Fundraising

Some of the UK's biggest fundraising events have gone virtual. Why not sign up and fundraise for the Psoriasis Association?

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.

Ways to Fundraise From Home


We need your help more than ever to ensure we can continue to support people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis during this challenging time. With a little bit of creativity and an internet connection there are many ways you can raise money for the Psoriasis Association from home.

Take a look at the ideas below for some inspiration and then head over to either JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving to create your fundraising page.

Run a 10K

If your running event has been postponed, don’t let all that training go to waste; why not run a 10k in your back garden? You could livestream it via Facebook Live and link to a Facebook fundraiser to encourage your supporters to tune in and make donations.

Pub quiz

Host a virtual pub quiz using a free live streaming service, such as Zoom, Houseparty or Facebook Live and ask your friends to make a donation to take part.

Pub night

If you miss seeing your friends at the pub, plan a virtual pub night. Grab a drink and tune in to your chosen platform where participants can donate their usual round, or the cost of a pint to the Psoriasis Association.

Teach a class

Do you have a talent such as drawing, painting or playing an instrument? You could hone these skills and help others learn something new by making tutorial videos or livestreams and asking people to make a donation in return. Similarly, you could try setting up a yoga class or creating exercise tutorials.

Plan a games night or tournament

Organise a live games tournament with your friends through Xbox live or PlayStation Network and ask for donations from players. Why not try to get your team to the top of the league on Fifa or see who has the best skills on Call of Duty?

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.

Connor - Movember in Reverse

Connor has had a beard for his entire adult life and has chosen to shave it off for his 'Movember in Reverse' challenge to raise money for the Psoriasis Association. If he reaches his goal of £1,000 he will shave his head too! 

Connor will also be live streaming his gaming via Twitch throughout the month. If you'd like to know more about his challenge and support him, visit his fundraising page.

Jack - 100 Mile Ride

Jack has struggled with psoriatic arthritis for the past four years. After finding a treatment to help ease his symptoms he began cycling and is now planning on using his new hobby to raise awareness of psoriatic arthritis by taking on his most challenging ride yet!

Louisa- Three Peaks Challenge

In June next year Louisa will be taking on the daunting Three Peaks Challenge which will see her climb the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, covering a distance of 23 miles and a total ascent of 3064 metres (10,052ft).

Louisa says this will be the biggest challenge of her life yet, second only to living with psoriasis.

Learn more about her reasons for fundraising and how to support Louisa.

Anna- Great North Run

Our fundraiser Anna will be taking on the Great North Run half marathon in 2021 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, had planned to take on the daunting challenge of the Total Warrior with her family in June. Whilst 2020's event has been postponed Annie will still be taking part in next year.

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, having started with dry January, and will host fundraising events throughout the year, so far decluttering the house, holding a cake and coffee afternoon and partaking in an exercise everyday throughout the month for March Movement.

Joe and Jen's family and friends have also rallied to offer their support and throughout July they will be tracking all miles covered by sporting challenges such as walking, cycling and running to complete 1492 miles; the distance from the UK to Disneyland Paris, and then onto Spain where they spend their usual summer holiday.

Joe and Jen have already smashed their fundraising goal reaching an incredible £2,000 and we are very grateful their 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.


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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01604 251 620
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