Fundraising for a cause you are passionate about is exciting and inspiring. The more money you raise the more lives of people with sarcoidosis you can help change. Below you will find resources to help get you started, including instructions to set up a JustGiving page and our downloadable SarcoidosisUK Fundraising Guide, filled with information and ideas.

How to set up a JustGiving Fundraising Page in aid of SarcoidosisUK – it’s easy!

For your online fundraising page, we recommend using Just Giving. It’s quick and easy. Just click the button below (opens page in new window) and follow the steps below to create your page:

  1. EITHER – Register an account. (It’s easy. You can use your Facebook account to create an account if you like.)      /      OR – Log into your existing account.
  2. JustGiving will ask you whether you’re taking part in an event, celebrating an occasion, fundraising in memory or doing your own thing. Select the best option for you.
  3. If you can’t see your event listed (e.g. London Marathon), select [Add your own] at the bottom of the page and write a bit more about your activity.
  4. Choose your web address – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate.
  5. Tick [Yes] if you’re running a bake sale, or selling tickets to an event, raffle or auction. Donations to your Page won’t be eligible for Gift Aid. (You can find out more about Gift Aid under Money Matters, below).
  6. Click [Create your page].

The climb took us 6 days. All Ben and I wanted was a big mad adventure, we’re both into climbing and this looked like something we could accomplish with a bit of persistence and training. People thought we were daft but it really was a once in a lifetime adventure.

Ben and I like to think we’re strong willed, tough and determined, but I’m nothing on how strong willed and tough my mum is. She’s fought through a lot in her life, her battle with Sarcoidosis being her most recent fight.

It was an honour to raise money for a charity that is able to help someone like my mum. Walking up 19,000ft is nothing in comparison to the daily climb someone who suffers with Sarcoidosis is up against. SarcoidosisUK Fundraiser Matt

Matt and his friend Ben climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for SarcoidosisUK in 2017

Job done!

Your Fundraising Page is now set up and ready to accept donations. JustGiving send the money that you raise to SarcoidosisUK on a weekly basis. Now you can start on the fun stuff – personalising your page and sharing it friends and family.

Some tips:

  • Add pictures to your page. Fundraisers who do this raise 14% more per photo.
  • Tell your story. People will give more if they know why you care about SarcoidosisUK.
  • Pages with a fundraising target raise 46% more. So be brave and tell them your target.
  • Update your friends with photos of you training or fundraising. Add them onto your page and re-share on social media – your friends will be impressed and will be more inclined to donate!

Fundraising Resources

JustGiving Page set up and you’re all ready to go?! Below are some helpful resources to get you started:


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