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There are so many ways to get involved and fundraise for Primary Trauma Care Foundation (PTCF)!
On this page you’ll find lots of great fundraising ideas and inspiration to help you raise money to train medics across the world in vital trauma management care.
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Find your perfect fundraising idea
Whether you’re looking for ideas, tips or materials, we’ve got everything you need to help make your fundraising a success. Email Liz at email@example.com to receive an email packed full of ideas, advice and materials, plus support from our dedicated fundraising team.
Uniform free day
Otherwise known as a ‘mufti’ day, a uniform free day is a great way to raise funds at school, or let your office relax a little with a dress-down dress code. Swapping your usual uniform for fancy dress could help you raise even more money.
Choose a beautiful route and walk to raise funds for our fabulous charity. So whether you head to your local shopping centre dressed as Where’s Wally, or make your way from John O’Groats to Lands’ End, you will not only be getting fit but also raising essential funds for PTCF.
Give it up!
After a health kick and need the incentive to do it? Why not have people sponsor you to give something up? Over the years supporters have raised money by giving up things like crisps, television, alcohol, chocolate, meat and smoking.
We all love a cake and this is always a firm favourite for fundraising. Whether you run the event at work, school or your home be sure to find out about any dietary requirements and everyone’s favourites, a little variety and thought will ensure that you receive more donations.
The pub, village hall, local sports centre and your best mate’s garden are all venues suitable for hosting a quiz. You can even download complete quiz questions on line. You host the night and guests pay to play.
Pancake race / Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday
We don’t mind what you call it as long as you flip for us. You can race with a frying pan or simply be sponsored for the amount of pancakes you can eat 😉
Even if you don’t score, this is one match that guarantees you’ll make a difference in 90 minutes. If you’ve got smaller numbers, why not opt for a game of 5-a-side? Raise funds by charging a player fee and why not let spectators donate to take part in a penalty shootout?
Fundraise by running! No organised event, just you and your challenge. You choose the route and the distance and ask for friends and family to sponsor you. Where will your run take you?
From open water swimming to laps around your local pool, a swimming challenge is a great way to raise money for PTCF.
Getting on your bike and clocking up the miles is a brilliant way to discover the great outdoors and make a difference to the training that PTCF can deliver all around the world.
It’s a great way to raise money any time of year. If you’re the boss, why not have your staff come to work in fancy-dress and ask them to pay a small donation for the day? Top tip: why not let your colleagues cast votes on the costume you have to wear for the day?
You don’t have to be a Monopoly board master or play Scrabble like a pro to a host a games night. You just need games, a place to play and people to play with. Tight on time? Put on a lunchtime session at your office and get colleagues to play for the price of a coffee.
Offer your skills as a face painter at the next local school or church fete. Most events will be happy to have you. Ask for donations to PTCF, you will be surprised how quickly you can make money.
Girls Night In
Get the girls round. It’s simple, just invite your friends around and ask them to donate the amount they would usually spend on a night out towards our life saving training.
Why not offer to wash your neighbours’ cars, or set up a car wash in the school playground (with permission from the school). Choose a lovely sunny day and you will have them queueing for a car wash, helping you raise valuable funds.
If you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday, anniversary or other important milestone, you can also help support, by asking for donations to PTCF instead of receiving gifts.
Why not raise valuable funds for PTCF instead of receiving donations of flowers in memory of your loved one. It is a wonderful way to commemorate your loved one and creates a lasting legacy in their name.
Our Top Fundraising Tips
Legacy gifts are extremely important to PTCF. By leaving a gift to PTCF in your Will, you are making a lasting contribution to the essential support provided to some of the poorest countries in the world by helping to fund vital trauma care training.
All gifts, regardless of their size, are greatly valued by PTCF. Your support is a lifeline for the millions of people around the world who suffer trauma on a daily basis.
Charitable gifts will be deducted from the value of your estate before tax liability is calculated, so by leaving a gift to PTCF in your Will you may reduce the total amount of tax liable on your estate.
How to include PTCF in your Will
It is easy and simple to amend your existing Will by adding a Codicil (a Codicil is an official alteration; you must sign a codicil and get it witnessed in the same way as is required for a Will). PTCF cannot provide legal advice, and we recommend that you consult a solicitor or legal adviser when making or changing your Will. To ensure that your wishes are carried out correctly, please record PTCF’s full name and Registered Charity Number in your Will: Primary Trauma Care Foundation, Registered Charity Number: 1116071.
There are three main ways to leave a gift to a charity in your Will.
- Give a valuable object (known as a specific legacy). This is a particular item such as a piece of jewellery, or stocks and shares.
- Give a fixed sum of money (known as a pecuniary legacy). Your gift can be set to keep pace with inflation.
- Give a percentage of the remainders (known as a residuary legacy). This is a great way to leave a gift to charity in your Will.
Would you like more information?
Please contact us if you would like to discuss leaving a gift to PTCF in your Will. If you wish, a member of our team would be happy to visit you for a no-obligation chat about PTCF’s work. Your enquiry will be kept strictly private and confidential.
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Your Fundraising Checklist
Here is your fundraising checklist to help keep your fundraising organised and on track!
Remember, you can email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email packed full of ideas, advice and materials, plus support from our dedicated fundraising team.
More Resources To Help You
It is wonderful that you have offered to raise funds for PTCF and we want you to stay safe and legal while having fun. Please contact us and we will advise you about Health and Safety and answer any other questions that you may have.
You can also find more information on the Fundraising Regulator’s website: www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk. If you get in touch, it is important that you include our charity number on all your communications; Registered Charity Number: 1116071.
… a huge thank you from all at Primary Trauma Care Foundation.
Your support will make a difference to the lives of millions of trauma victims and their families.
If you have any questions, we are always here to help!