Help fund Lyme disease research
Nobody’s good at everything…. but everybody’s good at something.
Whatever your personal talent may be, there’s a way to use it to fundraise for Lyme disease research and have fun – or achieve a personal goal – at the same time.
Have you always dreamed of reaching the summit of Mount Snowdon or being an Ironman triathlete? Could you bake your way to fundraising success? Do you like organising events and parties? Are you a gifted gamer, musician, or handy with crafting?
Whether it’s a five-a-side football match, a small village festival or taking on a marathon run, there are loads of ways in which you could raise money for the charity.
Check out our fundraising pack for more ideas, tips, and handy information – or read on!
You might decide that you’d like to take on a running race. Click on the links below to find 10km races, half marathons and full marathons near you.
Events and non-physical challenges
If you don’t fancy working up sweat, or you need something a little less physical, what about organising a quiz night with friends and family?
Maybe a community fundraising dinner or festival? Or a pamper evening?
Some more handy tools and tips
Check out our tips for how to make the most of your fundraising page and get as many sponsorship donations as possible.
On our website you’ll also a document on writing a press release, if you fancy spreading the word to your local papers.
You can also download some gift aid sponsorship forms.
Gain some inspiration from some of our other fundraising Lyme Legends on our Thank You webpage.
Why fundraise for us?
Lyme disease will be a cause that’s personal to you for a reason – it’s likely that either you or someone you care about has suffered.
Martin is taking on an epic bike ride from John O’Groat’s to Lands End for us in Sep 2019. Here he tells us his motivation for fundraising for the charity:
“In June 2018, a close friend was admitted to hospital. After a number of lumbar punctures and weeks as an inpatient, Lyme disease was identified as the underlying cause. At times he has been in a medically induced coma and intensive care.
Throughout this time I’ve felt little ability to support one of my closest friends, aside from ‘just being there’. Research, care and education costs money, and we need to do more to increase early diagnosis to reduce the number of people who suffer as significantly as my friend and his loved ones have.”
We’re so grateful that you would consider raising money for our cause. We wouldn’t be able to achieve the success that we do without our community fundraisers.
If you’d like to have a chat with us about fundraising for Caudwell LymeCo, please call Rosie Milsom, Fundraising Manager on 01630 620523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.