Fundraise for Oscar
It would be impossible for us to raise this money for Oscar’s treatment on our own. We desperately need friends, family and kind hearted strangers to help us in any way they can. As much or as little as you can!
There are many, many ways in which you can help us fundraise. Some people have already organised pub quizzes, discos, cycles, runs, car washes, bag packing events at shopping centres etc. Apparently one guy is auctioning a sheep (yes, really)!! Others have simply placed collection boxes or buckets in their workplaces or local shops with a few posters to help promote the appeal, or obtained permission to collect at certain events. Every event is worthwhile as every pound raised takes us closer to our target! Below are some things which might help if you want to fundraise for Oscar...
A great way to raise money is by using collection boxes and buckets. You will need to obtain permission from a business owner or event organiser before turning up with collection boxes, but it is worth doing as these can raise a lot of money, particularly at places with many people eg supermarkets, shopping centres, pubs, clubs, in the street (council/police permission required). You might also want to ask local businesses if they would happily place collection boxes on their counters/at tills etc? To request collection boxes/buckets contact Nikki at the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK on 0208 202 9065.
'Small change for us, big change for Oscar’ campaign
This is a simple but very effective idea. Basically place collection boxes in your workplace (or other venue) and put up some of the ‘Small change for us, big change for Oscar’ posters. Encourage your colleagues to put their small change into the box when they can. Email us if you would like the pdf of this poster.
Seeking prizes for events/raffles
If you are planning an event which requires prizes (eg a pub quiz or raffle), why not approach some local businesses and see if they can help. You will be surprised what some people are willing to donate to help a good cause. As well as the feel good factor from helping out, it is usually good publicity for the company too. If you would like an official Neuroblastoma Alliance ‘approach letter’ to help with seeking donations please contact Nikki on the number above or drop us an email to email@example.com
Why not spread the word about Oscar’s appeal by printing off some posters and putting them up in your local area. We can send you the pdf file and it can then be printed at whatever size you like. Additionally, A5 copies are a good size for using as leaflets which can be posted through doors, or left in small piles in salons, cafes, restaurants & pubs etc.
Oscar Knox Appeal T-shirts
We have a limited supply of t-shirts available which we like to use on events to help promote the appeal and identify you as a member of #TeamOscar! Unfortunately we cant supply these for free as they cost us approx £8 per t-shirt to produce. If you would like to make your own t-shirts, we do it as follows: The t-shirt is a cheap Gildan Iris blue t-shirt costing around £3 each. The Neuroblastoma Alliance UK logo on the breast can be found easily by Google search (Google Images). Our t-shirt printer trims around the logo leaving a 2-3mm white border around it. This looks much better than just printing a big white rectangular block. All text on the t-shirts is bright yellow. The @Wee_Oscar (Oscar’s Twitter name) font is Dom Casual and ‘The Oscar Knox Appeal’ underneath is Kristen ITC. Both are approx 10 inches in width. On the back of the shirt we print the twitter hashtag #TeamOscar and underneath the web address for the JustGiving page ‘JustGiving.com/OscarAppeal’. Both Dom Casual again.
If you require any sponsor forms for an event please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Set up your own JustGiving web page for your event
Collecting money via sponsor forms is great, but for maximum reach you should also consider setting up a JustGiving page for your event. This is very simple to do and it means people can sponsor you online from anywhere in the world, and the funds go straight to Oscar’s Appeal. You can email the link to all your friends & family or post it on Facebook/Twitter etc. To do this click the following link: (copy & paste to the web address bit above)
Cheques should be made payable to 'Neuroblastoma Alliance Oscar Knox Appeal'. These can be passed to us for forwarding, or just post straight to:
The Neuroblastoma Alliance
3-4 Sentinel Square
If you are posting a cheque directly to the Neuroblastoma Alliance, please let us know about it so we can check that it got there ok. Email us email@example.com
For more information or ideas...
For more great information download the fundraising toolkit from the Neuroblastoma Alliance website...
Or talk to Nikki- our Neuroblastoma Alliance UK Fundraising Officer. Nikki is very helpful and is full of ideas given her experience in this role. Give her a call during office hours on 020 8202 9065 if you want to discuss/develop an idea. She will be very happy to hear from you!
Thanks for reading and even bigger thanks if you are helping to fundraise for our little hero!!! :-)