Fundraising is an essential activity for all charities and FUM is no exception. Our Focus on Water initiative will require around £100,000 extra

Visit 'Focus on Water' page

Individual fundraising activities

Cycling_for_FUM.jpgIndividual or collective activities can be an effective and often fun way to raise funds, either for FUM's general benefit or more commonly for a particular Project.

Walking, running, swimming or cycling a challenging distance are popular ways to obtain sponsorship from family and friends, along with more esoteric activities such as a sponsored parachute or bungee jump.

As well as receiving members' subscriptions and other individual donations we have also benefited from the generosity of organisations such as The Hilden Charitable Trust, The Tanzania Development Trust, The Savannah Charitable Trust, The Kirby Laing Foundation, Rotary Clubs of Sutton Coldfield and Hawkhurst, The Friends of Nzega, The Tollemache Trust and a range of parochial church councils.

FUM's presence on MyDonate

This website gives an easy yet highly effective way to publicise your activity via email or social media and enables sponsors to support you online with minimal effort.

Gift Aid from eligible donors is easily handled and increases the value of their support by 25% at no extra cost to themselves. It comes from the refund that the tax authority HMRC pays to FUM for the tax that the donor has already paid on the donation.

Do remember that Gift Aid can only be claimed for charitable donations, not for donations to pay for airfares, accommodation etc. These must be raised separately.

Special Rules apply which limit the Gift Aid that can be claimed for events such as Charity Auctions. The MyDonate website does not handle these complications.

To create a FUM fundraising page on MyDonate

  • Go to FUM's MyDonate page
  • Click Start fundraising > then Create my challenge >
  • Login if you are already registered
  • If not already registered click Register a personal account, then fill in your details and click Create personal account. This takes you to Start Fundraising page

You might find our Fundraising Helpsheet useful for the next stage.

Good luck and "asante sana" (thank you very much).