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Celebrate and donate

Celebrate and donate – an easy way to raise money for type 1 diabetes research

Do you have a birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special occasion coming up? Then we’d love it if you requested that guests celebrate and donate. Rather than giving unwanted gifts, ask guests to make a donation instead. You and your guests will be able to celebrate your special occasion knowing that your donations will help thousands of people with type 1 diabetes in the UK.

How to celebrate and donate to type 1 research

Set up a Facebook birthday fundraiser

Facebook birthday fundraisers are a great way to raise funds for type 1 research and you’ll be raising lots of awareness too.

Set up your Facebook birthday fundraiser, follow the simple steps and in just a few minutes you’ll be ready to fundraise. Simply share your fundraiser on your newsfeed and invite your friends to donate. It couldn’t be easier!

Facebook fundraisers are 100% free, meaning that JDRF is not charged a penny and all the money you raise will help to make a difference.

Create a JustGiving page

Click here to create an online fundraising page at Justgiving. This is a great way to allow guests to easily donate, even if they are unable to attend your celebration.

Virtual gifts

If your guests still want to give you a gift they could always choose from our range of virtual gifts in our online shop. Each virtual gift will help to fund important research or support people type 1 diabetes.

Whether guests choose to make a direct donation or choose a virtual gift you won’t be left with unwanted presents. You’ll have an extra cause to celebrate as well – helping to fund vital type 1 diabetes research.

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