Start your own fundraising

Organising your own fundraising is great fun and a brilliant way to involve your friends, family and local community.

Fundraising advice and support

We know that deciding on your fundraising idea can often be the hardest part to getting started. We’ve put together some fantastic ways to fundraise below, and if these don’t take your fancy, our A-Z of Fundraising Ideas has even more ideas for inspiration.

Our Fundraising team are on hand to help you. We’d love to hear about what you are doing, so please fill in the form below to let us know your plans so we can share our top tips and fundraising materials. If you’re not sure what you’d like to do just yet and would like to speak to our team first, email or call 01280 815900. You may also find our FAQ’s section helpful.

Get started with your own fundraising

A fruit pavlova with a Retina UK collecting tin at the rear of the picture

Birthday Fundraising

Mark your special day, whilst fundraising for people with inherited sight loss.

image shows two supporters stood next to each other in a kitchen smiling. Both are wearing blue Retina UK t-shirts and are holding wooden mixing spoons

Retina UK’s Great Bake

Tickle everyone’s taste buds and help raise funds for Retina UK with our Great Bake fundraiser!

A man in a kilt and a woman in a wedding dress. They are both holding glasses of champagne

Wedding Fundraising

Find out how you can mark your special day while fundraising for people with inherited sight loss.

Image shows a young girl in a blue Retina UK t-shirt jumping into the air and smiling

School Fundraising

Download our School Fundraising Pack below to find out how you can raise money for Retina UK and have loads of fun in the process.

A woman laughing facing the camera. There is a man sitting in front and slightly to the side of her (seen from behind)

Other Ways To Give

There are many other ways you can support Retina UK, including raising donations as you shop and sell online, and donating your foreign currency, stamps or shares.

Fundraising resources

We’ve created some downloadable resources to help you:

  • Let everyone know about your fundraising plans with this printable poster (Word document | 71 KB)
  • Add a splash of colour with Retina UK DIY bunting (PDF file | 258 KB)
  • Some of your family, friends or colleagues may not have access to the internet to donate online. Use this sponsorship form (PDF file | 72 KB) so that we can claim Gift Aid, and raise an extra 25p for every eligible £1 donation, at no extra cost to you

Let us know about your fundraising

If you already hear from us, we will continue to contact you in the same way. If you don’t already hear from us, we’d like to send you information in the post and/or over the telephone about events, research, fundraising, appeals and our regular newsletters & updates.
It’s often cheaper for us to contact you via email or SMS (text message) – please tick the boxes below if you’re happy for us to contact you in this way:

Your privacy is our priority. We promise to keep your details safe and will never sell them. Just for your information we use an email broadcast company based in the USA. Would you like to know more? our privacy policy explains all:

If you would like to change the way you hear from us, how we use your information or do not want to receive and further communications from us, just email, call 01280 821334 or write to us at Retina UK, Whiteleaf Business Centre, 11 Little Balmer, Buckingham MK18 1TF.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.