Published on Monday, 05 September 2005 00:00
Due to the fact that fibromyalgia is such a life-altering debilitating condition our fundraising efforts have to be tailored to fit our limitations. We have, therefore, tried to come up with ideas that do not involve us in a lot of mental or physical stress or excessive drain on our pockets.
Raising money through Sponsorship
Raising money through sponsorship can be a very rewarding activity, not least because of the sense of accomplishment when you have completed a challenge, but it can bring people together and you can have a lot of fun in the process.
FMA UK like to give our fundraisers as much support and encouragement as possible, and are always keen to hear about what ideas you have come up with. And remember husbands, wives, and the rest of the family can do sponsored events as well :)
We have a fundraising pack which includes our sponsor form as well as some helpful tips. You can find the pack here.
You can also support Fibromyalgia Association UK with an online fundraising page through our partnership with JustGiving. Within 5 minutes you could Create your page, and Email your friends so that they can then donate online. The money goes straight to Fibromyalgia Association UK and includes GiftAid as well.
We can also take single or monthly donations as well if you want to make a donation that is not related to a sponsored event. If you want to see who is already raising funds on our behalf just go to this page
and look at the list.
FMA UK is a registered charity administered by unpaid volunteers from the Chair down through the ranks, and as such it relies on donations and organised events to operate. You can help with this by purchasing some of the items that we carry. You can by books, FMA pins, awareness ribbons, pens, and lots more. All funds that are raised through this go back into helping the charity raise the awareness of fibromyalgia.
Search using Everyclick to raise funds.
This is an easy way to help the fibromyalgia cause. When you use the internet, instead of using goggle or any of the other search engines, use www.everyclick.com and nominate Fibromyalgia Association UK as the charity of your choice. Then each time you use it, a small donation will be made without costing you anything.
Use e-Bay to Support FMA UK
You can sell an item on e-Bay and donate a proportion of your sale to FMA UK. The donation comes directly from your e-Bay account through the e-Bay for Charity scheme. Recently it has been made easier by e-Bay partnering with missionfish.org so that sellers can manage their donations without leaving the e-Bay site. Sellers need to declare which charity to support by registering with missionfish.
If you are a tax payer and would like to make a donation, please complete the Gift Aid Form. This will make your donation worth even more by allowing us to claim back the tax element of your donation. It will not cost you anything but will help us.