It's easy to raise money for DRWF

We rely solely on the generosity and kindness of the public to allow us to carry on our work funding vital diabetes research to ultimately find a cure for diabetes, whilst ensuring that people have access to the right information and support to develop a proactive self-care approach to successful self-management of their diabetes.

Our work never stops, so your support is vital to us.

Thank you.


There are lots of ways to raise money for DRWF

Take part in an organised event

We have secured places in the following events:

Saturday 9th April GOSkydive

Sunday 17th April Great Edinburgh Run

Saturday or Sunday 10th or 11th June Great North Swim

Sunday 10th July London 10K

Sunday 31st July RideLondon-Surrey

Sunday 15th May Portsmouth Dragon Boat Race

Sunday 16th October Great Birmingham Run

Or you can organise your own event

You can fundraise for us by running your own event, anything from a coffee morning, dress down day at work, street party, quiz night or a raffle at your hobby, workplace or social group, or something completely different, it’s up to you!

To help you to get started we have put together a free 'Fundraising Guide' booklet with some helpful suggestions and considerations to think about when planning an event of any kind. Get in touch to ask for a printed copy, or you can Download the DRWF Fundraising Guide here

It is not exhaustive and you should always be sure to check with the relevant authorities before undertaking any kind of event open to members of the public.

We want your event to be as fun, successful and most importantly, as safe as possible. If you need our help at any time just give us a call on 02392 636138. We'd love to hear how your plans are shaping up! We can also tell you how to set up your own fundraising page on JustGiving for DRWF.

We are also keen to support anyone taking part in any other event, whether organised or a personal challenge, and who would like to fundraise for DRWF. We can supply a paper sponsorship form for you to use or help you to create a page through Just Giving.

Make your page with JustGiving

JustGiving has created their own fundraising A-Z for even more ideas, download it here.

If you would like a paper sponsorship form please get in touch with or call 02392 636138.

We will supply cycle jerseys, running vests or tee shirts and all the help and advice you need.

If you choose to use Just Giving it is a fast and effective way to collect sponsorship and means that if you are a UK taxpayer, we can collect Gift Aid at the same time, making your donation worth an extra 25% at no cost to you, please take a look at our dedicated page on JustGiving .

Sponsor a fundraising event

Alternatively, if you don't fancy doing an event yourself, why not sponsor one of our existing fundraisers taking on a variety of activities and challenges? Here is a list of our top fundraisers

Raise money when you shop online!

If you shop online you can create free donations for DRWF

We have registered with who are partnered with thousands of shops that will pay us a donation every time a purchase is made.

It will not cost you a penny & it is free to sign up. In fact you could even save money as there are thousands of discount codes too!

You still buy directly from your favourite shops, including Amazon, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis, Argos and many more.

All you need to do is follow this link to join the DRWF GivingABit community.

Remember, it is the shops that pay for the donations – not you! So Shop Happy!

Thank you for your continued support!







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