Want to raise money to support Imagine Independence but don't know where to start? Well, everyone needs a little inspiration so take a look at our list of fundraising ideas to help you get started.

Here you'll find some events/ideas, please contact for our 2020 Fundraising Calendar. Once you have booked on your chosen event or planned your own event, get in touch with us so that we can support you with your fundraising!

January 2020

Run Heaton 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Sunday 26 January 2020


February 2020

Run Aintree 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Saturday 01 February 2020
Victoria Park Race 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - Saturday 08 February 2020


March 2020

Croydon Half Marathon - Sunday 15 March 2020

Carlisle 10k or Half Marathon - Sunday 15 March 2020



If you already have a unique idea and are raring to go, get in touch! There are many ideas that you can use at any time during the year - here are just a few of them:

Bake Sale

Who can turn down a yummy slice of home baked Victoria sponge or a tasty cupcake? It couldn’t be easier, or more delicious, to support us


Bongo or otherwise this could be the activity for you. If ‘Pick & Mix’ makes you reach for your Bingo dabber you’re onto a winning fundraiser

Coffee morning or Afternoon Tea

Great social events to bring friends, family or colleagues together over a good brew, you could even tie in with a local book club or other local group, they’ll love you for it!

International evening/day

A great way to get people excited about raising money. Choose your country, dress codes, delicious food and music. Charge people an entry fee, food could be included in the price. Maybe organise some live entertainment and a quiz about your country of choice too.

Karaoke night

Lots of laughs and a great way to raise money. Make a night of it, vote for the best act and offer a trophy (or a recording contract!).

Movie night

You can offer a lot more than movie watching if you theme your night. So many iconic movies to choose from, James Bond would be a good one and make those martinis shaken, not stirred!

Quiz night

People love a good quiz, the pub, village hall or local sports club are all venues suitable for hosting. Decide the best place to hold it and get working on those questions. General knowledge or themed, the choice is yours, maybe you can get some prizes donated, charge people to enter and hold a raffle on the side to raise extra funds


Get people to sponsor you to help you kick a habit! Raise money by giving up things like alcohol, chocolate, television, smoking, sugar, television, meat, crisps. Decide what to give up and for how long. Keep people posted on your progress and set up a Just Giving page too.


A raffle is great to have at a fundraising event but could also work as a standalone fundraising activity. Ask people to donate unwanted gifts, or businesses to donate a prize. This is an easy one for the workplace.


Thrill seekers get in touch and start organising your skydive today! Not for the faint hearted but something out of the ordinary that’s certainly worthy of sponsorship.


If you are interested in fundraising for Imagine Independence please contact Kimberley Mason at:


5 Top tips to make your fundraising a success

Step 1:

Choose a fundraising event that really appeals to you and you’ll enjoy doing.

Step 2:

Decide on a venue and set a date give yourself plenty of time to organise.

Step 3:

Let people know by spreading the word and promoting your event – social media, posters, flyers we can help too but make sure you mention us on twitter etc. Set up a Just Giving page (add link)

Step 4:

Enjoy your event – HAVE FUN! It’s a great opportunity to raise funds for a cause that really matters to you - it's also a fantastic way of raising awareness of mental health. You'll meet plenty of new people and make friends along the way!


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