Fundraising

Our work is powered by your support and donations. Raise money for Findacure and change the lives of rare disease patients and their families.

There are plenty of fun and fantastic ways to get involved in fundraising for Findacure. From marathons and sky dives, to pub quizzes and street collections, we aim to have something to suit everyone. You can take on a sponsored challenge, support one of our simple ongoing appeals, volunteer your time, or organise your very own fundraising event! Scroll down to find out more about our fundraising events, ongoing appeals, and volunteering opportunities.

Get involved in our upcoming events

If you would like to get involved in any of our events, please get in touch with Katie, our Fundraising Officer, via [email protected].

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More exciting events coming soon.

Want to take on your own sponsored challenge, sell some home baked treats, or organise a non-uniform day at your local school? We’d love to hear from you! Email [email protected] with your money making ideas for advice and fundraising materials.

Support our ongoing appeals

Give as you live

Raise free funds for Findacure, just by shopping online! Shop at over 4,000 top stores via Give as you Live and you’ll automatically raise free funds with every purchase you make.

Stamp appeal

Help fundraise by collecting any used stamps! Either bring them along to one of our events or post them to Findacure, 66 Devonshire Road, Cambridge, CB1 2BL.

Fit4Change

Download the Fit4Change app for free and with every mile you walk, run or cycle, you’ll be raising money for Findacure.

Leave a gift in your will

By leaving a gift in your will to Findacure, you can help to create a brighter future for rare disease patients and their families.

Become a fundraising volunteer

If you want to get involved and have a little spare time to give, why not join our fantastic team of volunteer fundraisers? Every pound raised and every minute of your time will help us to transform the lives of people affected by rare diseases.

Just one way to volunteer is by joining our team for street collections in Cambridge – an ideal opportunity if you are based locally and want to make a difference in a fun and flexible role. Wanting to volunteer with a friend or two? The more the merrier!

What can you expect from volunteering with Findacure?

  • Dedicated support from our Fundraising Officer and the Findacure team
  • The chance to make new friends and gain new skills
  • The knowledge that you are making a difference to the lives of rare disease patients and their families

We have plenty of other opportunities to volunteer with us. To find out more about becoming a fundraising volunteer, email [email protected].

Don’t just take our word for it. Meet our fundraisers!

“I raised money for a great cause and the event itself was incredible. Getting through it (twice) without chickening out was a fantastic feeling, as well as an interesting story to tell.”

– Rory, Firewalk 2017

“Findacure’s work is so valuable and important. If I can play a small part in raising funds and awareness, I’m proud of that.”

– Laura, Cambridge Half Marathon 2018

“I love supporting small charities and the team at Findacure has been incredibly passionate, friendly and enthusiastic”

Erin, Cambridge Half Marathon 2018

“As a nurse, I know how important patient groups are and that rare disease research is underfunded and I want to do my bit.”

– Alison, Skydive 2017

We would like to say a huge thank you to our 2017 fundraising team:

Georgina Allen
Alice Baker
Rebecca Bishorek
Lisa Butler
Amelia Calam
Helen Cliss
Connie De Martino
Gary Evans
Polly Ferris
Gemma Gaskin-Roberts

Matt Griffiths
Tom Hancock
Magnus Haughey
Kerry-Ann Heavens
Georgina Keating
Patsy Keating
Alison Labrey
Si Chun Lam
Nick Lench

Michael Lindsay
Stuart Penny
Marc Phillips
Flóra Raffai
Libbie Read
Odette Read
Steve Read
Mark Regan
Stephanie Riber

Chris Rosser
Sammie Starr
Rory Stobo
Amalia Thomas
Kate Thorogood
Emily Varley
Julie Walters
Cambridge Sing! Choir
Thaxted Flower Club

And our previous fundraising supporters:

2017

Asda Cambridge
Hobbycraft Cambridge
Royston Rotary Club

2016

Boutique Wellness Spa
Cambridge Cookery School
Cambridge Lakes Golf Course
Cambridge Whisky Company
Co-operative Mill Road

Co-operative Linton
Costa Coffee
Delta Force Paintballing
Heffers Cambridge

Scudamore’s Punting
Shepreth Wildlife Park
The Light Cinema Cambridge
Wasps Legends

Past fundraising events

2018

Cambridge Half Marathon
Street collection

2017

Firewalk
Cambridge Half Marathon
Silverstone Half Marathon
London Marathon
London to Cambridge Cycle
Skydive
Royal Parks Half Marathon
Street collection
Mill Road Winter Fair
Carol collection

2016

Silverstone Half Marathon
Skydive
Gala Dinner
Royal Parks Half Marathon
The Mill Pub Quiz

2015

Superhero Run
Santa Run
Royal Parks Half Marathon