Fundraising Support

Fundraising for Bridge2Aid can be lots of fun, but most importantly, it will help to make a real difference to the lives of those needing access to emergency care.


Often it can be difficult to know what you can do. Here are just a few ideas you may want to consider:

  • Auctions
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Bike Ride
  • Black Tie Ball
  • Bring and Buy
  • Carol Singing
  • Cake Sales
  • Car Boot Sale
  • Organise a fair or fete
  • 5 a side football
  • Fun Run
  • Karaoke
  • Running (from 1 mile to a Marathon)
  • Name the Teddy Competition
  • Car wash
  • Clay Pigeon Shoot
  • Collection Tins/Collections
  • Dress Down Day
  • Dinner Dance
  • Disco
  • Fantasy Football league
  • Fashion Show
  • Race night
  • Sponsored Silence
  • Sponsored Walk
  • Sports match
  • ‘Swear’ box
  • Parachute Jump
  • Payroll giving
  • Picnic
  • Quiz Night
  • Raffle
  • Golf Day
  • Guess the weight of the jar
  • Head, Beard or Leg shave

We would be delighted to have you as part of our running team.

eventChoose Your Event:

Bridge2Aid has a number of guaranteed places for running events each year, and we are always looking for people to fill them.

As there is a cost to the charity in securing these places we do ask runners who receive one of these places to commit to raising a certain amount of sponsorship for Bridge2Aid. In return we will provide a comprehensive support package for your fundraising efforts.

For details of places available, sponsorship targets and how to apply please look on here

For any other running/triathlon events that you maybe considering doing you will need to apply directly to the race organisers to gain your own entry, but we would be very happy to support you with your fundraising. Websites such as and provide good information on all running events throughout the UK and how to enter.

formSponsorship Forms

You can download copies of our sponsorship forms here

You can also set up your own internet sponsorship form at 

This is a great way to get sponsorship from friends and family. There are step by step instructions and you can include a personal photo and message. All you need to do next is send an email and your sponsors can donate quickly and securely online. The website will also allows us to claim gift aid. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further. This means that £100 can be turned into £125. Imagine the difference that could make, and it doesn’t cost you a thing. All we need is the name, house number or name and postcode for each of your sponsors.

hammerKeep it legal & safe

As fundraisers we are regulated by law and as such have to follow certain procedures, if you do the same for your event everything should go smoothly.


If you organise an event that involves the public in any way, you will need to ensure you are covered by public liability insurance.

sign-postStreet Collections

To collect in the street, you will need a licence from the local council. Street collection permits go quickly so do apply early. To collect on private property, for example shopping centres and pubs, you must ask for permission from whoever owns it. Door-to-door collections (including pub-to-pub) also need a licence, which are also obtained from the local council.


If you are going to sell alcohol you or your venue must have a licence. You can obtain a temporary licence (“occasional permission”) from your local magistrate’s court, but you need to give some notice.


There are various food hygiene procedures which you must follow if you plan to sell food. Further information can be obtained from your local authority environmental health department.


Section 41 of the Gaming Act 1968 (Bingo at entertainments not held for private gain) allows for bingo to be played for charitable purposes. A single payment of up to £4 may be charged to cover admission and stakes. The total value of prizes must not exceed £400. After the deduction of prize money and reasonable expenses, all surplus profits must be applied to purposes other than private gain.

For further information see :

raffleLotteries and Raffles

A lottery and raffle are one in the same, the definition is: “a lottery is the distribution of prizes by chance where the persons taking part, or a substantial number of them, make a payment or consideration in return for obtaining their chance of a prize.”Lotteries are regulated under the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and the Lotteries Regulations 1993. Lotteries are intended to be run to support good causes, they cannot be run for private or commercial gain. A ticket in a lottery cannot be sold to or by persons under 16 years of age.

A ticket cannot be sold solely by means of a machine. A ticket must be paid for before they are entered in a draw. The price of a single ticket must not exceed £2.

There are different types of lotteries:

Small lotteries:

As part of an “exempt entertainment” for example a fete, bazaar or sporting event – these are not required to be registered.

Private lotteries:

A lottery limited to members of the same society, work place or premises– these are not required to be registered.

Society lotteries:

A lottery established on behalf of a charity to support the purpose of the society, must be registered with the local authority or, if it is envisaged that the total value of tickets to be put on sale will exceed £20,000 with the Gaming Board. Under no circumstances should a lottery, which requires registration either by the local authority or the Gaming Board, be promoted until registration has been confirmed.

safeKeep it Safe

Bridge2Aid cannot accept responsibility for accidents, so make sure that your event is safe for all concerned and that you or the venue has adequate public liability insurance. Always ensure that children are safe. Children are not allowed to collect money if under 16. If you are going to be carrying money take care with personal security and make sure there are at least two of you with the money at all times. Check the risks involved in your event and minimise or eradicate them. If sub-contractors or facilities are being used, make sure that they have the right experience and insurance. Remember that the Health and Safety Act applies to volunteers as well as employees.

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