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Fundraise in your Local Community

Getting your community involved is a brilliant way to raise vital funds and awareness to help us to support those affected by the devastating consequences of encephalitis. Our fundraising team are there to support you throughout your fundraising journey and we have lots of information and resources available to help in making your event or activity a huge success. If you'd like to get involved and raise money for us, please get in touch by emailing fundraising@encephalitis.info or give us a call on +44 (0)1653 602062

Raising funds 

There is so much that you can do in your local area to raise much needed funds and awareness for The Encephalitis Society. Whatever you choose to do, you will be supported by our fundraising team who will be there to guide, advise and make sure you have everything you need!


Ideas for Fundraising


Collection Boxes

The simplest way to fundraise is to place collection boxes in your local community, such as pubs and supermarkets. Always ask permission before you do so, and we can help by providing you with an authorization letter. The money raised from each collection box placed really does add up!

Organise a stand

Raising awareness at your local club, pub, place of work, supermarket or community event is a great way to let people know about our important work and is a wonderful opportunity to talk others who may not have heard of encephalitis and want to support us. Have nibbles and information to hand. A piece of cake is a great conversation starter!

Arrange a collection

Arrange a collection in a local supermarket. Most supermarkets will be happy to agree to a collection if you plan it well in advance.

Put on an event

You can organise anything from a coffee morning to a charity ball. Quiz nights, fancy dress parties, sponsored silences, raft races, sponsored haircuts, all will catch the attention of your local community!

Local organisations

If you're a member of a Ladies Group, Rotary Group or Golf Club (for example), ask if they will consider choosing us as their charity of the year. We can send you information to display and in some cases can pop along to your meeting to explain more about our work.

Take part in a local event

Take part in a run, cycle, bake-sale or personal challenge and get sponsored for it. Challenge yourself to achieve a personal goal – it will be worth the effort! Take a look at our events page for more ideas.

The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 4189027. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1087843.