Fundraising

AIMS was founded in 1960 working to improve the way that women are cared for in pregnancy, birth and in the post natal 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.

Why we are asking for your help NOW

We have no employees and no premises. Our work is mainly carried out by volunteers. 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!

New AIMS Website

Our new website is far easier to use that our old one, providing easy access to information and support for pregnant people, birth campaigners and health care providers. We are continuing to fundraise for it, and for this project we are using a crowd-sourcing page hoping to raise the £6000 that it cost to create the site.

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 the Microbirthing or VBAC DVD which we can lend you
    • 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, Horseracing 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

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, how it went or for support.

We have set up a giving site to collect the proceeds of your hard work.

There are three ways that you can use this site.

  1. To Donate To make a donation toward the website - click on crowd-sourcing page and follow the instructions, or to make a general donation to AIMS just click on "Donate Now".
  2. Start fundraising - create a fundraising page for your own event or challenge letting your sponsors know what you are doing for AIMS. Then let your friends and collegues know about your event, so they can support you to support AIMS.
  3. Sponsor a fundraiser who is raising money for AIMS.
    You will be able to see who is raising money for AIMS on our page, and then you can support them, and ask others to support them.

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

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 fundraising@aims.org.uk

If you would like to contact us to discuss your fundraising idea, please do so on the email address above. We look forward to hearing from you!

THANK YOU!

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