Fundraising

AIMS was founded in 1960 working to improve the way that women are cared for in pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period. Since then we have helped many thousands of women - hence our 'strapline':

There for your mother,
Here for you,
Help us to be there for your daughters.

Thank you for supporting AIMS

We can't wait to hear about your fundraising! Please do email fundraising@aims.org.uk and let us know what you have planned or to discuss your fundraising idea.

Don't forget to tell us how it went! We would love to hear about it so please tell us your story and send any photos to I have been fundraising for AIMS

We look forward to hearing from you!

THANK YOU!

Charity Donation and Fundraising Website

We use Virgin Money Giving. We have selected them as they are also a non-profit organisation and have the lowest charges (2%) whilst also providing a service which manages gift aid on donations made through them.

You can use the site to

  1. To Donate To make a one-off or regular donation towards our work
  2. To Fundraise Create a fundraising page here for your event or challenge and let your sponsors know what you are doing for AIMS. This will allow your donors to make their donations directly to AIMS, and to gift aid donations if they are UK tax payers.
  3. Find details of Events and Campaigns which you can support raising money for AIMS.

Please don't forget to tick the Gift Aid box if you are eligible and share on Facebook and Twitter

Why we are asking for your help NOW

We are a volunteer run charity with no premises. We are supported by one part time employee, but our work is mainly carried out by volunteers. AIMS does not accept any advertising, so although we keep our cost very low, we do rely on our membership subscriptions, publication sales, events and donations to cover all we do. Every penny counts - thank you for your support!

Raise £60 for AIMS 60th

We are challenging people to raise £60 to celebrate AIMS 60th Anniversary.

In 2020 AIMS will have been supporting maternity service users and campaigning for better births for all for 60 years. To help us continue and build on this vital work, we are hoping that you will join us in our challenge to “Raise £60 for @60yearsofAIMS” (though if you raise £600 we won’t complain!)

We want to publicise the best ideas so please tell us what you have done and if possible send a photo to fundraising@aims.org.uk

If you would like to contact us to discuss your fundraising idea, please email fundraising@aims.org.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Collection of Fundraising Ideas

Giving up a little of your spare time to raise funds for AIMS can be really rewarding. So, however you want to help, we hope that the following ideas will give you inspiration! If you need more information or help please email fundraising@aims.org.uk.

  • If you are buying through Amazon, please consider using this link which gives about 5% commission on purchases made through Amazon, or using Amazon smile where Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to AIMS. Both of these options are at no cost to you.
  • Coffee Morning, Afternoon Tea, Wine Evening
    • Show a birth related DVD
    • Have a discussion about birth issues
    • Include a bring and buy, cake or sweet sale, craft sale
  • Offer a service or skill
    • A therapy session for example reflexology, aromatherapy
    • Dog Walking
    • Ironing
    • Baby Sitting
  • Ask the children to fundraise for you
    • Car washing
    • Gift wrapping at a local shop
    • Teddy Bear's Picnic
    • Face painting
  • Events
    • Dinner Party
    • Quiz Night
    • Car boot, Nearly New Sale, Table Top sale
    • Plant Sale
    • Ceilidh or Barn Dance
    • Games Night (Bridge, Whist or Beetle Drive, Scrabble, Mahjong)
    • Race night (snails, ferrets, horse racing game)
    • Christmas Party
    • Cake sale at your place of work
  • Sweepstake ....on Twitter or Facebook
    • Guess the weight of the baby
    • Winner of the X Factor, The Apprentice etc
    • Winner of Formula 1 Championship or other sporting event
  • Sponsorship

    The one idea on this list which has the potential to raise hundreds of pounds is being sponsored - in particular to do something VERY daring like a parachute jump, or something VERY energetic like a cycle ride or a marathon. If you don't fancy it yourself, maybe another member of your family or a good friend would do it for you! AIMS will help with your publicity.

    • Walk
    • Run
    • Marathon
    • Cycle Ride
    • A Dare - e.g. dye your hair pink
    • A Thrill Seeking Challenge
    • Pedometer Challenge
    • Giving up something
  • Share or Teach a skill
    • Writing a CV
    • Line Dancing, Salsa, Zumba
    • Yoga
  • Host a home shopping party and donate commission on your sales
    • Cosmetics
    • Cards and Gifts
    • Kitchen Items
    • Underwear

Latest Content

Journal

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