Fundraising

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! 

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.

Cath - Lady Captaincy at Golf Club

Cath will be Lady Captain at her golf club this year and she's generously chosen the Psoriasis Association as her nominated charity.

She says “I will be Lady Captain at my Golf Club for 2019 and will have a few fundraising golf days throughout the year. I have 2 sons who suffer from psoriasis and one of whom it has had quite a psychological effect which was heart-breaking to see. They are now doing extremely well but I’d like to raise money and awareness for the Psoriasis Association over the coming year.”

Melissa - Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10k, Afternoon Tea event & Miss Scotland 2019

Our fantastic fundraiser Melissa has been extremely busy in May and June, completing the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10k in 1 hour 10 minutes, and holding an afternoon tea fundraising event in support of the Psoriasis Association! On top of that she's also competing in the final of Miss Scotland 2019, and hoping to raise greater awareness of psoriasis on a national and international level.

She says 'My name is Melissa Beattie and I am currently 24 years old. I have personally struggled physically and mentally from psoriasis since I was 14.

I first experienced psoriasis when I was 14, after a bad case of glandular fever. Being a 14 year old girl can be a challenging time on its own, but being covered head to toe in itchy, inflamed and painful plaques had a huge effect on me emotionally and mentally. What scared me the most was the lack of knowledge and understanding of the condition and how to beat it.

Fast forward 10 years, there is an advancement in research and understanding of psoriasis as a condition, how to treat it, and how to live with it, but there is still a long way to go before a cure is found. I still have breakouts off and on; sometimes just spotting on my arms and legs, sometimes my whole body and face can be engulfed in dry patches. I can go years without a breakout, it comes and goes quite suddenly, sometimes mild while other times severe. At my worst, I would wake up with bloody sheets from scratching in my sleep, leaving the wounds open to infection, it would be so painful that I couldn't focus on anything. My social, professional and family life would all suffer, which left me feeling distressed and emotionally drained. However, others suffer considerably worse than I do, with some people being hospitalised due to infection, while others suffer from devastating suicidal thoughts and actions - this is utterly heart breaking.

Therefore, psoriasis is not only a painful and debilitating condition, but with it being so visible it can have a massive impact on your mental health. The Psoriasis Association found that a huge 94% of those affected also suffer with depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. I was shocked by these figures and felt moved to campaign to boost public understanding, awareness and acceptance. I completely empathise with everyone who struggles with psoriasis daily, as it can become difficult to stay positive when you know you will have this condition forever. My main aim is to help people to always feel comfortable in their own skin. Nobody should feel like psoriasis defines them, as the most important form of beauty is from within.

As a result, I recently completed the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10K on the 25th May in 1:10 and on Sunday I held an Afternoon Tea Fundraising event at Rowallan Castle. I am so overjoyed to announce that with everyone’s help, we have managed to raise a total of £2,616 so far! Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart, especially The Psoriasis Association for being a huge support system throughout this whole journey.

I am also currently in the running for Miss Scotland 2019, with my main mission being to use this platform to raise awareness of psoriasis on an international level. It is so important to me to show my most raw, vulnerable and authentic self, especially with my psoriasis being on display through this experience - after all inner beauty is what matters the most!

Therefore the money raised will go towards helping The Psoriasis Association continue their amazing work into collecting research for treatments and a cure, as well as supporting those affected. All funds raised have gone directly to The Psoriasis Association – with more events and collaborations coming up, hopefully one day we will be able to eliminate this condition forever.'

You can help support Melissa by donating via her online fundraising page here

Julie - Great North Swim

Julie will be getting wet for her fundraising challenge - swimming a mile in open water in support of the Psoriasis Association. After her original event was postponed on 9th June due to adverse weather conditions, Julie has set a new date of 29th June to complete her challenge!

She says 'This year my amazing daughter Annie has had to contend with psoriasis. It has affected her hair, face and all over her body, knocking her confidence, worried about how she looks, not able to go out, not able to wear the clothes she would like. People have asked her to leave saying she was contagious, they have asked not to be served by her at her job and why has she horrendous dandruff! Brave, she has worked hard at her studies and life and we love her for it. Please help me to help others either by support or research through the Association! Thank you.'

You can visit Julie's fundraising page and support here here

PsoTeam - London 10k

Every year, we're lucky to have a team of runners take part in the London 10k (formerly the British 10k) in mid-July, and this year is no exception. It's a great opportunity to raise awareness of psoriasis at such a high profile event, and enjoy the sights of central London at the same time!

We've got a strong contingent representing us in this year's event, and you can learn more about them and their reasons for supporting the Psoriasis Association here.


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

Fundraising Event Ideas

There are many ways of fundraising for the Psoriasis Association. Whilst some feel sporty and take on physical challenges, others may decide to take a less active option and organise a social event. Any way that you raise funds and awareness will make a difference and help people with psoriasis.

For Foodies

Everyone loves a treat now and then, so what could be better than organising a Coffee Morning or Afternoon Tea with sumptuous cakes, scones, sandwiches and biscuits that everyone can feast on? You could even organise a raffle.

Another idea is a cheese and wine evening or curry night. Invite your friends and family to join you. Ask everyone to bring a small sample of food if you want. What about organising a meal in with friends and ask them to either bring either a starter, main or dessert? 

There’s footie and rugby pizza supper with friends. Invite your mates to watch a game, order the pizza, get a few drinks in and donate a few pounds each to the Psoriasis Association. The more friends the better and the possibilities are endless! 

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?

Physical Challenge Ideas

For the Fit and Adventurous

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 google ‘The Running Bug’ and search for an event. You can choose from 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon, under 6 miles and over 6 miles. 

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 Commission 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. Many people are now taking to cycling. There are numerous cycle rides maintained by local councils in their parks, and cycle trails through the national

Forestry Commission 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

These are the latest craze and these events are held all over the UK. The best way to find an event near you is to search on google. Tough Mudder, for example, is a 10-12 mile mud and obstacle course which will certainly drag you out of your comfort zone. They test your physical strength, stamina, and mental grit. It’s not about how fast you can cross the finish line, it’s rather, can you cross the line and finish the challenge which relies on camaraderie, true grit and determination?

When you have registered for your event, let us know and we’ll 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.

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