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Fundraising at work

Fundraising at work benefits everyone. It boosts staff morale, help your company meet its social responsibility and raises vital money for lung cancer research and support.

Fundraising at work
ACS Business Supplies held a summer fete as part of its fundraising

There are many ways you can fundraise at work:

Bake sales / coffee mornings

Rally the troops and get them to make their signature bake. After all, who doesn’t like a bit of cake.

Dress down days

Super simple to do, dress down days are always a popular one for staff. Just let everyone know the day and ask them to make a donation.

Rigby Financial has nominated us as its Charity of the Year
Rigby Financial has nominated us as its Charity of the Year for 2019

We’re doing a dress down day every Friday and ask every staff member to donate a £1. It’s amazing how quickly the total adds up.

Andrew Rigby, Managing Director at Rigby Financial

Take on a team challenge

Team challenges are a brilliant way to raise money and also have the added benefit of improve team bonding and increasing fitness. We have so many challenges – from your classic running and cycling events, tough mudders, treks and walks, as well as more extreme challenges like skydives, zipwires and abseils.

Our staff are incredible. After nominating Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation as our charity of the year, so many of them have taken on a challenge. They’ve jumped out of planes, run 10ks and kayaked over the longest lakes in England. Their monumental efforts took our total fundraising to £30,000 for the year.

ACS Business Supplies

Office sweepstakes

From horse racing to the World Cup, there is always some sort of sporting event you can run a sweepstake on. Staff pay to enter. Then the amount raised can be split – half goes to your chosen charity and the rest to the winner(s).

Auctions, raffles and tombolas

Ask staff or other local businesses to donate prizes, or even auction off an extra day’s holiday (always popular!).

Recycling

Every year more than 40 million used ink cartridges are dumped in the UK. Our recycling partner, Empties Please, can buy these used cartridges from your company and donate the money straight to Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. This means you can raise funds for us at no cost to yourself, and help care for the environment at the same time.

The scheme is completely free to join and easy to run. Empties Please will supply everything you need to take part, including recycling bins and posters advertising that you and your company are taking part. Visit Empties Please for more information.

However you choose to fundraise at work, our fundraising team are on hand to offer help and advice and provide fundraising materials and charity literature.