Fundraising hints and tips


Work with your club to organise a tournament such as:

  • A male only tournament
  • A female only tournament
  • Pairs tournament
  • Mixed tournament
  • Medals tournament
  • Stableford tournament
  • Texas Scramble tournament

If you prefer, add a little extra to the fees of an existing tournament, the difference in fee, could help to make a difference at your club.

The funds raised will go to the Bernard Gallacher Defibrillator Campaign and the equipment will be purchased for each club from this central fund.


Do you need inspiration on how to raise money for Defibs Save Lives?

At work

  • Run a sweepstake during big international sports events such as theGrand National, The World Cup and Wimbledon
  • Sponsored department challenge - a sponsored sky dive or football match maybe?
  • Donate 8 minutes of your salary
  • Casual day
  • Raffle


At school

  • Fancy dress - Teachers Vs. Students?
  • Disco
  • Cake sale
  • School concert



In your community

  • Coffee morning - invite your neighbours, friends and family!

  • Car boot sale
  • Football tournament
  • Street party


Challenge yourself!

  • Run a marathon
  • Climb the highest peaks!
  • Sponsored silence (Shhh!)


Whether it’s a skydive, a bake off, a sports competition or a sponsored snooze! – here’s some tips to help maximise your fundraising for your AED.

Maximise your supporters

  • Inform all of your friends, family and work colleagues what you are doing; in person, via email and social media.

  • Inform the team at Hearts & Goals about your fundraising, so we can help promote your event and AED launch.

Maximise your fundraising

  • If you are holding an event in a public house, ask for the profits made from the sales of a particular drink/ item of food.
  • Try to combine more than one fundraising activity at your event, for example hold a pub quiz and raffle.

  • Keep your Just Giving page active for a period after your event, this is when you receive approximately 20% of your donations.
  • Ask local businesses to become your official partner, in return they will get publicity.
  • Speak to your employers about Matched Giving; often employers willmatch the money raised from your fundraising event, pound for pound, helping them to achieve their corporate goals.
  • Contact your local council, Rotary Club or Lions for support towards your fundraising effort. Many councils and clubs welcome defibrillator or community grant applications. Download template letter to approach your local club.

Banking your efforts

There are many ways in which you and your community can send in the funds raised for your AED(s)

Please ensure that you state your unique Hearts & Goals ID number when sending in your money.  You will be supplied with your ID number once you have registered your goals to ensure that your funds are allocated to your AED.

Online fundraising

Set up your very own online fundraising page; it is quick, easy and the safest way to collect money. Create your Just Giving page here. Remember to include some information on why and what you are fundraising for.  Once you have set up your page, advertise it to your friends, family and work colleagues.  All donations will come straight to Arrhythmia Alliance and will be ring fenced to your community AED(s).

Bank Transfer

You can send in your donations for an AED by bank transfer.  Contact us to get the reference and bank details or a paying in slip.


We can accept donations over the phone by telephoning 01789 867 501, please make sure you have your card details ready.


Cheque donations are payable to:

Arrhythmia Alliance

15 Warwick Road
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6YW

Remember to Gift Aid it!

On your sponsorship form/ Just Giving page remember to remind people that if they are a UK taxpayer they can increase their donation by 25 per cent just by ticking the gift aid box and including their name and address.  This means that for every £1 they donate, Arrhythmia Alliance can claim an extra 25p at no additional cost to them.  Gift Aid declaration forms are available to download here.

Get in touch for more help and information

+44 (0) 1789 867


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