Fundraise for my AFK

Young woman with Downs syndrome in front of a colourful painting with arms raised in celebration

Fundraising in your community is a great way to engage with your customers or local people. Whether you are a school, business or an individual there is always something you can do to help raise vital funds and spread the word of our work.

Why not take part in an event?

Taking on a challenge event can be hugely rewarding, as well as raising money for our cause.


Once you have decided what event you would like to take part in, set yourself a fundraising target. Our events team can help you decide on a figure that is achievable and help you set up an online fundraising page. JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving are great sites for this.

Meet Jo, our 100 Marathon Mega Runner

Jo first ran a marathon in 2011 and is running 100 marathons by the end of 2018… all to raise money for my AFK.


“Running keeps me grounded and gives me time to stop and think. I’ve met so many amazing people on my marathon journey, it’s incredible. I’ve met teenagers [my AFK] helps, heard their struggles and seen my AFK’s work first hand. I fell in love with the environment and the whole concept. The young people I met keep going and don’t take no for an answer, so even though I get nervous before running, I won’t say no.”


To support Jo simply text GOJO17 £10 to 70070.

Runner holds up her medal at Brighton Marathon

Other ways to fundraise

We also have many fundraising partners who make it easy to donate to my AFK by recycling your unwanted items or simply by shopping online. 


Check out the list by clicking on the button below, and get started with your fundraising today!

Still stuck for ideas? If you’re not sure what kind of fundraiser you would like to do, check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas. There’s something for everyone, and the team at my AFK will be here to support you every step of the way!


Once you have decided what you would like to do, contact Lyn at [email protected] and she will send you a community fundraising pack with lots of top tips for fundraising success.

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