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Fundraising in your community

Get involved with fundraising with your family and friends, colleagues, school, or university society and save the lives of women across the UK. If you already know what you'd like to do, register your fundraising with us and order some free materials to help you with your event. If not, we've got plenty to inspire you below.

How your fundraising can help

Over 7,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year.

Thank you for helping us make a difference to thousands of women with ovarian cancer through your fundraising.

Fundraising Ideas

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month 

Find out how you can Start Making Noise this March and save lives.

With friends or familyHold a coffee morning

Fundraising needn’t be complicated – have fun with friends and family:

  • Hold a coffee morning or afternoon tea party
  • Throw a quiz or bingo night
  • Organise a garden party or barbecue
  • Relax with a pamper evening
  • Arrange a themed party e.g. Come Dine with Me

With the public

Get more people involved with your fundraising:

  • Become a collection tin volunteer - Placing and emptying collection tins in your local shops, pubs, restaurants, and other businesses is a really easy way to raise vital funds for the work we do and get involved with your community
  • Organise a car boot sale
  • Hold a collection on your local high street, nearby train station or any other place you can think of. Get in touch to find out about permits
  • Host a charity ball with added excitement of a silent auction
  • Set up an arts and crafts stall at a summer fete
  • Pull in the punters with a pub quiz
  • Use eBay for Charity to raise funds by selling unwanted goods. The process is simple and you can choose what percentage you would like to donate

        At work or school Get your colleagues involved

        Get everyone involved in the office or classroom with these ideas:

        • Themed event, such as a Wimbledon-inspired tennis tournament or Christmas party
        • Uniform free or dress down day
        • Bake sale
        • Display a box of our pin badges and wristbands
        • Talent contest
        • Swear box

        At university

        Whether you are a seasoned student or first term fresher, we want to hear from you! If you want to get your RAG group, society, or sports club involved with us, or even do some solo volunteering, we have some great opportunities and tips for innovative fundraising. 

        Student groups throughout the UK have come up with innovative ways to support our work including:

        Download our university fundraising guide to get you started.



        "We chose Target Ovarian Cancer because of their focus on research, and we were so pleased with all of the organisation's support and enthusiasm for our evening." Mimi von Schack, St Andrews student and director of Late Night Pillow Fight.



        Give in celebration

        Are you looking to celebrate a special date? Whatever the occasion, asking for donations instead of gifts is the perfect alternative to mark your big day. Take a look at our celebrations page to get tips and advice on how to get started.

        Give in memory

        By raising money in memory of a loved one, you can celebrate their life, while helping us to save lives in the future. Find out more on our in memory page.

        Fast fundraising

        Quick and simple ideas to support our work:

        Pledge to Join Target 1000

        Get all your friends and family together for a party!

        Target 1000 is made up of amazing people who have raised £1,000 or more for Target Ovarian Cancer. Pledge to raise your £1,000 and receive extra support, including a welcome pack and invite to the exclusive Facebook group to get you started.

        Safe fundraising

        Thank you so much for choosing to support women with ovarian cancer. Please ensure your events are safe and legal. Target Ovarian Cancer cannot accept any liability for third party ‘in aid of’ events. All expenses must be accounted for by the event organiser and only net funds submitted to Target Ovarian Cancer. It is your responsibility to check if you need insurance, first aid cover, licences or food hygiene certificates. If you are not sure please do get in touch.

        Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page if you're unsure of anything fundraising. Alternatively, if you need any further assistance, you can download our fundraising guideemail or call on 020 7923 5474 and a member of the fundraising team will be happy to help.