ARC is a small charity, working in a field which does not easily attract funding, so the efforts of our fundraisers are vital to provide the resources we need to be able to continue to give information and support to parents.
Over half of our income comes from donations and fundraising - we depend on you so that parents can depend on us. By becoming an ARC fundraiser, you will ensure that parents are always able to turn to ARC for impartial support and information when they are told there are difficulties in their pregnancy.
Jo, Ellen and Flora ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon for ARC in March and raised over £2,400!
Leanne and Dean completed a half marathon in March for ARC and raised over £600!
In June, Ricky and 13 friends completed the 42 mile Lyke Wake Walk in under 17 hours and raised over £5,000 in aid of ARC.
Mark recently completed a number of events in aid of ARC, finishing with a 124 mile run and raising over £2,300 for ARC in the process!
Have our fundraisers inspired you? Fundraising for ARC can be as easy as making a single or regular donation. But what if you want to get more involved? From marathons to cake sales, sponsored swims to skydives, the sky really is the limit when it comes to fundraising for us! Here are some ideas to get you started:
A sporty challenge:
If we've whetted your appetite for getting involved to help ARC, why not download our Fundraising Information Pack, which includes:
You may also find the following websites a source of inspiration:
You may have your own idea for an event to raise money for ARC. Contact the ARC office on 0207 713 7356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help with any questions you might have. We can also send you one of our fundraising packs, to help ensure your event is a success, including:
We can also send you the ARC logo in .gif format if you wish to use this in your publicity material, or we can write a letter of approval for you to give to potential sponsors. Simply call 0207 713 7356 or email email@example.com.
If you do want to fundraise in aid of ARC, please download and sign our fundraising agreement. You can return this as a scanned copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us at 345 City Road, London, EC1V 1LR.
Social media is a great way to generate interest in your fundraising for ARC and to become part of our fundraising community. Start by liking the ARC Facebook page and following ARC on Twitter. We'd love to hear about your fundraising progress, it's also a great way of finding out about the fundraising achievements of other ARC members.
Even if you're not able to actively fundraise for ARC, you can still support us by helping to raise our profile.
Though ARC is a very small charity, it supports parents and healthcare professionals throughout the UK. As well as giving non-directive information about antenatal screening, we are unique in providing a specialised range of support resources, which are a lifeline for those with an affected pregnancy.
When a pregnancy goes well, there are lots of resources and support services for expectant parents. However, when there are problems in a pregnancy, it becomes very difficult for parents to know where they can find unbiased information and support. While many hospitals do know about ARC, and pass on our information to parents who are facing problems, we want to ensure that all parents are given our details when they need them.
Fundraise for ARC without leaving home! You can help raise our profile and our funds through:
As well as making one-off and regular donations online, these websites also allow you to set up your own fundraising event page in aid of ARC.