We hope it will help inspire and entertain you whilst providing a source of enjoyment, but most importantly, if you decided to do something, your support will enable us to continue to be there for kidney patients and their families.
P.S. And please don’t forget to tag and tell us all about it whether you are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.
A – Amazon Smile
You can fundraise for Kidney Care UK every time you shop with Amazon – at no extra cost to you!
- Go to Amazon Smile
- Sign in using your usual Amazon log in details
- Select Kidney Care UK
- Start your shopping!
- Make sure you update your browser to go via Amazon Smile every time you shop
Now, go enjoy some guilt free shopping!
B – Bake off!
Challenge your friends and family to a virtual bake off! If possible, you could sell your tasty creations afterwards (or just enjoy them for yourself!)
Take inspiration and have a look at some of the tasty recipes from the Kidney Kitchen
C – Carols at Christmas
Sing for donations! Carols get everyone in the festive spirit, why not arrange a group to visit local offices or neighbours and ask for donations to Kidney Care UK?
You can tell us of your plans or request some collection tins or buckets by completing a fundraiser form.
D – Donations instead of presents
Do you really need another pair of socks? Ask for a donation instead of presents for your next birthday or Christmas!
Donations can be made easily through the Kidney Care UK online donation page or by calling 01420 541424.
E – easyfundraising
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Kidney Care UK with easyfundraising?
There are over 6,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
- Go to easyfundraising (British Kidney Patient Association) and join for free.
- Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
- After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Kidney Care UK at no extra cost to you whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Kidney Care UK will be really grateful for your donations.
E – eBay
You can make a difference and help support Kidney Care UK every time you use eBay!
If you’re selling items, you can support us by donating 10-100% of your items’ selling price to benefit Kidney Care UK —and eBay waives the same percentage in fees too.
Shopping on eBay? You can make a donation to us at the checkout or browse at the items in our eBay shop that will benefit Kidney Care UK through a percentage of profit donation.
F – Foreign Currency
It is estimated that collectively there is nearly £2 billion simply sitting in draws or boxes in UK homes with an estimated £1.2 billion of now unusable old currency also hidden away.
Hunt out your loose foreign banknotes and coins and send them to Kidney Care UK. No matter how old or what currency they are, we would love them. All you need to do is request a collectors pack and we will send you everything you need.
G – Give as you live
Shop online at over 4,000 of your favourite stores via Give as you live and raise money for Kidney Care UK at no cost to you! Just remember to search for us using our old name – British Kidney Patient Association.
H – Host a Christmas Collection
You may wish to hold a Christmas collection this year! This can be done online by setting up a Just Giving and Much Loved page or in person using either a collection box or our donation envelopes.
Get in touch with the team for further information and support. Call 01420 541424 or email [email protected] to find out more.
I – iCollect
Donate your unwanted clothes and raise funds for Kidney Care UK. Have long overdue clear out, raid your wardrobe and declutter those cupboards.
Simply book it online, leave it outside!
Raise funds for Kidney Care UK via iCollect clothes collections.
J – JustGiving
Set up a tribute on JustGiving that offers family and friends the opportunity to share a message or memory, upload their favourite photos and show their support by making a donation to Kidney Care UK.
K - Kidney Warrior Challenge
If you’re looking for a more physical event to raise funds, join the my #KidneyWarrior Challenge today! Let your imagination go wild and set your route, your challenge and do it your way to help support kidney patients and their families.
Get all the details here.
M – Movie Night
The cinema may be shut but you can still enjoy a good film! Snuggle up on the sofa and watch your favourite from the comfort of your own home. Why not invite friends and family to virtually watch along with you too.
And if you can, donate the savings of your regular cinema ticket, popcorn, drinks, parking & travel!
Donate what you’ve saved to Kidney Care UK
N – No-alcohol month
Ditch drinking for a month and donate the money you’ve saved to Kidney Care UK
Or set up a JustGiving page - and ask friends and family to sponsor your sobriety!
O – Occasion Facebook Fundraiser
Are you celebrating a big occasion? Whether it’s your birthday, anniversary or kidneyersary, set up a Facebook Fundraiser, so your friends and family can celebrate with you by making a donation to Kidney Care UK.
It’s really easy to set up and doesn’t take a penny.
P – Peak District challenge
Take on this adventurous challenge in the Peak District next summer – click here for more details!
Q – Quiz Night
Let’s get QUIZZICAL! As it's the Christmas party season, get your friends and colleagues together for a quiz, charging each person a fee to enter.
You can request some collection tins by completing a fundraiser form or by emailing us at [email protected]
R – Recycle 4 Charity
Recycle4Charity provides a free, easy and environmentally friendly way for you to recycle your empty printer inkjet cartridges whilst raising funds for Kidney Care UK. All you have to do is register online and select us as your chosen charity!
So whether you're an individual, school or business your old ink cartridges can help support kidney patients and their families.
(Just remember to search for us using our old name – British Kidney Patient Association.)
S – Secret Santa
Organise a Secret Santa and have a £5 supplement per person that goes towards your sponsorship.
Go to our resources section, donate the money or get in touch with us!
T – Tea Party
Host a Tea Party to support Kidney Care UK. A great way to get together (even if it’s virtually!) with friends, family and colleagues to have fun and raise awareness of how kidney disease affects thousands of people throughout the UK.
We can send you everything that you’ll need to host a truly tea-riffic event!
U – Used books
Do you have books which have been sat on the shelves for years? Why not sort through them, sell your unwanted books and donate the profits to Kidney Care UK.
Whether you set up a box of books and an honestly pot outside your home, organise a used booked used book sale post lockdown or sell them online via Ziffit
V – Vintage Giving
Vintage Giving is another great way to declutter your house whilst supporting Kidney Care UK. Turn your old and unused vintage items into donations for us. Everything you send gets sold or used, nothing ever goes to waste.
W – Leaving a gift in your Will
A gift in your Will helps us be there for kidney patients today and into the future.
A third of our charitable activity is paid for by legacy gifts. Without them we simply wouldn’t be able to support as many people with kidney disease as we do. For further information, please get in touch
X – xChange Master
Could you collect and donate used stamps to raise money for Kidney Care UK? Recycling your used stamps through xChange Master is a great way to support us and we’ve raised over £13,000 through old stamp and coin donations since 2017. It's easy and free to send us your stamps.
Y – Yearly donation
For over 45 years, we have been providing support for kidney patients and their families. In these challenging and uncertain times it is your donations that continue to help us be there.
Could you set up a recurring gift to Kidney Care UK?
Z – Ziffit
Ziffit is a really easy way to trade in your old Books, Games, DVDs and CDs whilst raising funds for Kidney Care UK.
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