SUDC UK currently receives no public funding. All of the work it does is supported through private donations, corporate philanthropy and revenue generated by fundraising events and initiatives. Thank you! We are so grateful for your support.
There are a range of ways to help fundraise. We hope the information below is helpful and feel free to contact us with any questions. We would be delighted to help.
Different ways to fundraise in aid of SUDC UK
1) Plan an uplifting community or virtual fundraising event
Planning a fundraiser within your community is a special way to honour your child or family you support, to help raise awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood and support SUDC UK’s mission.
A community fundraiser could be anything from a cake sale, a 5k walk or run, a family scoot, a car boot sale or nearly new sale to a more lavish black-tie ball and auction. Recently, families have also held fun and successful on-line virtual events. Regardless of the size of your audience, SUDC UK is here to support your vision. Please see this wonderful A-Z of fundraising ideas for inspiration.
Fundraising supplies to support awareness of SUDC UK are available and can be ordered here. Please let us know if you would like an electronic device to take payments at your event and enable direct donations to go to the charity.
SUDC UK can also set up a dedicated fundraising page for your child so you can track amounts raised over time (see below).
SUDC UK is registered with Just Giving, GoFundMe, eBay, Paypal and Virgin Money Giving. Some of our fundraisers have also used jumblebee.co.uk for ticketed events.
If you are organising an event please read the current fundraising code of practice from the fundraising regulator. We would like to highlight the importance of transprency, recommending that communication about the event is clear so your donors fully understand who will recieve the funds raised. When sharing totals please remove any costs so it is clear how much the charity will actually recieve. Please also ensure you have public liabiliy insurance and any liscences required for your event.
If you have any questions or simply want to learn more, please contact us today! We love to celebrate events on social media so please share any plans with us if you would like us to help promote your event and/or publicly thank your donors. Thank you once again for your support.
2) Join in an official organised event
SUDC UK does not currently purchase places in official events. We appreciate anyone who registers for an event and fundraises in aid of SUDC UK. As a registered charity we are usually easy to find on the event website. Please contact us if you have a questions or problems or we need to add our charity details to a platform. Please let us know if you would like to add the SUDC UK logo to your sports wear and when sharing the event on social media please tag us in your post and use #teamSUDCUK to help support our community and raise awareness.
3) Facebook Fundraisers
Facebook fundraisers or Birthday fundraisers on Facebook are an easy and effective way to share your story and raise donations for SUDC UK. You can find more information, FAQs and start fundraising here.
4) On-line shopping
Charitable giving through online shopping is an easy way to automatically raise funds for our charity. Please go to settings in your Amazon account and select to support SUDC UK via Amazon Smile. SUDC UK is also registered with the shopping website Easyfundraising.co.uk. Through this website (or App) you can shop in all the major on-line shops and raise funds for SUDC UK. Every penny counts and donations via these shopping websites do add up. Once you have signed up please share how easy they are to use with your friends and family.
If you would like to raise funds by selling items online SUDC UK are registered with eBay and Ziffit (for CDs and DVDs) and Giveacar.co.uk (car sales). Please let us know if you have any other ideas which would help raise funds for our charity.
SUDC UK is grateful for all funds recieved through workplace initiatives such as payroll giving (where you can elect to set up a tax efficient regular donation to charity) and corporate matching (where companies will match a donation, even a large sum, thereby doubling the amount recieved by SUDC UK). Please check with your workplace to see if they have charitable schemes and contact us if we can help in any way. If you are a company interested in learning more about working in partnership with SUDC UK or donating to our cause, please see our Corporate Donations page.
Kindlink – Tracking funds raised in memory of your child
Many families like to have a place where they can add up and track the total amount raised over time in memory of their child. Some also like to create a memorial page where they can share information, pictures, share their story and add updates for their donors. SUDC UK uses a platform called Kindlink to create pages for families which combines all these functions.
A family can add as much or as little information as they would like to their Kindlink page, including text and photos. SUDC UK will set up the page upon your request and provide a link to share so people can donate easily to SUDC UK in memory of your specific chlid. A link could also be embedded into any existing website. Over time, in addition to automatically tracking donations through this link, SUDC UK staff can manually add in any funds from fundraisers, Facebook, cheques or any other means so that you have everything noted and totalled in one place.
Please contact us if you would like to set up a Kindlink page or have any questions about fundraising or donations.
If families are registered with the SUDC Foundation they can also access SUDC Foundation’s event planning resource guides in the private access area of the SUDC Foundation website.
SUDC UK is registered with the Fundraising Regulator. If you have queries or complaints in regards to SUDC UK fundrasing practice please see the their website.
Websites such as Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving, Charities Aid Foundation and Charity Commission also have information, ideas and inspiration in regards to fundraising, donations and philanthropy strategy.