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New! Fundraise virtually for AMMF

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic leading to the postponement of a number fundraising events, we have put together some virtual fundraising tips and ideas, so you can continue to support AMMF from the safety and comfort of your own home.

By going virtual, AMMF’s supporters and fundraisers can help raise vital and much-needed funds for the charity and cholangiocarcinoma research … however, wherever and whenever they like!


STOP PRESS: AMMF has joined forces with 20 other charities for lesser known cancers to create a unique and exciting national 20-day challenge. The 20 for 20 Challenge! For more info, click here.


Here we answer all the questions you might have about fundraising virtually for AMMF:

How do I fundraise virtually?
All you need to do to organise your very own virtual fundraising event is access to the internet and communications between people you’d like to invite.

You can organise a virtual event on social media channels, JustGiving pages and video conferencing sites. Virtual events can also be held as a Twitter chat or as a video call so you can still see and talk to each other as you would normally.

You can be as creative or inventive as you like with your virtual event and make it to suit you and your attendees!

How do I set up a virtual fundraising event?
If you’re unsure how to set up a virtual fundraising event, we’ve put together some tips to help you:

  • Establish what type of ‘event’ you would like to host – think about what you can do from the comfort of your own home. (If you would like some ideas, just click here)
  • Create a list of the people you’d like to invite.
  • Set up the platform you would like to fundraise on, e.g. JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving
  • Organise how your ‘event’ is going to be held – will there be a specific time or are people able to participate whenever they like?
  • Invite people to take part and, importantly, recommend a donation per person to be made to your chosen fundraising platform.
  • And lastly enjoy it – stay home and have fun!

Please remember, that the current COVID-19 outbreak will not last forever and a virtual event may not be quite right for you! So, if you want to start planning your future fundraising event for AMMF, visit our Fundraise for Us page for more tips and ideas.

What equipment will I need to set up a virtual event?
You may need one or more of the following:

  • TV
  • Computer
  • Mobile phone
  • Tablet/iPad
  • Webcam

Where can I set up my virtual fundraising event?
You can set up your own virtual event on whatever social platform you like. Think about whether a Twitter Chat or a Facebook or Instagram Live event would work for you and your guests, or maybe a Skype or Zoom call would work better for the event you are planning.

Where can I ask people to donate virtually?
AMMF have various fundraising platforms, each offering different options to suit everyone’s needs. You can find out more about how to donate to AMMF and which option would work best for you by clicking here.

Can’t think what to do and need ideas?
If you’re stuck for ideas on what to do for a virtual fundraising event – we’ve got a few suggestions for you! Click here 

Get in touch
If you’ve got any questions or ideas you’d like to discuss, then please do get in touch with the fundraising team. We’re on hand to give you all the guidance you need! Email fundraising@ammf.org.uk

April 2020