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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 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.

Bake Sale

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.

Quiz Night

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 😉

Football match

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.

Fancy-dress days

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?

Games Night

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.

Face painting

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.

Car Wash

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.

In Memory

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

  • Do something that you know or feel comfortable with. If you’re a runner do a sponsored run. If you like baking have a coffee and cake day. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself, this should be fun!
  • Create a team to fundraise with you. Whether it’s your best friend or work colleagues or both, you can share the organising and share the laughs.
  • Set up a fundraising page on Just Giving – choose Primary Trauma Care Foundation as your charity and all funds will be sent directly to us.
  • Matched giving and food donations: Whether you’re raising money in the office or outside of work, ask your employer about matched giving. Lots of our fundraisers have doubled the amount raised by their employer so don’t be afraid to ask. Also, local  supermarkets will often match funds or donate food towards an event.
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Set up your JustGiving fundraising page
Make it easier for your supporters to contribute towards your fundraising – set up your JustGiving page, choose Primary Trauma Care Foundation as your charity and all funds will be sent directly to us. It’s free and easy to do!

Legacy Giving

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.

Tax benefits

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.

  1. Give a valuable object (known as a specific legacy). This is a particular item such as a piece of jewellery, or stocks and shares.
  2. Give a fixed sum of money (known as a pecuniary legacy). Your gift can be set to keep pace with inflation.
  3. 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 us at to receive an email packed full of ideas, advice and materials, plus support from our dedicated fundraising team.

  • Have you got an idea?
    Wild and wacky, or cool and sophisticated?
  • Get in touch with PTCF
    Share your amazing idea with us at
  • Write a shopping list & get your t-shirts and collection tins
    We can email you our logo, if you want to add it to your posters or collection buckets. We can supply PTCF t-shirts and collecting collecting tins to support your event if required.
  • Get your team together
    Ask others if they would like to help you – the more the merrier
  • Where & when?
    Decide when and where the event will take place and book in plenty of time
  • Set up your JustGiving fundraising page
    Make it easier for your supporters to contribute towards your fundraising – set up your JustGiving page, choose Primary Trauma Care Foundation as your charity and all funds will be sent directly to us. It’s free and easy to do!
  • Spread the word
    Put posters up, use social media and ask your friends to tell everyone. Share your event with us at and we will add it to all of our social media too!
  • Donate all funds raised
    If you aren’t using a JustGiving fundraising page, you can send the funds you have raised to us via our website donation page. Money donated on this page automatically comes directly to PTCF. There is no need for you to handle any money. If you collect cash, make sure you pay it in as soon as possible after the event. Please let us know that your donation is from a fundraiser.
  • Enjoy the event
    Please send us some photos of your event and share with everyone how their money will support so many great projects!

Set up your JustGiving fundraising page
Make it easier for your supporters to contribute towards your fundraising – set up your JustGiving page, choose Primary Trauma Care Foundation as your charity and all funds will be sent directly to us. It’s free and easy to do!

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:

  • Children & Young People: As part of our approach to professional fundraising we ask that when assessing the risks of any fundraising activities being planned that you give special attention to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Please read our safeguarding children and young people principles.
  • Health & Safety: Your safety and that of your team is important to us. Please use this link for more information on health and safety when fundraising.
  • Photos & Video: When taking any photos and video at an event, always obtain permission from all involved beforehand. We have printable permission forms for you to use when taking photos and videos: Standard Photo/Video Consent Form | Child Photo/Video Consent Form.

Please contact us and we will advise you about Health and Safety and any elements of fundraising, we are here to answer any fundraising questions that you may have.

You can also find more information on the Fundraising Regulator’s website: If you get in touch, it is important that you include our charity number on all your communications; Registered Charity Number: 1116071.

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Your support will make a difference to the lives of millions of trauma victims and their families.

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