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Fundraising Top Tips
Fundraising for your Sober October
It takes a very special Soberhero to be able to give up the booze and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Here are some tips and tricks to help with your fundraising.
Remember, every single pound you raise will make a difference to people living with cancer.
1. Set a fundraising target.
If you set a fundraising target, people are more likely to help you reach it.
Add a profile picture and update your story to tell everyone why you’re taking on the challenge.
It’s the best way to kickstart your fundraising!
4. Spread the word.
Check out our fundraising ideas to get the word out about your Sober October.
How to ask for donations
Think about who and how to ask
Think about who you're asking and the best way to ask them. It’s always best to ask twice!
Suggest a donation amount
Suggest an amount your supporters could donate by telling them how their money will make a difference.
Let them know what you're doing and why you’ve chosen to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Make it easy
Share the link to your Sober October fundraising page on all of your social media channels. These social media images can help!
Why not boost your funds even further?
These extra ideas will help spread the word of your sober challenge too:
Do some baking and charge per slice
Host a film night with pizza and popcorn
Be designated driver for a small fee
Remind people of your challenge by showcasing your Friday night mocktail on Insta
Get sponsored to wear fancy dress for a day (sober!)
Pledge to walk or run x number of miles in October
Display our tick off planner or poster (perfect for your Zoom call background)
Add our email signature to your work and personal email
Have a ‘spare change’ collection jar at work
Host a book club evening
Sober October is an 18+ fundraising campaign aimed at challenging social drinkers to change their habits for a month and make some healthy lifestyle changes. We would encourage people to drink responsibly and stick to the recommended daily guidelines for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their GP before signing up to Sober October.