Planning your own event

Get some inspiration and ideas for your very own fundraising event.

Want to raise money to donate to Myeloma UK? We’ve lots of great ideas for fundraising at home, work, school, in your local community or further afield. We love to hear your fundraising ideas too, so make sure you speak to our Fundraising Team.

No matter what you do, one thing is certain – the money you raise will help support patients and their families affected by myeloma. Find out more about how your money helps.

Looking for inspiration? Here are some event ideas to get you started…

Fundraising with friends and family

Dinner party

Potluck or à la carte – invite your loved ones round for a dinner party in exchange for a donation.

Quiz night

Host a quiz in your local hall, pub or even in your front room. Ask local businesses to donate prizes and hold a raffle – so everyone has a chance to win!

Garden party

In 2018 we celebrated our 21st Year by creating a stunning garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Take inspiration from the beautiful floral displays and host your very own garden party.


Throw a fundraising ball and celebrate a big birthday, special occasion or another milestone in style.

Fundraising with colleagues

Dress-down day

Ask your workplace to let everyone wear casual clothes or even wear orange for a day in exchange for a donation.

Bake sale

Cake makes everything better – even Mondays! Ask your co-workers, family and friends to bake some treats, and sell them at a bake sale or hold a friendly baking competition.

Get fit

Hold a workplace get fit challenge. Set up an exercise bike and cycle the distance of Land’s End to John o’ Groats. Or challenge your colleagues to a step-off – the colleague who logs the most steps in a month wins a prize. Don’t forget to set up your JustGiving page to collect sponsorship.

Fundraising at school or college


Gather your most talented friends and put on a cabaret, talent contest or even a full play.

Head shave

Show your solidarity for a friend or family member who is going through their Stem Cell Transplant and do a sponsored head shave.

Miles for Myeloma

Get out and active at lunch time, and get your friends and classmates to do a sponsored walk for Myeloma UK. How many miles could you walk collectively as a whole school at lunchtime? Read more about how you can complete your challenge here.

Let us know your plans

If you’re planning to raise awareness and funds in aid of Myeloma UK by organising an event or activity, we want to hear from you so we can support your efforts.

Contact us on 0131 557 3332 or fill in our fundraising event form and tell us about your plans. We’ll send you a fundraising pack with tips and advice, as well as any items you’ve requested, and we’ll be in touch to discuss your plans soon. You can also download a sponsorship form to print out.

If you’d prefer to take part in a different kind of event, find out more about other events to take part in, Myeloma UK events or our campaigns.

No matter what you do, one thing is certain, the money you raise will help support patients and their families affected by myeloma. Thank you for supporting Myeloma UK.

If you have any questions or queries or would like to discuss anything relating to giving in celebration in more detail, call 0131 557 3332 or email the fundraising team: