Plan your fundraising

Planning an event can't be simpler! If you're looking for in depth guides covering every detail on how to run your event, have a look below and see if we can help. 

Plan Your Event

Please follow our General Community Fundraising guide  and ensure you adhere to all health and safety laws when organising or taking part in your event.

Coffee Morning

What could be better than raising money for GOSH through coffee and cake? A coffee morning is a fundraising favourite, and we have plenty of ideas for you to help make yours a success. Download our guide here: How to organise a coffee morning 

The GOSH Quiz

For a quick and easy fundraising event, download the GOSH Quiz and raise much-needed funds for our patient family accommodation. Please make sure you register your quiz with us here so we can make sure you have everything you need to make your event a real success.

Sweepstakes

Looking for an addition to a fun day or calendar of office fundraising? Try one of our fun sweepstake posters, and help create a better future for children at GOSH. 

Fun Day

Organising a fun day is a brilliant way to bring family and friends together. Whether you want to go all out and book a festival sized field, or hold a tombola in your local pub, our top tips will help you put on the best fun day: How to organise a fun day 

Bucket Collection

Whether it’s at a supermarket or at a train station, bucket collections are a really simple and effective way to raise money. Have a look at some of our ideas and guidelines to get started: How to organise a bucket collection 

“Qdos Entertainment and its sister company HQ Theatres and Hospitality staff have been fundraising for Great Ormond Street since 2010 and in that time we have been delighted to have collected at our pantomime performances in aid of such a worthy cause.”

Mark Jones, Marketing Executive, Qdos Entertainment

Raffle and Auction

Holding an auction or raffle at your event is a great way of generating big funds with minimal costs. However, as raffles fall under strict laws relating to all lotteries, there are some cases where a license from your local council may be required. To make sure your raffle is legal and as successful as possible, please take a moment to read over our guidelines: How to organise a raffle or auction

Simon, founder of the Facebook group Simply Mustangs UK, ran a raffle for GOSH at Christmas after GOSH came top of the nominations from 1,400 members.

“We scoured around to secure 3 really fabulous prizes, and we set the raffle ticket price at £5 each in recognition of the value of the top 3 prizes. We also added in 10 other prizes to make the draw a fun and exciting experience for all concerned.

We used all our contacts to source the three top prizes, and then asked for voluntary donations for a further ten prizes with a guideline value of £25-50 each. We had ten donations within 24 hours of announcing the charity raffle.”

Golf Day

There are so many different ideas you can use to raise funds for GOSH at your golf day – from challenges, to post-play events! Our golf page has tips on our favourite ways to fundraise and how your club can support GOSH throughout the year: gosh.org/golf

Ball and Dinner

A charity ball or dinner is a fantastic way to bring friends, family, colleagues and community together for a great cause. Our top tips will ensure that you raise as much money as possible and that your guests have a night to remember! Download our guide How to organise a ball or dinner

The GloTIME.tv team supported GOSH with a fundraising auction at their Sylvia Anderson Awards and Celebrity Lunch at Pinewood Studios. Events Director Sophie Cox shares her fundraising tip: 

"It is such a worthy cause, and the charity’s amazing work was highlighted in the video shown at the reception, which resonated with our audience, inspiring them to bid generously in the auction. One tip we would suggest for supporters would be to approach a large number of companies for prizes, so that items can be offered individually as raffle prizes (eg meals for two at local restaurants) or packaged up for the auction (for example, three four-balls at different golf courses as ‘The Golf Experience’). Produce an attractive sheet for the guests, showcasing your auction prizes, and include glossy pictures of the items to whet their appetite before the auction begins."

Pay in Your Fundraising Money

Use our Community sponsorship form to collect donations for your fundraising event.

You can also collect donations online by creating your own JustGiving page.

After you've finished your fundraising, you can use this paying in form to send us the money you've raised.