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Special events

JDRF hosts social fundraising events, like gala balls and dinners, that give you the opportunity to have a fabulous evening whilst helping to advance our mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.
Content last reviewed and updated: 21.02.2024

Group of friends with beverages laughing together at the ball

We have extensive experience in delivering successful events, and we’re also looking to work with partners on new and established events such as award ceremonies, balls, Livery company dinners, comedy nights and many more. Your support will help us improve lives. 

Choose JDRF as the beneficiary charity for your next special event 

Our in-house Special Events team will work with you on a bespoke support package depending on the type and size of event.  We can offer:​ 

  • Support from experienced event managers 
  • Event volunteers on the night 
  • Charity videos and materials for use during the event 
  • Speakers for events  
  • Help with sourcing auction and raffle prizes 
  • Case studies and information about the charity for you to include in event materials. 

For more information and to discuss your event in more detail please contact our Special Events team at   

Donate a prize 

The success of our special events relies heavily on the generosity of people and organisations who donate prizes for our raffles and auctions. 

We strive to secure prizes at no cost so we can continue to raise as much money as possible to fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.   

If you or your company would like to donate a prize, we’d love to hear from you.  In thanks for your support, we would acknowledge the generosity of you or your company at the event.    

We’d be delighted to discuss the ways you could help. For more information, please contact our Special Events team at 

Sponsor an event 

Our special events provide a range of opportunities for your company, from sponsoring an event to advertising in the events brochure. 

Sponsorship of our special events provides a platform for your company to increase brand awareness to a wide audience.   

Benefits of sponsoring a JDRF event include exposure to high value individuals and corporate peers. There are a number of packages available for each event, or we can work with you to build a bespoke package in line with your organisation’s objectives.  Package features can include: 

  • Table packages to reflect the level of sponsorship 
  • Logo placement throughout the event and on printed materials 
  • Advertising within the event programme 
  • Social media activity 
  • Opportunity for product placement at the event 
  • Logo placement on the JDRF website 

For more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss the opportunities available for your company please get in touch with the Special Events team at  

The more we raise from our special events, the more we can do to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes. 

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