Events

Charity events are as varied and colourful as fundraising itself. They’re only limited by the imaginations of their organisers and their capacity to make things happen against all odds. But in many markets the costs of running events are rising and competition for donors' interest and participation is fierce, not to mention competition for their funds. In this section you will find details of some of the world’s most original and effective events.

Cure Cancer Australia: ‘can too’ sporting events

by SOFII

Young people raise money for a great cause while being coached by professionals in a whole variety of sporting skills.

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Movember: moustache-growing campaign for men’s health

by Christiana Stergiou

This fun and lively event encourages men to grow a moustache, find out more about men’s health and raise money for prostate cancer research and awaren…

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Helvetas: integrating awareness and fundraising

ad poster

by SOFII

It's good to see an organisation that is prepared to shock us into seeing that many people just don’t have the basic amenities we take for granted.

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UNICEF Pigotta project: adopt a doll and save a life

Colourful posters

by SOFII

Another excellent idea from UNICEF that not only raises lots of money, but shows volunteers, particularly children, how important immunisation against deadly childhood illnesses is in the developing world. It also demonstrates how ‘it will never work here’ just isn’t true and that good ideas can be adapted to other cultures.

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Faisalabad’s first cycle rally for peace and the environment

by SOFII

Campaigning for social awareness causes is difficult enough in most countries but in Pakistan it's a very new activity, with few options for influencing public opinion on any scale. This initiative therefore is bold and ambitious, but what's really remarkable is how successful it was, particularly in the spontaneous support it generated from members of the public

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