Help raise funds or donate
Help raise funds or donate
Some people with Paget's disease have no one to turn to. For ideas of how you can help raise vital funds to help us support them, we have listed some fundraising ideas below.
Not sure where to start? Order a Fundraising Pack!
Included in our Fundraising Pack is a booklet, which not only gives ideas about how supporters can get involved, but it also includes the legalities and practicalities of organising an event and raising funds on our behalf.
We can also supply banners with the Association’s logo printed on them, together with promotional items, to help raise awareness of Paget's disease and the work of the Association. For further information, or to request your pack please contact us.
- Hold a coffee morning or garden party.
- Have a tombola stall at a local event.
- Clear your clutter and have a car boot sale.
- Ask your children/grandchildren/friends to do a sponsored walk, swim, or silence.
- Sell your homegrown flowers or vegetables.
- Hold a book sale or exchange.
- Have a sponsored silence and get your family to join in!
- Organise a dance, formal ball or concert.
- Have a dress down day at work and ask each person taking part to donate to Paget's.
- Make cards, cakes or knitted items to sell at a local event.
- Send an e-card and donate the cost of a paper greeting - click here to view details on the 'Dontsendmeacard' website
Provide a Support Gift Bag for someone who is newly diagnosed
Donate £15 for a Paget's Support Bag - follow this link to find out more! If you simply wish to donate to help us change the lives of those with Paget’s disease, please follow this link.
Run for Paget's in the London Marathon
The Paget's Association has places in the London Marathon. Get in touch for details!
The London Marathon is one of the biggest running events in the world. It has been held each spring since 1981. It is set over a largely flat course around the River Thames, beginning at three separate points around Blackheath finishing on the Mall alongside St. James’s Park. Many participants run to raise money for their favourite charities and as a fundraising event, there is no race in the world quite like it.
For information on how to apply, please follow this link.
Join our Raffle
Known as the 200 Club, the Paget's Association's raffle will never have more than 200 members, so you really do stand a good chance of winning and in joining you are also boosting our research fund. The first prize each month is £100 and the second prize is £50. In June and December however, the prize money is doubled to £200 and £100 respectively. No administration charges are taken out so all money given in this way goes towards our vital work, once prize money has been taken out. Winners are published in our magazine. For details please follow this link.
Celebrating a special day?
Many of our supporters use special occasions to support the Paget's Association. If you have a special birthday or anniversary, a wedding or party would you consider making a donation to the Association in lieu of gifts? You can donate here
Alternatively, why not also set up a Birthday fundraiser on Facebook?
Save Paper and Postage - Send an e-card to help spread awareness of Paget’s and protect the environment
If you want to help reduce paper waste and make sending a card easier, you may wish to consider sending an electronic card (e-card), which supports the Paget’s Association at the same time.
By donating the cost of a traditional card and postage, you can support our vital work without being out of pocket. There is a wide range of card designs to choose from, including special designs created by the Paget’s Association to help raise awareness of Paget’s disease.
Click here for full details.
The Paget’s Association does not receive any government support and much of our funding comes from gifts kindly left by individuals in their Will.
By including a gift to the Paget’s Association in your Will, you play a part in assisting future research into Paget’s disease, and you could influence the impact that diagnosis has on future generations.
If you have already chosen to remember the Paget’s Association in your will, thank you. Large or small your contribution will always make a difference.
Get donations back when shopping online via easyfundraising!
If you are shopping online, you can collect free donations for the Paget’s Association, every time you shop via easyfundraising.co.uk
From booking holidays to buying goods, you will find over 3,300 online stores, such as Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Moonpig and Argos, ready to donate and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
How does it work?
1. Visit https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/paget/
2. Let’s say you want to buy shoes from John Lewis. Instead of going to johnlewis.com, you go to easyfundraising.org.uk first
3. Register and select Paget’s Association as your chosen charity and start shopping. There will be no additional cost to you but you will be raising funds for The Paget’s Association
4. Every time you shop go through https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/paget/
Will you share a Pot of Tea for Paget’s or maybe hold a coffee morning?
Why not hold a charity event with your family, friends and neighbours? Your guests for morning coffee or afternoon tea are asked to make a donation to support the work of the Paget’s Association.
All you need are a few key ingredients to make your event a success and join the fight to beat Paget’s disease:
• A venue – which could be your home
• Some willing volunteers – cake bakers and tea/coffee makers
• The invitations to send to your family, friends and neighbours - Ask for our 'Pot of Tea for Paget's Invitations'.
How we can help: If you can arrange a larger event for your village, for instance in your local Community Centre or Church Hall, we can supply posters, Paget's leaflets and invitations - call us on 0161 799 4646.
When you have concluded your tea party, send the funds you have raised to us at The Paget’s Association, Jactin House, 24 Hood Street, Ancoats, M4 6WX or pay them in online here (link to donate page)
If you are willing to share the details of your event in our magazine, please do tell us about it and send us your photos.
Take Part in a Sponsored Event or Sponsor Someone
Get in touch if you would like to sponsor a marathon runner or why not take part in an event yourself. It could be anything from a sponsored silence to climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge!
Special skills / Special Events
Do you have a skill? Perhaps you can knit, make cards or grow plants?
We know there are many of you who have skills you could use to raise funds by producing items to sell for Paget's. Why not have a go and perhaps take part in a local event such as a car boot sale or craft fair?
Run a tombola at a local event. Here's an idea from one of our members:
Try a "Chocoholics Tombola". To get the best value for money, buy multi-packs of chocolate bars over a period of months, when they were on offer, and split these into individual bars. Also provide larger prizes (boxes of chocolates for example) to make the stall attractive. Have 100 prizes and sell the tickets at 25p each or 5 for £1, with a one in five chance of winning.