Ways to raise money

Set up a cake sale, take part in a bike ride, do a fun run or get together and have a party! 

Whether you’re taking part in an event or setting up your own, here’s all the help you need to get started with fundraising for Theirworld's causes.

Take part in an event to raise money

Are you taking part in a bike ride? Running a marathon? Or another kind of sponsored event?

By raising money for Theirworld through sponsorship, you’re directly helping us to children all over the world.

  1. Step 1

    Choose which event you will be taking part in by visiting our JustGiving Event Page

  2. Step 2

    Sign up for the event to be a participant, (usually on the event's website).

  3. Step 3

    Sign up to be sponsored for the event on the JustGiving page.

  4. Step 4

    Send your "sponsor me" link from Just Giving to your colleagues, friends and family. Or download the sponsorship form.

Set up an event

From raising £10,000 to raising £25, every little helps. You don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to enjoy fundraising for us. Here’s some inspiration.

  • Have a bake sale at the office
  • Wear a super hero outfit for a day
  • Set up a lemonade stand at school
  • Run a 24-hour challenge
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The Fundraising Starter Kit

​Find out how to set up and run your own event, as well as great ideas for getting sponsorship and how best to handle the money side of things.​

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Sponsorship form

Use the sponsorship form to collect friends, family and colleague's names so that you know who to collect from after the event​.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve already run my event, where do I pay in the money?

Please do send us the money you raise as and when you collect it from your sponsors. The sooner we receive it, the sooner we can put it to good work.

Please do not send any cash through the post.

Whenever you send money to Theirworld, please enclose one of our , so we can keep a record of the money you have raised for us. The best way to send us the money is for you to put the money in your bank account and then send in a cheque or postal order made out to Theirworld.

Theirworld is entitled to apply for Gift Aid (reclaim tax) on all donations received from UK taxpayers. You will need to tick the box on your completed Sponsorship Forms (LINK TO PDF) and send copies of all sponsorship forms to Theirworld for us to be able to claim the Gift Aid. If people are donating to you online please remind them to select “I am donating my own money” in the Gift Aid section.

Forward any sponsorship monies and collection slips to:

Fundraising Team

Theirworld

Broadgate Tower

20 Primrose Street

London

EC2A 2RS

Do let us know when you have sent something to us so we know to look out for it. We will send you an acknowledgement for the money we receive from you every time you send in a portion of what you raise.

How do I find out more about Gift Aid?

If you are a UK taxpayer, every gift you make to Theirworld - whatever its value - could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. HM Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to Theirworld.

It's simple. Gift Aid is a government initiative that allows donations given to charity to be tax-effective. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form (LINK TO PDF), we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £50 gift we will actually receive £62.50.

Find out more on Gift Aid including details on what donations are eligible for Gift Aid.

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Money Return Form

Whenever you send money to Theirworld, please enclose one of our ​Money Return Forms​, so we can keep a record of the money you have raised for us. The best way to send us the money is for you to put the money in your bank account and then send in a cheque or postal order made out to Theirworld.

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Gift Aid form

This is the Gift Aid form. If the person donating is a UK tax payer, which means HMRC will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give Theirworld.​

Are there any other legal considerations about fundraising?

Don't let anything stand in the way of your event being a huge success. Take a bit of time to have a look through some of the practical things to consider.

Due to the wide range of activities that fundraising includes, there are an array of laws that can apply. The Institute of Fundraising produces Codes of Fundraising Practice to help charities ensure that their fundraising activities are legal and carried out to the highest standards. The Codes of Fundraising Practice can be for free here.

Good luck and have fun!

“There is that incredible sense of achievement. If you are thinking of taking on an adventure to support Theirworld, I'd say give it a go. It's fun!”

The Rev Douglas Burnett, 3 Cities Cycle Challenge, UK and France
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