Did you know you and your friends can raise money for the University just by doing something fun?
For the first time, alumni and friends can get involved in raising money for causes such as cancer research at Birmingham.
You might choose to hold a dress-down day at work, or organise a bake sale with the proceeds going to Birmingham. You could arrange a karaoke night and ask friends to pay for each song they sing; or auction yourself to colleagues for an afternoon.
Download our Fundraising Pack for more ideas and information about how to get involved!
Nick Blinco, Director of Development, Alumni and Business Engagement: "We're open to any ideas people might have, whether they;re tried and tested or something more original. This is a brillian way for our alumni and other supporters to raise money and enjoy themselves at the same time."
Are you a runner, or looking for a new fitness challenge in 2013? Why not sign up for one of the following runs to keep fit whilst raising money for our life-saving research?
Register for an event:
Sheffield Half Marathon, Sunday 12 May 2013
British 10K London Run, Sunday 14 July 2013
BUPA Great North Run, Sunday 15 September 2013
BUPA Great Birmingham Run, Sunday 20 October 2013
BUPA Great South Run, Sunday 27 October 2013
You can use Just Giving to set up a fundraising page for any other events that you are taking part in. Please follow the link below to set up your page using Just Giving
To find out more about fundraising for Birmingham, please contact Laura Fairbanks, Deputy Head of Annual Giving on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)121 414 8894
Stephen's story: Fundraising for us
International Recruitment Administrator, Stephen Chand first began fundraising for charity following the Japanese earthquake in 2011, which affected his family a great deal and he wanted to help. A number of successful bake sales within the University’s International Relations and Student Recruitment teams allowed Stephen to provide his support.
Following this success, he decided to fundraise for the Circles of influence campaign and has raised more than £1,000 for the University’s life-changing research into Burkitt’s lymphoma, cancer and autism from the External Relations Coffee Morning Bake Sales.
‘We have three External Relations meet ups a year where staff from across all sections can come and meet each other and ask questions to the senior team. We had the idea that this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase some of the research that we do and at the same time raise some money,’ Stephen explains.
‘We have a number of budding Mary Berry’s and so the standard of baking is always very high and we always invite a guest speaker from the research team we are fundraising for to come in and talk a little about their work. This gives everyone an idea of what their money is going towards and we are delighted to be able to fundraise for such worth causes, whether it be contributing for new equipment in cancer research or paying for expensive tests to diagnose autism in children.
‘We now have a tight knit group of bakers who contribute regularly but I am always amazed by how many colleagues want to help and contribute. The work that the University is doing is exciting and extremely important, helping to save lives. By raising money for research at the University, you can see quite clearly where the money is going and what you are contributing to.’