Fundraising ideas

Fundraising ideas

You know that you want to fundraise for Borne but you are not sure where to begin? Find your inspiration here!

Special occasions

Donate your birthday

Why not ask for donations instead of gifts this year? Start fundraising at

Make Borne part of your wedding

Use your wedding registry to ask for charitable gifts, or donate what you would have spent on wedding favours to Borne. 

Celebrate your baby's milestones

Mark important moments in your child’s life, such as a birthday, a christening or a first day at school, by fundraising for vital research into premature birth.

Show us what you are doing on social media by tagging @bornecharity

At home

Plan a bake sale

Enrol your friends and sell your goodies at work, school or in your home. Bake big to raise big! 

Host a dinner party

Pick a theme, send out invites and ask your guests for a donation. Consider fun games, like a raffle or a quiz, to raise even more on the night. 

Organise a trunk show

Partner with a jewellery or clothing brand for an exclusive shopping experience for your friends and family. 

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Knit and sell some goodies

Get your knitting needles out and create scarves, hats or cuddly toys for your friends and family. Sell them and donate the proceeds to Borne. 


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Run for Borne

If you are taking part in a sports event, why not nominate Borne as your charity of choice?

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Organise a family run

Get your friends and family to run a 5 or 10K. Ask for an entry fee or get participants to collect sponsorships in aid of Borne. 

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Create your own challenge

Take on an adventure that pushes your boundaries and ask your friends to sponsor you. 

Teach a yoga or fitness class

Are you a yoga or fitness aficionado? Why not run a class for charity and ask participants to donate?

Secure unique prizes

Auctions and raffles are fun and effective ways to raise funds at events, but you will need to make sure you have special prizes that people want to bid on.

Here are some tips to make the most of them: 

  • Team up with local businesses. By offering in-kind donations, gift cards or vouchers in aid of charity, they get free publicity. Make sure to thank them and add their logos to the event flyer or programme.
  • Ask your friends what they can donate. They may have connections through work or unused Christmas gifts they can give!
  • Tap into your friends’ skills. Ask your friends or colleagues if they can donate their time or expertise. Auction off the experience to the highest bidder!
  • Put together themed gift baskets. Think about what would appeal to your friends and fill your basket with self-care products, wine or culinary delights.

Raffles and lotteries are highly regulated. Before organising one, make sure you read up on fundraising rules from the Gambling Commission: