Fundraising

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All those who generously give up their time to support the Psoriasis Association by fundraising and raising awareness play a vital role in helping us to continue with our work.

The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity working for people with psoriasis and all donations received help to sustain our work in supporting people affected by psoriasis, raising awareness of the condition and funding research projects. 

We are reliant on donations to be able to continue with our work so, as you can imagine, the efforts of those who agree to raise funds on our behalf is very much appreciated. 

We are truly amazed by people’s efforts and different ways they support us!

Whatever the event, we can provide you with promotional materials, sponsorship forms if required and a t-shirt or running vest. Every pound makes a difference and helps the Psoriasis Association support people with psoriasis, their families and carers.

Get some inspiration by taking a look at some of the challenges our current fundraisers are taking on, as well as those that have been completed by past fundraisers. Don't forget to check out a few fundraising event ideas too! 

How to Fundraise For Us


If you would like to fundraise for us, just let us know when you have registered for your event and we will then provide you with support throughout your challenge. 

To receive a copy of our fundraising information pack please email: mail@psoriasis-association.org.uk or telephone: 01604 251 620.

Current Fundraisers


Check out what some of our current fundraisers are doing! If you’d like to show your support for their efforts, just click on the names below to visit their online fundraising pages and donate. For more inspiration, have a look at the Fundraising Ideas below.

Anna- Great North Run

On the 13th September our fundraiser Anna will be taking on the Great North Run half marathon to raise awareness of psoriasis.

Anna was diagnosed with the condition in 2017 when she was 20 years old and has tried a number of treatments to manage the condition including topical treatments, light therapy and methotrexate.

She said 'After around 5 weeks of taking the methotrexate, my psoriasis is now almost fully cleared. I am currently prescribed the drug for life in order to keep the condition at bay.

I’m hoping that me taking part in the Great North Run and sharing my story helps raise awareness of psoriasis and that the donations I receive can go to helping others suffering from the same illness I am.'

If you would like to support Anna you can visit her fundraising page here.

Annie & Family- Total Warrior

Annie, who is also fundraising for us as part of the Edge Hill Netball Team, will be taking on the daunting challenge of the Total Warrior with her family on the 28th June 2020.

Annie has psoriasis and has been incredibly supportive of the Psoriasis Association, as has her mum Julie, who kindly fundraised for us last year.

The course will see Annie and her family complete a 12k circuit littered with 25 challenging obstacles, including 'The Plunge', 'The Shocker' and 'The Human BBQ'. Scary stuff!

Edge Hill Netball Team

Edge Hill Netball Team has kindly chosen the Psoriasis Association as their nominated charity throughout the year 2019-2020, and will be putting on a variety of events and challenges to raise money.

The team has chosen to support the Psoriasis Association as one of their players, Annie, suffers with the condition.

She says 'The Psoriasis Association is something very close to my heart and my family, not only at home but my uni family too. Psoriasis is something that not many people know the true facts about, therefore we are raising money to support the vital research that they do to find new and improved treatments for this skin condition, and to fund essential support through blogs, pages and social media. This is what helped me while I was having a hard time trying to get it under control.'

So far the team have attended training in our charity colours, and painted themselves for a match to highlight Psoriasis Awareness Week 2019.

If you would like to see what the team are up to or you would like to donate, click here.

Jen & Joe- 2020 Year of Challenges

For their 2020 New Years Resolution Jen and her partner Joe have decided to take on a number of different challenges and fundraising events throughout the year to raise awareness of psoriasis.

Jen says 'Our daughter Georgia developed severe Psoriasis back in November 2018. The past 14 months have been a challenge for all of us trying to find a treatment that works for her.  Covering 90% of her body during a bad flare up it can be extremely distressing and uncomfortable for her.  As parents seeing your child in any pain / discomfort can be hard.  She has dealt with it with such bravery and strength - she has simply amazed us with her resilience.  With confidence she will tell someone that its Psoriasis, not make up or sunburn which have been some of the comments.  She is a normal 5 year old with a skin condition - beautiful no matter what, inside and out.  

Currently there is no cure only ointments / tablets and alternative treatments to help control it.  Psoriasis affects 2-3% of the UK population and comes in different forms which all range from mild to severe.  By raising funds and awareness we are doing our bit to help work towards a cure in the future. 

Psoriasis doesn't define a person - its just a part of who they are.'

Joe will be competing in a number of cycling events throughout the year including the Peak District Sportive, Tour de Manc, Coast 2 Coast, MCR Blackpool and Cheshire Cycling Sportive, all with the aim of cycling a total of 2,020 km for 2020.

Jen aims to take on a new challenge each month, starting with dry January, and will host fundraising events throughout the year, including a coffee and cake afternoon. Joe and Jen's family have even got involved, with Jen's Uncle choosing to collect donations for the Psoriasis Association in place of birthday gifts at his 60th birthday party.

We are incredibly grateful for all of Joe and Jen's efforts, If you would like to see what they are up to next check out their Instagram page, or click here if you would like to donate.

Megan- Miss Pageant Girl UK

Our fundraiser Megan is competing in Miss Pageant Girl UK and will be hosting a number of events and fundraisers in aid of the Psoriasis Association in the run up to the competition.

The body positivity advocate will be representing her home town of Cardiff. She said, 'I have chosen to support the Psoriasis Association after being diagnosed with psoriasis when I was 9 (13 years ago). I want to help as many people as I can and spread awareness about it as I feel like it is misunderstood.'

Megan has two fundraisers currently in the works. The first will see her selling personalised hoodies to the girls in the competition, her friends and family. Secondly, she has arranged a charity dinner taking place in Cardiff on the 6th June. We can't wait to see what else she gets up to!

Peggy- Chelmsford Marathon

Our fundraiser, Peggy, is competing in the Chelmsford Marathon on the 18th October 2020, which will be the second in a number of running challenges to fundraise for the Psoriasis Association.  

Peggy, who also completed the Milton Keynes Half Marathon on 8th December 2019, was diagnosed with psoriasis in 2011 and is running to help support others who are living with the condition.

If you would like to read Peggy's psoriasis story or support her, click here.


Ruby- 24th Birthday Party

Ruby, who was diagnosed with psoriasis in February 2019, has kindly decided to fundraise for the Psoriasis Association at her 24th birthday party.

She said, 'Within 3 weeks my entire body was covered.  I was 23 years old.  I felt self-conscious, alone and scared, everyone around me felt so helpless.  For 9 months I was uncomfortable and sore, thankfully after an emergency tonsillectomy and 10 weeks of light therapy, my skin reacted well and is for now psoriasis free.

I want to throw a fundraising party to celebrate my skin and raise money for the Psoriasis Association to continue their important research and supporting people who are affected by psoriasis!'


Get Some Inspiration!


Looking for some inspiration? Why not browse the gallery below and take a look at some of the different challenges that our fundraisers have recently completed.

Fundraising Ideas


There are many ways to fundraise for the Psoriasis Association. Whilst some people choose to take on physical challenges, others may decide to organise a social event or take on a personal challenge. Any way that you raise funds and awareness will make a difference and help people with psoriasis. Take a look at the ideas below!

Organise a Fundraising Event


For Foodies

You could arrange a themed meal night and ask all your friends to bring a dish based on the cuisine of a particular country and make a small donation to join in. Or if you are a cookery show fan, and would like to make it competitive, you might want to plan a ‘Come Dine With Me’ challenge, where you and your friends plan a dinner party each and then vote to choose whose night was the best! Other popular choices for foodie fundraising include tea and coffee mornings, yummy afternoon tea, a cheese and wine night, the list goes on!

A Different Kind Of Race


Not all races need to be physical. If you feel like you have the need for speed, but running or cycling aren’t what you have in mind then you could get your friends together for Go-kart racing or virtual car racing? Everyone who enters pays a small fee to go toward donating to the Psoriasis Association! Alternatively you may want to arrange a ‘marathon’ where people are sponsored to take on a challenge for a set amount of time, such as a knitting marathon.

Fancy Dress


Kids love fancy dress days at school, and it is a fun way to raise money and raise awareness within your kids' school. There are many themes you can dress up around- one of our favourites is dress as your parent’s day!

Charity Gig


If you are in a band, or you are musically inclined you could organise a charity gig to raise money! The money for tickets could go towards donations for the Psoriasis Association, and you would get to show off your musical talents. If you weren’t blessed with vocal ability, then turn it into a karaoke night and get everyone else to do the performing.

Celebrate a Special Occasion


Whether it’s a birthday, an anniversary or even a wedding, why not ask friends and family to make a donation to the Psoriasis Association in lieu of gifts and cards?

If you still need more inspiration why not get in touch with us?

For The Fit and Adventurous

Running and Walking


Do you run for fun or to keep fit? Are you looking for a new challenge? A sponsored run could be great fun. You may know of a local event that you could join, or go to Find a Race and search for an event. 

Maybe, you would like to walk? Not all of us are runners but many of us enjoy a walk in the countryside, especially in the summer months. There are lots of organised walking events. To find a walk in your area you can visit Ramble On. Increasingly, country parks and Forestry England sites set up marked walks for the public to follow and indicate the distance to be covered. Why not do a sponsored walk at your favourite park or forest, or what about a coastal walk?

Cycling

Cycling is an excellent way to get fit and to keep healthy with regular exercise.  There are numerous cycle rides maintained by local councils in their parks, and cycle trails through the national Forestry England sites.

If you would like to enter an organised cycling event near to you or around the UK check out UK Cycling Events or British Cycling

Obstacle Courses

Obstacle course events like Tough Mudder or The Wolf Run are held all over the UK, and involve racing through difficult terrain, such as woodland, water and mud to complete an obstacle course! So if you would like to test your physical strength, stamina, and determination, this might be the challenge for you! 


Personal Challenges


Sponsored Silence


If you are known for being chatty then this would be a real challenge, why not ask for donations in return for 24hrs of you keeping quiet? This is a great one to try with kids as well, however maybe try an hour rather than the full 24!

Give Something Up

Are you known for your addiction to chocolate, or coffee, or maybe you are obsessed with social media? If so how much would your friends and family pay for the entertainment of watching you struggle to give something up for a few weeks or a month?

Donate for a Dare


Have you got a particular fear that you have been trying to get over? Maybe you are terrified of heights, or petrified of spiders and would like a little encouragement? We are sure that all of your friends would love to sponsor you to see you face your fears, whether it is a bungee jump, holding a tarantula, or even eating your most hated food!  

Gameathon


If you spend time gaming anyway, then why not put your talents to good use and be sponsored to game for as long as possible? If you play online, then get your pals together and arrange an online marathon and see how long you can keep playing for!

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