Ways to raise money for Beacon

 

Support our mission and those living with a rare disease by fundraising for Beacon! Every pound you raise will bring hope to millions of rare disease patients and families around the world. Each pound will help to break the isolation experienced by the rare community. Your donation will ensure that no one faces their rare journey alone.

 

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Rare disease can touch a person’s life at any moment. Showing your support for a family member, friend or colleague who has been diagnosed with a rare condition is easy when you fundraise with us. We are proud to offer a variety of fun fundraising ideas to help you make a life-changing difference to those you love and the wider rare community. You have the power to change the narrative of rare disease. Your support and donation will transform lives.

A little goes a long way. Even the smallest support and donation make a substantial difference. If you haven’t decided on which fundraising activities you want to pursue, allow us to offer some of our favourites to get you started!

  • Bakes sales at work
  • Challenge events, such as marathons, sponsored skydives, swim or bike challenges
  • Pub quizzes
  • A charity auction
  • Street collections in your local area
  • A non-uniform day at school

Our work is powered by your donations and support. We are exceptionally grateful that you share our vision and mission!

If you don’t have the time to organise your own fundraising event, view our quick fundraising ideas below to give back in a simple and fun way. Donate to Beacon today!

Ways to raise money for Beacon

 

Support our mission and those living with a rare disease by fundraising for Beacon! Every pound you raise will bring hope to millions of rare disease patients and families around the world. Each pound will help to break the isolation experienced by the rare community. Your donation willensure that no one faces their rare journey alone.

 

Rare disease can touch a person’s life at any moment. Showing your support for a family member, friend or colleague who has been diagnosed with a rare condition is easy when you fundraise with us. We are proud to offer a variety of fun fundraising ideas to help you make a life-changing difference to those you love and the wider rare community. You have the power to change the narrative of rare disease. Your support and donation will transform lives.

A little goes a long way. Even the smallest support and donation make a substantial difference. If you haven’t decided on which fundraising activities you want to pursue, allow us to offer some of our favourites to get you started!

  • Bakes sales at work
  • Challenge events, such as marathons, sponsored skydives, swim or bike challenges
  • Pub quizzes
  • A charity auction
  • Street collections in your local area
  • A non-uniform day at school

Our work is powered by your donations and support. We are exceptionally grateful that you share our vision and mission!

If you don’t have the time to organise your own fundraising event, view our quick fundraising ideas below to give back in a simple and fun way. Donate to Beacon today!

Make a donation via Paypal or Wonderful

 

Did you know that you can donate to Beacon via PayPal and the Wonderful platforms?

PayPal Giving Fund helps you to raise the vital revenue needed to support our work through PayPal, eBay and other online platforms. You can also donate to us via Wonderful, which is a 100% fee-free donation fundraising platform!

PayPal allows donations to be made using your debit or credit card online, with a small fee.

Wonderful ensures all of your donation reaches Beacon with no fees to the donor or charity, and uses bank transfers for payment so there is no need to dig around for your debit card numbers!

Make a donation to us today to make an impactful difference in the lives of those living with rare disease!

Make a donation via Paypal or Wonderful

 

Did you know that you can donate to Beacon via PayPal and the Wonderful platforms?

PayPal Giving Fund helps you to raise the vital revenue needed to support our work through PayPal, eBay and other online platforms. You can also donate to us via Wonderful, which is a 100% fee-free donation fundraising platform!

PayPal allows donations to be made using your debit or credit card online, with a small fee.

Wonderful ensures all of your donation reaches Beacon with no fees to the donor or charity, and uses bank transfers for payment so there is no need to dig around for your debit card numbers!

Make a donation to us today to make an impactful difference in the lives of those living with rare disease!

Credit: Screen grab from Amazon Smile homepage

Amazon Smile

 

Did you know that when you shop via Amazon Smile, Amazon donates funds to Beacon? It’s true! Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to us at no cost to you. You simply:

  • Select Beacon as your favourite charity
  • Shop at amazon.com
  • Let Amazon do the rest!

Nothing beats a feel-good shopping experience.

Tend to forget to shop directly on Amazon Smile? We have good news! You can download the free Smilematic Chrome extension to be automatically redirected to Amazon Smile whenever you go to shop. With Amazon Smile and Smilematic, raising money and shopping go hand-in-hand!

Run a Facebook Fundraiser

 

Have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Consider running a Facebook fundraiser! Facebook birthday fundraisers are perfect for those who would like their family and friends to forgo gifts and donate to Beacon instead.

It’s easy to set up a Facebook fundraiser for your big day. View Facebook’s guide and donate to Beacon in celebration today!

Give as you Live

 

Shoppers, listen up. This one is for you!

You can now shop at over 5,500 stores while raising money for Beacon with Give as you Live. We receive 100% of the free donations you raise. By shopping online at stores, such as eBay, Argos, Expedia and trainline, you’ll help to raise the vital funds needed to support our work.

We highly encourage you to download the Give as you Live app, so you can shop and donate on the go. If you’d like to be reminded to shop via Give as you Live, download the free Donation Reminder Chrome extension to never miss a donation or sale!

Thrift+

 

Okay, fashionistas. It’s time to clear out your closet for a good cause!

We are officially on Thrift+, which means you can now donate your unwanted clothes to Thrift+ and raise funds for Beacon!

Thrift+ is essentially an online charity shop. They are helping millions of individuals turn their unwanted belongings into billions of pounds of funding for worthwhile causes across the world. Each bag of donated clothing aims to generate £20 for our rare disease charity. Each bag also gives you shopping credit on the Thrift+ website as a thank you. Now you can switch over your wardrobe, support us and join in the #FashionForGood movement!

Watch our Projects Coordinator, Philippa, demonstrate how to donate clothes on Thrift+ on the left.

Fit4Change

 

Consider yourself a fitness fanatic? With the Fit4Change app, you can raise money for Beacon with every mile you walk, run or cycle! The Fit4Change app is free to download and is available on the Apple store and Google Play. Simply select Beacon as your favourite charity and break a sweat knowing that you’re raising crucial funds for our cause!

Nice genes: Charitable clothing brand

 

Nice genes is a company that’s near and dear to our heart, as it donates 100% of its net profits to scientific research and patient support group organisations!

Nice genes is a streetwear brand that marries science with youth culture to inspire future generations of science and patient group advocates. The company is dedicated to making a positive impact with its apparel. Nice genes actively supports organisations that are addressing the unmet medical needs of rare disease patients.

Nice genes has generously named Beacon one of its rare disease charity partners. This means that you can shop the entire website and donate to Beacon by selecting us as your preferred rare disease charity. Shop Nice genes hoodies and T-shirts now to support science research, patient groups and us! You’ll look great doing so.

Amazon Smile

 

Did you know that when you shop via Amazon Smile, Amazon donates funds to Beacon? It’s true! Amazon will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases to us at no cost to you. You simply:

  • Select Beacon as your favourite charity
  • Shop at amazon.com
  • Let Amazon do the rest!

Nothing beats a feel-good shopping experience.

Tend to forget to shop directly on Amazon Smile? We have good news! You can download the free Smilematic Chrome extension to be automatically redirected to Amazon Smile whenever you go to shop. With Amazon Smile and Smilematic, raising money and shopping go hand-in-hand!

Run a Facebook Fundraiser

 

Have a birthday or anniversary coming up? Consider running a Facebook fundraiser! Facebook birthday fundraisers are perfect for those who would like their family and friends to forgo gifts and donate to Beacon instead.

It’s easy to set up a Facebook fundraiser for your big day. View Facebook’s guide and donate to Beacon in celebration today!

Give as you Live

 

Shoppers, listen up. This one is for you!

You can now shop at over 5,500 stores while raising money for Beacon with Give as you Live. We receive 100% of the free donations you raise. By shopping online at stores, such as eBay, Argos, Expedia and trainline, you’ll help to raise the vital funds needed to support our work.

We highly encourage you to download the  , so you can shop and donate on the go. If you’d like to be reminded to shop via Give as you Live, download the free Donation Reminder Chrome extension to never miss a donation or sale!

Thrift+

 

Okay, fashionistas. It’s time to clear out your closet for a good cause!

We are officially on Thrift+, which means you can now donate your unwanted clothes to Thrift+ and raise funds for Beacon!

Thrift+ is essentially an online charity shop. They are helping millions of individuals turn their unwanted belongings into billions of pounds of funding for worthwhile causes across the world. Each bag of donated clothing aims to generate £20 for our rare disease charity. Each bag also gives you shopping credit on the Thrift+ website as a thank you. Now you can switch over your wardrobe, support us and join in the #FashionForGood movement!

Watch our Projects Coordinator, Philippa, demonstrate how to donate clothes on Thrift+ above.

Fit4Change

 

Consider yourself a fitness fanatic? With the Fit4Change app, you can raise money for Beacon with every mile you walk, run or cycle! The Fit4Change app is free to download and is available on the Apple store and Google Play. Simply select Beacon as your favourite charity and break a sweat knowing that you’re raising crucial funds for our cause!

Nice genes: Charitable clothing brand

 

Nice genes is a company that’s near and dear to our hearts, as it donates 100% of its net profits to scientific research and patient support group organisations!

Nice genes is a streetwear brand that marries science with youth culture to inspire future generations of science and patient group advocates. The company is dedicated to making a positive impact with its apparel. Nice genes actively supports organisations that are addressing the unmet medical needs of rare disease patients.

Nice genes has generously named Beacon one of its rare disease charity partners. This means that you can shop the entire website and donate to Beacon by selecting us as your preferred rare disease charity. Shop Nice genes hoodies and T-shirts now to support science research, patient groups and us! You’ll look great doing so.

Leave a gift in your will

 

Considering leaving money to charity in your will? We would be honoured if you decided to leave a legacy gift to Beacon. In doing so, you would be helping to create a brighter future for rare disease patients and their families. Your gift would ensure that our vital work continues. Your donation would help us to professionalise more rare disease patient groups so that more could form, grow and thrive. You will help to ensure that no one faces their rare journey alone for generations to come.

Write your will for free

 

We all know the importance of writing a will, which is why we’ve partnered with Kwil to give you the opportunity to write your will online in as little as 30 minutes. Once your will is complete, simply add the code BEACON at the checkout and there will be nothing to pay.

Learn how to write your will for free now!

Leave a gift in your will

 

Considering leaving money to charity in your will? We would be honoured if you decided to leave a legacy gift to Beacon. In doing so, you would be helping to create a brighter future for rare disease patients and their families. Your gift would ensure that our vital work continues. Your donation would help us to professionalise more rare disease patient groups so that more could form, grow and thrive. You will help to ensure that no one faces their rare journey alone for generations to come.

Have an idea? Get in touch!

If legacy giving or any of the above resonate with you, email our Fundraising Officer, Sophia to discuss your fundraising event ideas.  She will be happy to provide you with advice and fundraising materials. Thank you for considering raising money for Beacon!

Have an idea? Get in touch!

If legacy giving or any of the above resonate with you, email our Fundraising Officer, Sophia to discuss your fundraising event ideas.  She will be happy to provide you with advice and fundraising materials. Thank you for considering raising money for Beacon!