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Charity fundraising for Sightsavers

By raising money for us, you really can change lives. There are plenty of ways to get involved with fundraising, whatever you choose to do: read our ideas here.

Ready to make a difference? Start here!

Get started on your charity fundraising journey and see how you can make an impact!

It doesn’t matter how you choose to get involved, or how much you raise for Sightsavers. What matters is that you want to make a difference. With the support of your fundraiser, we can continue our life-changing work around the world.

We have lots of fundraising ideas: big or small, outside or indoors, individually or with friends and family.

We’re delighted that you’d like to raise money for us: whichever idea you choose, rest assured that your support has a huge impact. And we’re here to support you all the way!

Six-year-old Bertie swam in the sea every day for a month to raise money for Sightsavers.
Meet our fundraising heroes

Charity fundraising ideas

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Bake sale

Tell all your friends, family and colleagues about your bake sale, and ask them to join in with the baking, buying and eating.

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Quiz night

Host a quiz night in person or online: set your questions, promote your quiz and charge guests an entry fee in aid of Sightsavers.

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Karaoke evening

Feeling musical? Persuade your most tuneful friends and family to buy tickets, then turn up the volume and sing your heart out.

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Run a 10k… or more

Lace up those running shoes: whether you’re attempting a shorter fun run or a full marathon, we'll be cheering you on all the way.

How to organise your charity event

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Choose a fundraising idea

From selling cakes or doing a sponsored silence to climbing a mountain or running a marathon, there are lots of ways you can help save sight by doing what you love. Read our ideas for inspiration.

 

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Decide how to collect money

You can collect donations by setting up a page on an online fundraising website such as JustGiving, or you could fundraise through Facebook: read our guide to online fundraising. Alternatively, you can keep it traditional by collecting cash from supporters then sending us the money you raise.

 

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Promote your event

To spread the word, why not share details about your event on social media? Remember to tag Sightsavers in your posts, or email [email protected] to tell us all about your event. Alternatively, you could use printed posters or flyers to advertise your fundraiser – download our fundraising pack for details.

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Download our fundraising pack

Your ultimate guide to fundraising for Sightsavers, full of ideas, challenges and resources to help you start fundraising to save sight around the world.

Download ZIP file

How to send us the money you’ve raised

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Pay in online

If you’ve set up an online fundraising page but have received cash or contributions to your own bank account, you can pay these in via your fundraising page: just submit the money as if you’re making a donation to yourself.

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Cash

If you’ve received cash donations during your fundraising, these should be paid into your own bank account: you can then make an online donation to Sightsavers for the same amount. We are unable to accept cash by post.

See how your fundraising can help

Fatuma from Tanzania laughing

$150

could pay for life-changing operations to treat three adults such as Fatuma for the advanced stages of trachoma.

Arif, who was treated for cataract by Sightsavers when he was a child, is now an adult who can drive a lorry.

$500

could pay for cataract operations for five children like Arif, giving them the chance of a brighter future.

Eye surgeon Samson Lokele inspects a patient before her eye surgery.

$1,200

could fund training for 20 health workers such as Samson, helping to build sustainable, local health services.

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Any fundraising questions? Drop us a line!

Please do get in touch with any queries. We’d love to hear from you!

Email Olivia at [email protected]

For answers to some of the most common queries, see our frequently asked questions.