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Community Fundraising

When You Wish Upon a Star relies on many hundreds of generous people within the community.

Community FundraisingThis enables our charity to continue granting Wishes for our very special Wish children and we are grateful when a community group, individual or school chooses to raise money for us.

FUNdraising can be fun and it could be anything from organising a coffee morning, to a whole group within your community taking part in an event.
We are here to advise your community group on a fundraising activity for you and provide support whilst you are organising your event. We can be available to come and talk to your group or school about our work and the Wishes that we grant to some very brave and courageous children.

How can you get involved

Community FundraisingThere are many ways in which you can get involved within your community, whether it be with a group of family and friends, at your club, with your work colleagues or at school.

Rotary Clubs, W.I., Freemasons, Probus Clubs, Odd Fellows, Round Table, Air Cadets, Scouts and Guides are some of the many clubs that you can get involved in and raise funds to enable us to continue granting Wishes.

Organise an event

It's simple ..... We could help and advise you on what kind of event would suit you and your group whether it is with your family or friends, school or club or even as an individual.

If you do not have time to organise an event why not become a volunteer and help us with our When You Wish Upon a Star events.

You could also help us by spreading the word about our charity and what we do - this would be a great help.

We need your help

As a non-government funded charity, we rely heavily on donations from the local community and from our corporate partnerships.

It really is only with your help and generosity that we are able to continue granting these very special Wishes that we receive into our office every week from the most incredibly brave and courageous children.

If you would like to help and would like more information, please contact your regional office below

Thank you! Your support is extremely valued. 


A-Z Community Fundraising Ideas

Are you stuck for ideas of how you can fundraise and organise an event?

You can consider sponsored events such as:

  • Skydives - download our skydive information pack
  • Run a Marathon
  • Swimathon
  • Triathlon
  • Sponsored Walk
  • Sponsored Cycle
  • Sponsored Slim
  • Sponsored Head Shave
  • Sponsored Climb - Kilamanjaro or Snowden
  • The Three Peaks Challenge

These are a few of our sponsored events that you could get involved in either as an individual or why not make it more fun and gather a group of family and friends or work colleagues.

(If you organize an event through your workplace your employer may be willing to match fund the money you have raised)

Or you can set up your own Justgiving account:

www.justgiving.com it's quick and simple and you can email a link to all your friends, family and colleagues to help with your fundraising. If you are a UK taxpayer through the Gift Aid scheme we can reclaim the tax for every £1 you donate which will increase your donation at no extra cost.

We are a self-funding charity which makes your donation so much more important to us.

It is also extremely important that you send in your donation as soon after your event as possible to enable us to continue granting these Wishes.

Happy Fundraising!