Festive fundraising

Festive fundraising

Celebrate the festive season by supporting Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and help power our medical teams to deliver lifesaving care.  

Make a donation instead of a gift

Dedicate a donation to your loved one this Christmas and help our teams to provide emergency medical care in over 70 countries around the world.

Make a Christmas donation >

Here are three ways you can make a donation dedicated to a loved one this Christmas.

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GIVE ONLINE

You can choose to send an e-card or postal card by selecting 'For Christmas or other celebrations' here >

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BY PHONE

We can take your donation securely over the phone by calling our offices on 020 7404 6600

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BY POST

Please send cheques payable to 'MSF UK' to:
Meera Patel, MSF UK, Lower Ground Floor, Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB

Ask your family and friends for donations instead of gifts

Let your loved ones know that the best gift you can receive this year is a donation to MSF’s Afghan Crisis Appeal. This thoughtful gesture will allow our teams to continue providing Afghans with the healthcare they desperately need as well as supporting our work in neighbouring countries.

Step 1: Set up a JustGiving page

This is an easy way to share your story with your friends and family and collect donations online. Visit the MSF Afghan Crisis Appeal JustGiving page to set up your own fundraising page.

Step 2: Ask your friends and family to donate

Let your friends and family know that you are raising funds for our medical work this festive season. Email and social media are great ways to spread the word. Get in touch with our team to receive a pack of powerful images of MSF’s work to share on your social networks. 

Step 3: Thank your suppporters

It may sound obvious, but it's essential and as up to 20 percent of donations are made after an event it’s really worth doing. Thank your supporters and remind those who haven’t donated that their support will really make a difference. We've put together an email to do just that.

Organise a festive fundraising activity for our Afghan Crisis Appeal

Whether it’s a festive quiz, carol singing or a mince pie bake-a-long, you can organise a fun activity while raising vital funds for MSF’s work in Afghanistan, as well as supporting our work in neighbouring countries.

Step 1: Get in touch

Our fundraising team would love to hear what you’re planning this festive season and help support you.

Step 2: Set up a JustGiving page

This is an easy way to share your story with your friends and family and collect donations online. Visit the MSF Afghan Crisis Appeal JustGiving page to set up your own fundraising page. 

Step 3: Ask your friends and family to donate

Let your friends and family know that you are raising funds for our medical work this festive season. Email and social media are great ways to spread the word. Get in touch with our team to receive a pack of powerful images of MSF’s work in Afghanistan to share on your social networks. 

Step 4: Order fundraising materials

We would love to send you some fundraising materials to help spread awareness about our work and collect donations at your event. Get in touch with us to let us know what you’re planning, and we can provide you with resources to help with your fundraising. 

 

Step 5: Thank your supporters

It may sound obvious, but it's essential and as up to 20 percent of donations are made after an event it’s really worth doing. Thank your supporters and remind those who haven’t donated that their support will really make a difference. We've put together an email to do just that.

Get inspired

Not sure what activity you'd like to plan? Take a look below at some of our ideas to help inspire you!

Festive fundraising ideas

Are you part of a band, play an instrument or love to sing? You could organise either an in-person or virtual music show to showcase your talents. Set up a JustGiving page to collect donations online in advance of the event and we can send you collection boxes and Gift Aid envelopes to raise even more funds on the day.

If your event is online, you can link the stream to your JustGiving page. Follow this link for more information: https://www.justgiving.com/inspiration/ideas/streaming

Test your friends and family on their knowledge of Christmas and the festive season and ignite some fun and friendly competition. You could also include a round on MSF’s work.

Set up a JustGiving page and ask for donations in advance of the quiz.

The winner can host the next quiz!

Join p/hop - the MSF fundraising knitting project!

Find out more >

Ask your friends and family to make a donation to take part in a mince pie bake-a-long. Share the list of ingredients and your favourite recipe beforehand, and whether it’s virtual or in person, you can guide them through all the steps and then enjoy your creations!

Organise a movie night: screen your favourite feel-good movie or choose one of our MSF films to raise awareness of our work. You could ask for donations in advance by setting up a JustGiving page and provide popcorn and drinks to raise some more funds on the day. Get in touch with us using the form below to order a collection box and posters to help you.

Set yourself a physical challenge: walk, run, or skip 5km, 10km or even 50km. Ask for donations ahead of your challenge by setting up a JustGiving page. Why not challenge yourself that little bit more by dressing up in some festive gear? Or you can brave the cold in an MSF running vest! Get in touch with us using the form below to order some fundraising materials.

  • Christmas joke competition
  • Festive jumper day at your school or workplace
  • Wrap Christmas gifts
  • Christmas craft afternoon
  • Secret Santa
  • Festive dinner party

Fundraising resources

Take a look at our available resources to help you with your fundraising

Get in touch

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86%

OF ALL DONATIONS ARE SPENT ON OUR HUMANITARIAN WORK

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£8.11

RAISED FOR EVERY £ SPENT ON FUNDRAISING

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99.9%

OF OUR FUNDING COMES FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU 

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