iStock 543045444Top six summer fundraising ideas

It’s summer, and with longer, sunnier and hotter days, now is the perfect time to get outdoors and fundraise for the NTF.

The NTF depends on donations, sponsorship and contributions in order to carry out its work, so fundraisers are important to the NTF.

Here are our top summer fundraising ideas:

1) Summer fete

On your own local green or even in your back garden. At summer fetes you can sell cakes from simple rock cakes to Victoria sponges. These are fun, stress free and you get meet lots of different people.

2) BBQ

Everyone loves a BBQ in the sun! Here you can sell tickets or even hold a raffle. So why not invite your friends over for a BBQ fundraiser.

3) Car boot sales

Summer is the biggest and best time for car boot sales in Britain. They often only cost around £5 to enter, and will give you the opportunity to sell all your old junk whilst raising funds for the NTF and awareness of tremor.

4) Sponsorship

There are tons of things you could do from running a 5K to scaling Mount Snowdonia! Why not get outdoors and that thing you have always wanted to do, such as parachuting, whilst raising funds for charity. Exercise also helps reduce stress to make tremors more manageable. The 'Couch to 5K' running programme is a great introduction as it involves a mixture of gentle walks and short jogs.

5) Summer music show

If you are in band or a soloist why not organise a small gig at your local pub. Most small live music venues will not charge for you to use the venue as long as you bring a crowd of people. These can be a fun and a rewarding way to raise funds.

6) Go to festivals

It’s festival season and with over 6000 in the UK held every year, these provide a great platform to raise funds and awareness. Although for the larger ones you will have to get in touch with the organisers months before to hold a stall, the smaller ones will be happy for you contact them only a few weeks in advance.

Finally with a bit of planning and some creativity, the summer is a great time to get outdoors and raise funds for the NTF and awareness of tremor. So why not have some fun and take advantage of the sun.  

Find out more about fundraising and donating.