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Raise money for us

Raise money for us

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!

Dream it, do it: have fun and raise money

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 below 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. 

    Find out more about other ways to pay in the money you've raised

    How we fundraise

    We're committed to: