Fundraise for Lancashire Mind to help towards achieving mental wellbeing for all
The amazing support we receive from our fundraisers enables us to continue changing lives across Lancashire. The money raised by our supporters allows us to educate people and communities across Lancashire on how to improve, manage and maintain their mental health and wellbeing. This is helping to create a happier Lancashire, which helps Lancashire Mind towards achieving our vision of mental wellbeing for all. Thank you!
If you haven’t fundraised before, read this page to see the different ways in which you can get involved and help us to make a difference today.
Take on a challenge
Take on the Happier Lancashire Challenge in 2018. Learn about the five ways to wellbeing, raise some vital funds for Lancashire Mind and help us to create a #HappierLancashire.
Do your own fundraising
Do you want to make a difference?
Fundraising is a great way to support your local mental health charity, Lancashire Mind. Plan events, learn new skills and work as part of our team at Lancashire Mind. For more information on how you can fundraise contact email@example.com and join our team of Fundraising Champions.
Fundraise in memory
There are many ways to honour and celebrate someone’s life, raising funds and giving in memory of a loved one is a very special way to remember them. It can mean so much at a time of sadness and provide a tribute that lasts for years to come. Making a donation will help Lancashire Mind to prevent more people from developing a mental health condition and offer support to those currently living with one. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how to fundraise or make a donation in memory of a loved one.
Don’t feel blue in January, get R.E.D!
This year Lancashire Mind has linked up with R.E.D to help raise awareness of the positive impact exercise can have on our mental health and wellbeing. We are delighted to be part of this fantastic campaign and can’t wait to offer you the support you need to Be Active this January.
What is R.E.D?
R.E.D stands for Run Every Day. It kicks off on 1st January, followed by a month long challenge to run, walk, skip or get your body moving in whatever way you fancy, every day in the month.
If you choose to join our team of Lancashire REDers this year, all sponsorship money raised will come directly to us here at Lancashire Mind and will be spent locally to ensure nobody has to face living with a mental health condition alone.
One in four of us will experience a mental health condition every year and often January can become one of the most difficult times of year for many people. Research suggests that regular exercise can decrease the risk of depression by up to 30%. R.E.D’s founder Hannah Beecham, was inspired to start the movement after helping her Mum combat depression through physical exercise:
“Witnessing the life changing effect that a physical challenge can have on someone suffering from depression, inspired me to start a social movement that promotes mental wellbeing through exercise.”
Why should You take part in R.E.D January?
January can be a tough time of year money-wise, R.E.D January is FREE to participate in, so this is a great way to get involved in something without having to spend money right after Christmas. With cold weather, darker days and the Christmas bloat to contend with, R.E.D provides a focus to help get people through January in a positive and healthy way. It will help you to get back into a routine the right way, encouraging good habits for the rest of the year.
By taking part in R.E.D January and raising money for Lancashire Mind, you are kick starting your year in a positive and healthy way and helping us to be there for people when they need it most.
Whether you are taking part in R.E.D January for yourself or as part of a team, it is a great opportunity to boost your mental and physical health, whilst also raising vital funds for Lancashire Mind. Check out our campaign page.
Who is R.E.D for?
What sets R.E.D apart from other challenges, is its inclusivity. You don’t need to be athletic, you don’t need to train your body to achieve a certain level of strength, agility or distance. There are NO rules. The aim is just move your body every day, whilst raising awareness for the millions of people who experience depression and similar mental health conditions.
With this inclusivity comes community. Through the power of social media R.E.D brings people together who are affected by these conditions, no matter where they are in the world. They are connected by a common goal, in a forum where they can share their experiences and find new support. Testimonials can be found on R.E.D’s Facebook page.
How do I join?
You can join the movement by signing up online. Once you have signed up be sure to join the R.E.D Facebook group and keep everyone up to date with how you’re doing, you can also tag them on Twitter @REDRunEveryDay and Instagram @runeverydayjanuary. Lancashire Mind would also love to hear about how you’re finding your R.E.D January so please tag us @LancsMind on Twitter and Instagram and @MindLancs on Facebook. If you won’t be posting on social media, don’t be afraid to get in touch with our fundraising coordinator by emailing email@example.com to tell her about your R.E.D experience.
If you are going to fundraise during R.E.D you will need to set up a Just Giving page or download a R.E.D sponsorship form. For fundraising ideas and resources download the R.E.D step-by-step fundraising guide.
Push yourself a little, to gain a lot.
For more info read our Frequently Asked Questions for participants.
Resources and documents:
Our fundraising promise
Lancashire Mind is proud to have signed a pledge with the Fundraising Standards Board promising to conduct all its fundraising activities in a fair and respectful way. Download PDF
Keep your fundraising event legal
In order to provide some guidance and make sure you are free to enjoy your event we have put together some tips to help ensure your fundraising complies with health and safety regulations and meets legal obligations. Download PDF
If you would like to do some fundraising on your own and need a sponsorship form you can download the Lancashire Mind sponsorship form.
We love hearing about the different ways you are raising funds for us so be sure to get in touch with our Fundraising Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org