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Do your own thing

Help people do more than survive. Help them live.

Step by step guide to fundraising – It’s so easy!

Choose your fundraising Idea

Pick an event or activity you would like to organise or take part in to raise money for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland. Stuck for ideas? Think about who you can fundraise with and think of an activity you would all enjoy. You can also focus your fundraising around a key date e.g. Burns Night, Easter, St Andrews Day or a day special to you.

Tell us your idea

Let us know

Get in touch with your regional fundraising advisor and get some advice and support from CHSS. We are here to help you! This is also the opportunity to order any CHSS fundraising materials you may need.

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Make a simple plan of who and what will be involved in your fundraising and what resources you will need. You may need to buy or make materials so set aside plenty of time when planning your activity or event. If you need any help or guidance we are here to help.

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Tell Everyone

The best way to promote your event and make your fundraising a success is to tell everyone what you are doing. You’ll be surprised how generous people can be in terms of funds, time and skills. Write to your local paper or contact your regional fundraiser to help you arrange this. You can also reach out to those people you don’t see everyday by setting up your own personal online fundraising page and sharing the link.

Hold your event

If you’re holding your event outdoors then be prepared for all weather conditions. If necessary, consider making a contingency plan! Most importantly have fun and enjoy your fundraising!

Collect and send in your fundraising money

Collect in all the money you’ve raised and pay it in. This ensures your money can start making a difference as soon as possible. You can pay online via our donation form, over the phone or by cheque. Please make any cheques payable to ‘Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland’ and return them with our Money Return Form to your regional office.

Ways to Fundraise

Share your special day

Whatever the occasion, whether it is reaching a landmark birthday or wedding anniversary, you can celebrate it with CHSS.

Challenge yourself

Ever dreamed of climbing Everest, walking the West Highland Way or cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats?


Take on a team challenge, promote healthy living or choose us as your charity of choice – there are many ways your business can help

With your group

Collectively raise funds through self-organised events or by nominating us as charity of the year/month.

However you choose to fundraise, we’re here to help.

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Create an online fundraising page

This is a hassle free way to tell friends and family what you are doing and to collect in sponsorship ready for the day.

If you would like us to send you any other resources such as tshirts or collection cans just let us know.

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What our fundraisers say…


“My stroke robbed me of everything – my voice, my independence and my kids. With your help I can get them back.”

Your fundraising will help people like Derek.

Read Derek’s Story

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