Fundraise for us
Thank you for choosing to fundraise for A Bit of a Break, a little goes a long way! Please visit our JustGiving page to find out more.
A Bit of a Break sources unfilled weeks in holiday properties for people living with terminal illness and their families.
Property owners gift the week free of charge. A Bit of a Break pays for the overhead costs linked to each of our guests’ stays. This is to cover for cleaning, laundry, heating and any other associated costs. This cost ranges between £50 and £180 per break.
EVERY donation we receive funds more breaks for more families who have loved ones with a terminal illness, giving them time away in beautiful places to make lasting memories.
Eat cake, hold a snake or swim a lake for… A Bit of a Break!
Except for your imagination there are no boundaries to what you might do to challenge yourself and raise money for us.
Go it alone! Don’t be afraid… remember all the funds you raise help provide a much-needed break for a someone living with a terminal illness.
Do a bike ride, a hike, a garage sale. Host a cake bake, bun sale, dinner party.
Go wild… abseil, sing karaoke, do a bungee jump!
Download a sponsor form and enjoy yourself…
Please register your event with us so we can support you in any way we can. If you need notification that your event is supporting A Bit of a Break, this can be arranged.
- Choose your event. Choose something you and your participants, will enjoy.
- Organise and plan. Make sure your venue is appropriate and available. Choose your date and plan who to invite.
- Set up a Just Giving page or sort out your donation method. Consider setting a target for donations, this can inspire people to give.
- PROMOTE your event – this is critical to success and can be word of mouth or online. Social media is great for this!
- Hold the event – smile, enjoy yourself…let us know all about it!
- Collect all your donations…
And finally THANK everyone involved – especially yourself for a fantastic achievement. You have helped more people with terminal illness to experience a wonderful break at a time when they, and their families, really need it.
We hope that you have lots of photographs and/or videos of your event. If you choose to share them on social media don’t forget to give the link to your JustGiving page to encourage donations. Include the link to A Bit of a Break as well so people can read about the fantastic charity you are raising funds for!
A few do’s and don’ts…
Please ensure that all the events you plan are safe and legal. For example: you may like to hold a raffle, but there are regulations, so you may need to check if anything applies to your event. This includes licenses for things like money collection or serving alcohol.
For further information you can visit: The Government’s guidance about fundraising legally and responsibly.
There are three ways to collect any donations you have received from your fundraising event:
If you or your donors/sponsors pay tax in the UK please ask them to tick the Gift Aid box. This will ensure that we receive 25% extra on top of any donation made from the UK Government. This applies to donations only not monies received from any events you have held.
Sponsor Forms–simple and they really do work! Please ensure that people fill out their information on the sponsor form so that you can collect the donations when the event is completed.
Or, you can set up a JustGiving page easily through their website. Simply go to www.justgiving.com/abitofabreak and follow the instructions.
Alternatively, you can send your collection of donations to us using your debit/credit card or people can donate straight to our JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/abitofabreak
You can pay any monies raised directly to us via our bank account at
Sort Code: 30-98-97
Account number: 68736360
Cheques should be made payable to A Bit of a Break and can be sent to:
A Bit of a Break, Woodlands House, Clifford Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 0AL