Why we need to raise funds

Colostomy UK is an independent charity, financed solely from donations & fundraising activities. We receive no statutory aid.

With your help we can continue to grow both the ways in which we support people and the numbers who benefit from our projects, campaigns, and support.

If you would like to donate to Colostomy UK you can do so here.

If you are considering leaving Colostomy UK a gift in your will please see our legacy information here.

How you can support us through fundraising

Fundraising from home

Check out our great ideas for fundraising you can do in your own home. From dance offs to sponsored silences, or shaving your head.

Putting the fun into fundraising

Fundraising can be something you do on your own or as part of a team.

From arranging a coffee morning or selling cakes at your local fete, to abseiling or a sponsored walk there’s something suitable for everyone.

Fundraising Events

A successful event doesn’t need to raise huge amounts of money. Rest assured, whether it be £5 or £500, Colostomy UK will put it to good use. Fundraising is not just extremely rewarding, but should be fun too. If you would like a fundraising pack, which includes lots of hints and tips about organising an event, then call us or click here.

Sponsored activities

If organising events isn’t your thing, then you could always consider asking people to sponsor you, whether it be to run a half marathon, or to stay silent for a day! You can set up an online fundraising page using one of the platforms below – they will save you chasing sponsorship money, and enable you to keep everyone updated about your fundraising challenge.

Just Giving

Go Fund Me


Clothing Collections

You can donate your unwanted clothes, accessories and household items to raise money for Colostomy UK via ICollectClothes. Call to book a collection (0344 879 4417) or if you live in Greater London, West Midlands or Merseyside, book online https://www.icollectclothes.co.uk/donate/colostomy-uk

Easy Fundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Colostomy UK with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/colostomyuk/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to Colostomy UK at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Colostomy UK will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Give as you live

Give as you Live Online is the free and easy way to raise free funds for Colostomy UK, simply by shopping online.

Join for free today and start raising when you shop at over 4,100 stores. Click on a store you want to shop with and we’ll direct you to the store’s website where you can continue to shop as normal. Your purchase will automatically generate free funds for us!

From holidays and travel, to clothing and gifts, you can raise hundreds of pounds from all your online purchases. Grab your cape and join our 100,000 other Giving Heroes… https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/colostomyuk

And finally…

Please don’t forget to tell us what you are doing. We are here to support your efforts in every way we can, including fundraising materials, sponsorship forms or just advice on where to start.

Other ways you can support us

Corporate support
Unity Lottery
Recycling, say it with flowers, web searches and more

How to donate
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