Your own event

Organising your own fundraising event for Refuge can be a lot of fun and very rewarding


It could be anything from a coffee morning or netball tournament, to a sponsored cycle ride or swim. Your efforts will help thousands of women and children to escape domestic violence. And Refuge will support you however we can.

Once you have decided on your fundraising activity, we would love you to let us know your plans so we can send you Refuge sponsor forms and a free fundraising pack, as well as provide you with any additional support your may need along the way.

If you would like to fundraise for Refuge but still not sure about what you would like to do, contact us today and we can help you with fundraising ideas and help those creative juices flowing!

If you are planning to use the Refuge logo to support your fundraising efforts please do contact us on beforehand.

Here are some quick tips to get you started:

*Plan well in advance

*Recruit family or friends to help you out

*Set up a free online sponsorship page through Justgiving and get your friends to donate online. All you have to do is email the link to everyone you know and it saves the hassle of collecting the money yourself!

*Be creative – something quirky will catch the attention and interest of the general public and is a great way to encourage people to sponsor you or to get coverage of an event

*Gift Aid It! Ask UK taxpayers to tick the Gift Aid box so we can reclaim an extra 25p in every £1 – at no cost to you, the donor or us. Please ask for full names and home addresses. Without these, we can’t make the claim.

*Ask your employer if they’ll match what you raise

*Explain how your event will help women and children experiencing domestic violence

*Download our A-Z of fundraising below or contact us for a free Refuge fundraising pack

Refuge’s fundraising team is here to help – call us on 0207 395 7713 or email