Hold your own fundraising event

Here’s what you need to know about organising your own event

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Are you planning an amazing fundraising event for Shelter? Or maybe you’re after some inspiration or guidance to get the ideas flowing? Either way, we’re here to help anyone keen to join the against bad housing and homelessness.

For your free fundraising pack, access to our fab fundraising resources, and your very own dedicated member of our team here to support you every step of the way, please get in touch.

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Get inspired

From bake sales to gala balls, there are so many great ways you can fundraise for Shelter. So, whether you’re whipping up some treats or moving your feet, here’s a few ideas to get you started.



Taking on a challenge with a difference, seven-year-old Laurie decided to try to spend a full 24 hours inside a cardboard box. Impressed with his determination, Laurie’s parents updated friends and family with his progress on social media, and soon the sponsorship was rolling in!

Thanks to this kind support, Laurie woke up the next morning – still inside his box – to have raised an amazing £500.

Ahmadiyya Mosque

Ahmadiyya Mosque

The community of Ahmadiyya Mosque in Manchester have been raising funds to support our work in many imaginative ways.

They’ve held collections in the mosque, led street collections, and recently even hosted a very successful charity dinner event.

Jonathon Gibbs

Jonathon Gibbs

Novice runner Jonathon set himself the ultimate challenge: running 30k a day for seven days straight, taking him from his home in Macclesfield all the way to our Hackney hub.

Starting an Instagram account to keep his supporters updated, Jonathon smashed his target and raised an incredible £7,500.

How your hard work makes a difference

‘I’ve got a lot of love for Shelter,’ says Paddy, a former rough sleeper who turned his life around after meeting Colette, one of our peer mentors.

It was Colette’s personal experience of overcoming addiction and homelessness that made Paddy believe he could do it too.

‘I knew Colette wasn’t lying,’ he says. ‘The stuff she told me really resonated. I thought, well, if you’ve got clean and you’re doing what you’re doing, there’s still a chance for me.’

Now Paddy has a flat, a partner, and a baby – and he’s working for Shelter as part of our peer mentoring programme.

‘My life has turned around and now I’m doing what Colette used to do,’ Paddy says.

‘Peer mentors, there’s a lot that they can do. They’re definitely called for.’

We’ll put you in touch with our regional team

Our community fundraising team are here to help! We have fundraisers based all across the country, so when you reach out, we can match you up with someone based in your region.

They’ll help guide, support, and encourage you through each stage of organising your event.

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Get your free fundraising pack

We couldn’t continue to be there for people facing bad housing and homelessness without supporters like you. If you want to find out more about hosting your own fundraising event or already have something planned, we’d love to hear about it!

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