Skip to main content

JDRF is undergoing a transformation.
We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

breakthrought1d logo

Plan your own event

Bring your idea, vision or dream to life by fundraising your own way!

A woman sitting at her cake stall as she is fundraising for JDRF with a bake sale.

Ready, steady, go!

Thanks to amazing people like you, we’re working on life-changing type 1 research to make life better for every one of us and to find the cure we all want so much.

Here you’ll discover everything you need to make your fundraising a huge success and lots of fun and find exciting fundraising ideas and tips in our fundraising guide.

Your step-by-step guide to planning your own event

  1. Download your fundraising guide
  2. Decide how to get involved
  3. Choose a date for your event
  4. Create your own fundraising page – JustGiving and Enthuse are great places to start
  5. Let people know – tell friends, family and colleagues and keep them up to date to help encourage donations
  6. Host your event – check out the tips in our fundraising guide
  7. Send in your donations
  8. Pat yourself on the back! You’ve made a big difference to everyone affected by type 1

What would you like to do?

If you’re looking for some fundraising inspiration, check out these top ideas. Remember, every penny counts. With all of us doing whatever we can, we’ll find the answers to type 1 diabetes faster – and have some fun!

JDRF fundraisers dressed up in fancy dress costumes with Rufus, the type 1 diabetes bear

Get dressed up

Fancy dress parties, non-uniform school days, and themed days at work are a fun way to raise money.

Blue and white cupcakes that have been iced with the letters JDRF

Get baking

How about holding a bake sale, cake raffle or lunch? Cash for cake is always a winner!

Teenage fundraisers on exercise bikes, raising money for JDRF

Get moving

Lace up your trainers for a couch-to-5k run, or set yourself a step challenge. You can do it!

Tickets for a JDRF charity event

Get together

People love a quiz or games night – and you can even do it online. Thinking caps on!

Shared stories

Tell us about your fundraising

Let us know your plans by completing the form below and our Supporter Care team will be in touch. If you have any questions, contact Sophie, our Supporter Care Fundraiser, at or on 020 7713 2030.

Connect with us on social