Fundraising tools and tips

Top tips from ARC fundraisers

Want to fundraise for ARC but not sure where to start? Here is everything you need to know along with some top tips from previous ARC supporters.

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I managed to double my target on fundraising, and I hope it means families who end up going through the same terrible decisions regarding a wanted child have the help and support they need from ARC.

Top fundraising tips from ARC supporters:

I really enjoyed fundraising for ARC. I had a target of £1500 to reach, so I decided to organise a pub quiz with a raffle to contribute to my total. I got in touch with a lot of local companies to see if they would be willing to donate prizes.

I found that I got a great response when I sent messages through Facebook. I ended up getting over 15 different companies to donate prizes. The prizes ranged from Go Karting to Crazy Golf.

On the day I managed to raise over £420 from quiz ticket sales and raffle tickets. I was so pleased I organised it as it was also a fun evening with friends and family. I ended up raising over £2400 in total for ARC!

(If you want to hold a raffle at your event, please ensure you check the Gambling Commission website as there are some guidelines to adhere to).

When I heard about the tea party fundraising appeal from ARC I knew it was something that would be so much fun to be involved in. I decided to host a tea party at my house. I prepared some paper invitations with all the essential info about ARC and stated that ‘to help raise money for ARC, I am asking for a small donation of £5 to attend my tea party’.

Pretty reasonable considering they get to eat cake and drink tea all afternoon! I invited around 40 people, neighbours, close friends and family etc. and it was a roaring success. I also arranged a raffle charging £1 per ticket and I raised £480 that day.

I decided that since the tea party was such a great success, I would have an office bake sale. I asked a few colleagues to help bake and between us we provided quite an array of delights to display in the office kitchen. I put a couple of donation forms next to the cakes and to my astonishment noticed staff were putting down £5, £10, £15 donations on the forms.

Another great tip was to say on my email that if they were out of the office that day but would still be happy to donate to such a wonderful charity then to reply but return with their donation amount and people did. You don’t ask, you don’t get! The office raised £345. Amazing for a bake sale.


The key to our success (raising over £3,000 for ARC) was planning. We started planning months in advance, which meant we could really research our raffle prizes and who could help us for free, or for low cost. Asking around for help was also good; we were overwhelmed by the number of people who wanted to help us.

We used our entire network of contacts to help us – we used social media and invited friends, friends of friends, family, work mates, and old work friends. Our event was also a great way to get everyone together to have a really good time, we just managed to raise money for ARC at the same time! Don’t try and do everything yourself – ask for help.

All ARC fundraisers will receive a FREE t-shirt and finishers’ medal once they complete their challenge. If you have any questions about virtual fundraising, please contact Rebecca on

Fundraising online

You can now fundraise for ARC without spending an extra penny! Sign up to websites Easy Fundraising, Everyclick or Give as you Live and every time you buy from selected online retailers, they’ll make a donation to ARC – at no extra cost to you!

AmazonSmile is another great way to donate whilst you shop. For every eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to us. Visit Amazon Smile and select ARC as our chosen charity to get started.

Have you had a clear out during lockdown? Sell your unused or unwanted goods online and donate all or a percentage of your takings to ARC through the eBay for charity scheme.

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You can now fundraise for ARC without spending an extra penny! Sign up to websites Easy Fundraising, Everyclick or Give as you Live and every time you buy from selected online retailers, they’ll make a donation to ARC – at no extra cost to you!

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