Fundraise Your Way

Whatever you cook up for Team Lily, we’ve got your back!

There are lots of great ways you can get involved with raising funds and awareness for mitochondrial disease. Whether you choose to run a marathon or hold a bake sale, fundraising for Lily is fun and rewarding. Take a look at the merchandise in our shop to make sure your event really stands out or email [email protected] and let her know what you have planned!

Hold your own event:

Quiz or Race Night

Why not get family and friends together for a really fun night?  Various companies can be found online to give you all the resources you’ll need. Why not include a raffle to raise even more funds!

Host a Gala Dinner/Ball

This is always a great way of raising both money and awareness. Ask your community to get glamorous and have a night to remember. By including a raffle and/or auction you could raise more funds too! We have created a guide to help you with your event.

Host an afternoon tea

If an afternoon event is more your cup of tea, why not get your friends and family round for a tea party! You could charge for entry and supply the food and drinks or ask everyone to bring some cakes and nibbles – we can supply you with decorations and labels!

Fundraise in your community:

Charity golf or shooting day

These types of events are hugely popular. It helps if you or someone you know is involved in the sport but even a novice can make them a success. When a sit-down meal is included in the evening they can raise in excess of £1000!

Pub Quiz

Get your local pub involved with raising funds!  By hosting a pub quiz you can charge teams to enter and offer a prize for the winning team – you could hold a raffle too!

Ask your school to do a non-uniform day

Such a popular way of raising money. Get your local school involved and you can easily raise £150+.

Fundraise at work:

Charity pamper event

These kinds of events could be held at a local salon. You charge entry and provide wine and nibbles. The salon owner can do taster sessions of treatments and sell their full treatments/products. Perfect for a girly night!

Dress down day

This is one of the easiest ways to fundraise in your workplace! Simply ask everyone to make a donation to come into work in their favourite comfy clothes. You could make it colour themed or fancy dress!

Bake sale

Your chance to show off your baking talents! Ask colleagues to bring in cakes, treats or savouries in exchange for donations.

We have partnered with some brilliant companies to make raising funds super easy!

Give as You Live

Want to help us raise more - just by shopping online? Well now you can with Give as You Live! When you shop at over 6,000 top stores including Amazon, Expedia and John Lewis via Give as You Live, they'll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for our charity!

Simply sign up, search for the retailer and start shopping. It's that simple.


Shopping through EasyFundraising means you can donate as you shop at no extra cost to you! There are hundreds of retailers working in partnership with the scheme so there is something for everyone. Sign up today to get started

Stamp Appeal

Did you know you can raise money for The Lily Foundation by collecting old postage stamps? Simply cut or carefully tear off stamps from used envelopes (being careful not to damage the stamp), and once you have a collection pop them in an envelope to:

The Lily Foundation
PO Box 16992
Sutton Coldfield
B73 9YA

Don't forget to tell friends and work colleagues you're collecting so they can bring you their used stamps. The more you collect, the more money we can raise!