Want to support The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, but not sure how?
As well as our EPT1000 Challenge, EPT 80 in 1 Challenge and EPTea Parties, and the ever-popular Virgin London Marathon and Great North Run, we offer flexibility for you to develop a fundraising idea that inspires you. Whether you like action and adventure or have a creative spark, there is an activity that can suit you.
Take a look at our collection of creative ideas on fundraising and awareness campaigning or feel free to come up with your very own! Every bit of your support helps and we simply would not be here without our incredible fundraisers.
Just a little thank you for the lovely note with my medal, I needed that little pick me up. I love how personal everything is, thank you.- Jennifer
If you have a sense of adventure, there are lots of adrenaline-filled activities to inspire you.
Life-changing and thrilling past challenges have included:
- trekking the Great Wall of China;
- climbing Mount Kilimanjaro; and
- trekking the Pyrenees mountains.
Closer to home, we have had people climb Snowdon, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and undertaken a gruelling 268-mile Spine Race.
Take a look at Global Adventure Challenges, Ultra Challenges, SkyLine Parachuting, or Life Changing Challenges for your adventure to begin...
Global Adventure Challenges
For the adventure of a lifetime, check out Global Adventure Challenges.
Walk, jog, or run your chosen distance of 25 km or 50 km or even 100 km! We are registered with Ultra Challenges.
Take a leap of faith and sign up for a sky dive. We are registered with SkyLine Parachuting. Register your sky dive here.
Life Changing Challenges
Life Changing Challenges organise charity challenge events to help raise much needed funds for UK charities. We are registered with them so that you can find a challenge that is not only life changing for you but also for us with thanks for benefitting from the generous money raised.
Nominate The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust at your local supermarket
Many supermarkets support small charities through their generous donations/grants schemes. By nominating The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust for a donation/grant, you can make a real difference to your local community.
Donations may help to provide our free leaflets to your local hospital so that anyone experiencing ectopic pregnancy and being treated there receives crucial information about the condition and the Trust in their time of need.
Select your local supermarket and fill out your nomination form using the handy information below.
Locate your closest supermarket operating a local causes/grants scheme
You can become a Co-Op member for £1 and choose a local cause to support.
Morrisons’ grant funding supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives. Their grants provide vital funding for good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.
Making a Difference Locally helps independent retailers support their local communities.
MADL enables stores to nominate charities or good causes that are local to them to receive a specific donation from us.
Donations may be made to The EPT as one of the many charities operating in the UK and you can speak to your local Nisa retailer to ask them to nominate us.
Waitrose shares £25,000 between three national charities every three months and customers can vote every time they shop online.
Key information you need to nominate the EPT
Simply choose one of the supermarkets above in your area and use the information here to fill out your nomination form.
Donate through your small business
Small businesses want an easy and flexible way to give back to the charities that mean something to them. To make donating as straight-forward as possible, we are signed up with Work for Good which enables you to donate £ or % of sales to our charity.
For further inspiration
Ideas can go as far as your imagination can take you!
Here are some other fun ways to raise money for the brilliant work our team does.
Walks, runs, swims and bike rides
Using gardens, treadmills, bikes, and stairs at home, you can be as creative as you wish in setting your own targets - perhaps run a marathon or cycle from London to Paris “at home”!
Choose a favourite local route for a walk/run, choose a mountain you have had the ambition to climb or swim in your favourite lake.
Facebook birthday fundraisers
Marking your special occasion while supporting the EPT can help to bring light to others.
For birthdays, Facebook Birthday Fundraisers make donating easy.
For weddings, some of our fundraisers have requested donations in lieu of presents and gifted our beautiful pin badges as unique wedding favours.
Other important dates to you
For any important dates that are special to you, we have the option of setting up a JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving online page.
Family, friends and colleagues can be invited to make a donation in lieu of gifts to raise funds and awareness and leave a personal message.
Every step counts
Set yourself a step target. Whether doing laps around the garden or using your stairs, keeping track of your daily steps not only keeps you active but helps energy levels and motivation. Keep your sponsors up to date with your progress to raise even more funds and awareness as well as motivation.
With changing lifestyles, now could be the right time to make healthy choices. Stopping smoking, losing weight and reducing alcohol intake are always easier with support and encouragement - and by being sponsored by friends and family, you can raise funds and awareness of ectopic pregnancy at the same time.
Get-together with a quiz night, Karaoke, or disco with family and friends donating to join in. FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype are all popular platforms that are free to set up and use.
You can even include a raffle or an auction (or auction of promises when permitted). RallyUp is an online platform that can help with setting up online raffles, auctions, and sweepstakes, which we could assist with.
Host a dinner party, curry night, wine tasting or barbecue where guests contribute donations to the Trust. Popular themes include “Come Dine with Me” or be inspired by a celebrity chef.
You can get creative using video-calling to connect with a few of your friends and family households having the same menu!
Exercise classes and activities
Start up exercise classes for others to join with a donation. Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Zumba, Body Pump are just a few popular ideas... or choose your own passion! Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts and YouTube are all popular platforms that are free to set up and use.
When in-person events are permitted, hold a sports match (such as five-a-side football tournament) and charge for entry.
In challenging times, it can help to have distractions that we use as we adjust. Get knitting, crafting, DIY or learning a new language.
By asking friends and family for sponsorship, you can raise funds and awareness for ectopic pregnancy while learning a new skill. Some donate a percentage of their profits from their small businesses.
If you have a skill you can teach and share with others, set up classes with donations to join in. FaceTime, Zoom, Skype and YouTube are all popular platforms that are free to set up and use.
Secure some time and space for your thoughts and raise money while doing so with a sponsored silence or take the time to read those books that you’ve always meant to tackle!
Use our EPT colouring sheet and thank you NHS colouring sheet to unwind.
Arts and crafts can be therapeutic. If you have a creative flair, you can sell and donate a portion of your profits to the charity. Recent supporters have sold art, framed photographs, rainbow charms, and bath bombs to raise funds for the charity through Ebay.
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If you want to discuss ideas for fundraising with our brilliant Fundraising Coordinator, Jill – simply fill out the form below!