Get involved in a fundraising activity to help us in achieving our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
To set up a giving page for your event, you can use Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving and opt to fundraise for Suffolk Mind, Charity Reg No. 1003061. (Please note, our own giving page platform is undergoing some maintenance work, so you are unable to set up new pages at this time. Existing ones are still in use and can be viewed here.)
Fundraising Ideas: Raise awareness and fundraise for Suffolk Mind at the same time
You could organise an event at work, in a local community group or amongst friends and family. You probably have some amazing ideas but if you are looking for some inspiration, here are some event ideas you could do to support us:
Bake Off! Organise your own Suffolk Mind Bake Off any day and time of the year. It can be held anywhere, perhaps in the office/staff room, at your school or even at your home. Sell your slices of delicious bakes and raise money at the same time.
Dress Down/Up Day Have a day in the office, at school, at your club or community group when people can make a small donation to wear whatever they want for that day, or maybe something themed. It could be a Christmas Jumper Day or Halloween dress up, Easter time bunny ears or just casual wear for a change?
Quiz Nights are a great way to fundraise and are popular events for anyone to show off their general knowledge and work together in teams. Charging an entry fee for individuals or teams is an easy way to raise funds.
Raffle A raffle is always popular at any event and is a fantastic way to raise additional money to donate to your favourite charity. All you need is generous people to donate some gifts for prizes and a raffle ticket book!
Pamper Evening Have a night in with the girls, pamper yourself and your friends and support Suffolk Mind by asking for donations to attend and sell raffle tickets on the night.
Music night/concert For the creative and musical people who can offer co-ordinate an event for music lovers, this can be a very special night and lots of people can get involved to make it a success. Sell tickets and drum up some additional donations throughout the event.
Take up a challenge
Raise awareness and challenge yourself to something new to meet your need for achievement, and help support Suffolk Mind too.
Planning a challenge as a team or something more personal can be different for all of us and there are so many things to do and ways to do them. Whether you are thinking of doing a sponsored skydive, a sponsored walk or even committing to giving up a bad habit, there’s so much to choose from.
We want to support you through your challenge and can help with any resources you might need, contacts, advice and support, every step of the way! We can provide a supporter t-shirt/running vest and can help with promotion to help you achieve your goal and raise awareness along the way. You can also set up a giving page on our website here and a member of the fundraising team will be in touch.
Whatever type of event, challenge or activity you are planning – large or small – we are keen to hear how we can support you if you need us. We can come and talk about our work and services that we provide, send you literature, poster templates and promotional materials plus collection buckets and pots.
Support us online
Amazon Smile: Experience feel-good shopping
Shop at smile.amazon.co.uk and Amazon donates to us, at no extra cost to you.
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
Millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations to charities by Amazon. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for smile.amazon.co.uk” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Smile and start giving today here.
eBay for Charity: Support a good cause when you sell
Earn a bit. Give a bit. Everyone benefits. When you’re selling, the real beauty of eBay for Charity is that there’s something for everyone – yourself included. You decide exactly what percentage of your final selling price you’d like to give to charity (that’s good causes sorted), and what percentage you’d like for yourself (that’s you sorted). You also get to choose which charity you’d like to support, and of course, we would love that to be us, Suffolk Mind.
eBay for Charity listings are the same as any other eBay listing, except for the blue and yellow eBay for Charity ribbon that will appear in search results and your chosen charity’s mission statement and logo in your listing. This means your listing can be seen by everyone who searches through eBay.co.uk. It will also get extra visibility through the eBay for Charity pages.
It’s the perfect way to make a difference – while doing what you do every day on eBay, whether you’re a fishing enthusiast selling angling gear or a big business trading electronics.
Start selling and support us today by clicking here.
Birthday Fundraisers on Facebook: raise money for Suffolk Mind on your birthday this year and give a gift that gives to others.
Creating a birthday fundraiser on Facebook is relatively simple: You choose the non-profit or charity you’d like to raise funds for, set a target amount, choose an end date, write a short story to why you’re raising money and give your fundraiser a title. Click “create” and your friends will get a notification letting them know you’re raising for a cause.
If you have an upcoming birthday, please consider choosing Suffolk Mind as your charity of choice this year.
You can create a Facebook Birthday fundraiser here.
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2.6 Challenge (8)
Event Date: 26/04/2020Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support Suffolk Mind. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
Ben Burgess (1)
Event Date:Ben is raising money for Suffolk Mind.
Beth from Applaud Coffee, Ipswich (1)
Event Date:Beth from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is hosting coffee workshops online and supporting Suffolk Mind at the same time.
Cheryl Pethybridge (1)
Event Date: 20/09/2020
Cheryl is taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Emily Burrell (1)
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year. So I have decided to do a skydive in aid of Suffolk Mind to try and help local people in need of support.
Fire Walk (44)
Event Date: 26/02/2020
The East of England Co-op are hosting a firewalk to raise money for Suffolk Mind, on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge.
Would you like to rise to the challenge of walking on hot coals? Click here t
Kelly Porter - Harwich half marathon (1)
Event Date: 05/04/2020
Kelly Porter is taking part in the Harwich half marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Kirsty Gardner (1)
Event Date:Kirsty is painting for Suffolk Mind.
Link Mortgage Services (1)
Event Date:Dress down days at Link Mortgage Services.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Oliver Southgate (1)
Event Date: 10/05/2020
This year, my new year resolution is to help raise awareness of mental health. So what better way than to raise money for a charity that is also personally very close to me!
Simone Cotterill sings live (1)
Event Date: 15/05/2020Simone Cotterill will be singing live on Friday 15th May for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
The MEL Group brightens up the workplace (1)
Event Date: 22/05/2020The MEL Group is brightening up the workplace on Friday 22nd May.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we