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Fundraising and Events

PANDAS Foundations supports 739 service users on average each month through the helpline, email and closed Facebook group.

1 in 4 women, and 1 in 10 men, will experience a diagnosed perinatal mental illness. PANDAS Foundation needs incredible donations and fundraising to help keep our support services available to all parents, carers and their networks who need us.

Make a donation today; just £5 raised will enable service users to call our helpline for 30 minutes, for free. £50 helps fund admin to keep our email support and closed groups open and available to all.

How to Fundraise for PANDAS Foundation

Facebook Birthday Fundraisers

Instead of receiving gifts this year, why not set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser? This is a simple process that involves setting up a link on our Facebook page, and sharing it with your friends, family and network, who can then donate online. 

We can support and guide you through setting up your Facebook fundraiser – get in touch using the form below.

Charity Fundraising Ideas at Work

A great way to fundraise is to bring your team together to support PANDAS Foundation at work. Fill in the form below to tell us what you’ve got planned, we’re happy to discuss any fundraising ideas with you – the more creative the better!

Charity Exercise Events

Get active and raise some money. Exercise is a great way to improve our mental well-being and it can also be an effective way to fundraise, too. Events such as the Great Run series, Great Swim, Ultra Challenges and walking events all offer a chance for individuals to fundraise for charity. Also, every year, we put in a bid for a place in the London Marathon. 

If you’re up for a challenge and would like to be considered to take part in these iconic events, just let us know below. 

Fundraising Ideas For Kids

Fundraising with children can be fantastic fun and is a great way to teach young people about charity, empathy and caring for others.

Ways to fundraise with children can include:

  • Sponsored events such as pram-push, skipping, swimming, or even silence – if they can manage it!
  • Sponsored Fun Run or Sports Day
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Charity Bake Sales

Fundraise With Friends

We all need friends around us, especially those suffering from pre or postnatal mental illness. So, why not get together with friends to have some fundraising fun together for PANDAS Foundation?

We have some amazing packs full of fundraising ideas, games and quizzes to help you host your own charity social event in aid of PANDAS Foundation. Whether that’s a teddy bear’s picnic, afternoon tea, or a virtual get together in your pyjamas – we have you covered! Contact us today for your exclusive pack.

Events 

There are lots of events you can take part in to support PANDAS Foundation. Below are just a small pool of the most popular events! Once you have signed up just contact claire.jones@pandasfoundation.org.uk for fundraising information.

If you don’t want to take part in a large event, we host our own virtual fundraisers each month. You can also visit our Enthuse Profile where you can find information on our most current fundraising challenges, and how to sign up for them. Join Team PANDAS Foundation, today!

PANDAS Foundation Virtual Events

We put out monthly challenges for people to take part in. They can be done from where you live, when is convenient for you. With no need to travel or sign up to a large event. Please click the below link to see our latest fundraiser. 

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Great Run

Great Run is a series of road running events around the United Kingdom, which includes the Great North Run.

Greatn Run events travel through the heart of some of the UK’s most iconic cities.  Each event has decades of history, the biggest and most celebrated event in the region

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Charity Skydive

Skyline Charity Skydiving is the ultimate thrill-seeking challenge where you enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable feeling of flying through the clouds from over 10,000ft at up to 120 mph! For tandem skydives, complete your training and jump in one day, and let a British Parachuting Association instructor do all the work while you enjoy the ride!

You can select PANDAS Foundation from the charity selection to take part.

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Big Brutal Swim

The Big Brutal Swim is held in the stunning, glacially formed Llyn Padarn which is known for being the sixth deepest lake in Wales. Now in its 7th year, this friendly, relaxed swim event welcomes new and experienced swimmers alike.

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Ultra Challenge

14 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support so you can set a new goal, enjoy the great British outdoors, and push yourself further on a high quality inspirational event. 

We are signed up on the charity selection and you can select PANDAS Foundation upon entry. 

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Virtual London Marathon

We have charity spaces available for the TCS Virtual London Marathon! You can search for us on the charity selection.

Be part of the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday 2 October – and earn the coveted finisher’s medal and souvenir New Balance T-shirt!!

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PANDAS Foundation Fundraising Pack

If you’re still in need of inspiration, we have a fantastic fundraising pack available with lots of popular fundraising ideas to get you started. Just click on the image to download our fundraising ideas pack.

Please click through to our Enthuse platform set up your own fundraising page and start your own fundraising journey. You can also visit our Enthuse Profile where you can find information on our most current fundraising challenges, and how to sign up for them. Join Team PANDAS Foundation, today!

Past Fundraisers

We want to say a big ‘Thank You!’ to our PANDAS Foundation supporters who have helped in the past – take a look at the fantastic ways they’ve helped donate.

We truly appreciate each and every one of our fundraising supporters. Our charity is the best resource within the UK to support families suffering from pre and postnatal depression and we couldn’t do it without your donations. Every donation we receive makes a huge difference. 

Check out our Fundraising Tips for more information on optimising your fundraising events 

Send us your photos

Have you taken part in a fundraiser lately? Or an event in aid of PANDAS Foundation? We would love to hear from you! Allowing us to use your pictures in our fundraising promotional media really helps us to expand our fundraising reach, so we’d be so grateful. This will allow us to showcase your amazing support, and will help us to inspire others to take part. A picture speaks 1000 words!

We have included our content submission form attached, which details how you will allow PANDAS Foundation to use your image and how you would like to be credited. Please send a copy of the form along with any relevant photos to:

fundraising.events@pandasfoundation.org.uk 

Birthday Fundraisers

Instead of receiving gifts this year, why not set up a birthday fundraiser? This is a simple process that involves setting up a link on our Facebook page, and sharing it with your friends, family and networks, who can then donate online. We can support and guide you through to set up your fundraiser – get in touch using the form below.

National Running Events

Running is a great way to improve our mental wellbeing. There are so many great events to take part in such as the Great Run series, Great Swim, Ultra Challenges and Walking events. Also, every year, we put in a bid for a place in the London Marathon. So if you’re up for a challenge and would like to be considered to take part in these iconic events, let us know by filling in the form below. There are many other ways to fundraise for us through exercise, such as your own 5k walk. Get in touch using the fundraising form below – we can help you to get active whilst raising money for us at the same time!

Fundraise with Friends

We all need friends around us, especially when we’re suffering with pre or postnatal mental illness. So, if you want to support PANDAS by fundraising for us, why not get your friends to join in too, to make it even more fun. We have some amazing packs full of ideas, games and quizes to help you host your own social event in aid of PANDAS Foundation! Whether that be a teddy bears picnic, afternoon tea, or a virtual get together in your pyjamas. We have you covered! Just contact us for your exclusive quiz, social event or teddy bears picnic pack for ideas and fun!

Fundraise at Work

A great way to bring your team together while supporting PANDAS Foundation is to fundraise at work. Fill in the form below to tell us what you’ve got planned, we’re happy to discuss any fundraising ideas with you – the more creative the better!

Fundraise with Children

Fundraising with children can be fantastic fun and is a great way to teach young people about empathy and caring for others. Ideas include:

• Designing pictures of ‘parent and me’
• Mini fun run/sports day
• Sponsored events – pram push, skipping, swimming, book read, or even silence if they can manage
• Easter egg hunt

Events

There are so many events that you can get involved with. With varying challenges and difficulties.

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