Organise a fundraising event of your own

Have some fun and arrange a fundraising event. Every penny counts!

Help us by organising your own fundraising event

Whatever you enjoy there’s a fundraising event for everyone! From cake sales to skydiving, quizzes, musical evenings to marathons, anything you can do to raise funds for Headway Sussex is fantastic.

Get Involved

If you’d like to support us and make a difference, why not make a donation, volunteer, sponsor an event or even organise your own? We can’t do what we do without community support. We always need skilled volunteers and welcome anyone keen to fundraise for Headway Sussex.

How do I get started?

Choose your event

You might be able to organise a small fundraiser at work, school or a social club. We are very keen to have business  partners and sponsors. Whatever your target, big or small, every penny raised is put to good use and we are grateful for every donation.

Set up your own fundraising page

You can easily set up your own fundraising page to support an event or activity you organise or take part in. Simply create a fundraising page with Just Giving where your donations come directly to Headway Sussex.

Collection boxes

It might seem small, but every penny counts for us. If you are holding your own fundraising event please contact us and we can provide Headway collection boxes. You may also like to have a collection box in a club or hospitality setting.

We’re on hand to help

If you need support with your fundraising or would like to speak with someone at Headway Sussex about arranging an event please just get in touch.

Meet some of our fundraisers

Claire at the Brighton Half Marathon

Last February on a crisp winter’s morning, Claire ran the Brighton Half Marathon for us and raised an amazing £2500 (including Gift Aid). Claire is a Trustee for Headway Sussex and also works as a Senior Associate for law firm, Field Fisher, in the Personal Injury team.

Claire said “It was great to fundraise for Headway Sussex because the advice and support they provide to people with acquired brain injury and their families can be life-changing.”

Watch out for Claire next year when she will be taking on another running event for us to raise more money.

Striding across the South Downs

We were delighted when the team at George Ide Solicitors came together to take part in a sponsored walk in June 2021. Setting off from Washington Village at 9am, the team of 25 had a couple of planned stops and plenty of flapjacks to keep them fuelled before arriving at Ditchling Beacon at 6pm. The Chichester personal injury solicitors George Ide LLP regularly provide help and support to victims of acquired brain injury and their families. Many of the team who took part have represented clients who have suffered traumatic experiences so they have seen first-hand the challenges people face on a daily basis.

Walk organiser and partner at George Ide LLP, Paul Fretwell,  said

“Everyone involved in the George Ide Stride enjoyed a grand day out in the beautiful South Downs and we’re delighted to have raised £3,500 for Headway Sussex in the knowledge that every penny will be put to really good use. I am already planning our next George Ide charity walk for Headway Sussex in a year’s time – hopefully we’ll tackle the full 100 miles of the South Downs Way over four days to raise even more money for this amazing local acquired brain injury charity.”

A bake sale in memory of a valued colleague

Colleagues at Draper Tools held a cake bake sale in their office recently to raise money for their late colleague Dave. With a tasty selection of cakes on offer, £120 was donated to Headway Sussex, with Gift Aid to be collected on top as well.

Dave had been a member of our Futures Group which is aimed at those who are living with the effects of brain injury interested in taking the next steps towards rebuilding their lives after brain injury. The group meets online every Tuesday, between 11am and 12.30pm via Zoom, with a face to face meeting once a month – currently this is at our centre in Newick.

Dave’s colleague Debbie, had this to say about his involvement with Headway Sussex

“The most important thing that you and your group gave Dave was hope.  Thanks for making it possible for him to join your group when he couldn’t figure out how to pay, I know that hearing from others about their struggles and how they were coping plus the conversation he had with yourself gave him the hope he needed that things could improve and a more positive outlook.”

To find out more about all our Support Groups, please visit this page.