find out if there's a fundraising group in your community or workplace – or or call us on 0800 008 7005.

    Online fundraising 

    Some people find it easiest to attract support for their fundraising activity by setting up a page on a website like JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. You can email friends a link to your page so they can contribute. It's an easy way to tell your friends, family and colleagues about what you're doing – especially if you use social media to spread the word. You can keep your pages updated with your progress, and at the end of your fundraising, the funds will transfer to us automatically. 

    Order a collection box

    Be part of our team of supporters who make sure their small change makes a huge difference. Order one of our collection boxes for your home, shop, office or other public space and help us transform vulnerable children’s lives.

    You can order one of our collection boxes by calling our Supporter Relations team on 0800 008 7005.

      Further info

      • Pay in money raised

        We are so grateful for the money you raise. Here's how to pay it in.

      • How we fundraise

        We're committed to being completely open and transparent about our fundraising.

      • Make a complaint

        We take all complaints seriously and deal with them as soon as we possibly can.