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Fundraising guides

To help you with your fundraising we have a range of resources to guide you through, organising and planning your event. If you're not sure where to start the take a look at our Race Against Time - Guide to Fundraising which lists the many different ways in which you can help to raise money for the Foundation.

Fundraising guides - available to download.

Guide to Fundraising

Race Against Time - Fundraising

This booklet lists the many different ways to get involved with all aspects of fundraising for the Foundation from running events and overseas treks to organise a coffee morning or holding a collection.

You can download your copy of the booklet here.

About your event

About your event

If you are planning your own event then let us know about what you're doing.

Our About your event leaflet contains an order form to request resources and lets us know how we can support your fundraising.

You can download your copy by clicking here.

Leaflets & Posters guide

Leaflets and Posters

Fundraising events are also a great chance to help raise awareness of meningitis and septicaemia, this leaflet lists all the literature we have available to the general public.

You can download your copy by clicking here. If you know what you want already then you can order your awareness literature online by visiting our resources section.

Managing collection boxes

Collection boxes

Counter top collection boxes are a great and easy way to raise money for MRF. The collection boxes guide explains how to go about placing and looking after boxes in your local area.

The guide also contains the authorisation form that you will need to complete before you start.

Download your copy by clicking here

Fundraising guides - available to order

The following guides have been written to cover different types of fundraising. If you sign up to any of our events you will be sent the appropriate guide(s) as part of your fundraising pack. If you are planning an event then you can request a copy of one of the guides by emailing please ensure you let us know your address and which guides you would like.

Organising Balls and Dinners

Balls and Dinners

This guide contains all you need to know about holding a large event such as a ball or formal dinner. From choosing the right venue to fundraising ideas to try out at your event to raise that little bit extra.

If you are planning on holding a ball or dinner then the Major events guide will be of use as well.
Major Events

Major events

Is a guide to organising large scale events such as a formal ball or dinner dance. The guide describes the planning process and publicising your event to make it a success. This guide is designed to be accompanied by the Balls and Dinners guide.
Organising your own event

Organising your own event

If you've been inspired to fundraise for MRF and want to plan an event of your own then the information in this guide will step by step take you through the planning of an event along with the many ways the MRF fundraising team can help you.
Raffles and Auctions

Raffles and Auctions

This guide takes you through organising your own raffle or auction and ensures that as well as making the most money out of your fundraising you also stay within the law.
Guide to raising sponsorship


Whether you are running, walking, cycling or sitting in a bath of beans the easiest way to raise money is get sponsored for your event. This guide gives advice on how to approach people for sponsorship, how to maximise the amount you raise and what to do once you've collected your money in.

The guide also covers setting up your own online sponsorship page through

Running guides - available to order

If you're taking part in a running event for the Foundation then to help you with your training we have a runners pack and training guides available.
Running Guide

Runners' Guide

This guide covers all aspects of running from training safely, what to eat and tips for race day itself.

To go along with your runners pack you will also be sent one of the training plans below.

Training Guide

Training Plans

From 5K to marathons we have detailed training plans available aimed at getting first time and novice runners ready for your race.