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How to get started

Download a SANE fundraising pack, filled with ideas and tips to help make your fundraising a success.

Contact SANE’s Fundraising Team on 020 3805 1790 or email to discuss your ideas.

“Supporting mental health is wonderful choice, because so many people are in need of urgent help. Your involvement has the dual benefit of raising vital funds, while also helping to tackle stigma. I’m really grateful for all your help.”
Paul Flitcroft, Director of Fundraising and Marketing

Raising money is fun

Fundraising is a great way to support better mental health and have a good time. Whether it’s running a marathon, taking on a challenge or doing a sponsored activity, there's a whole array of inspiring activities. In this video Charlie and Philippa relate their amazing adventures cycling around China - all to support people affected by mental illness. Read more about their incredible journey.

How you make a difference

Your donations and the money you raise through fundraising is the vital link to helping those in need. One of the key ways we like to feed back to you how your contribution makes a difference is through supporter communications. Below are our recent updates.

Supporter update November 2014: Read about how Text Care has transformed the experience of Christmas for people like Emma and Amelia, and hear from Jacky, on of SANE's expertly trained mental health volunteers. 

Supporter update April 2014: Read heart-felt tributes from people who have recovered their mental health thanks to your donations, and learn about Rachel Kelly's memoir, Black Rainbow, and our #healingwords campaign. 

Supporter update January 2014: Find out how your contribution is helping people and changing lives. This update also details our latest work on Schizophrenia and Employment, and Suicide Prevention.

You can read previous supporter updates by visiting our Archive.

Why you should fundraise for mental health

One in four of us will be affected by mental illness at some point in our lives. In the UK, there are up to ten million men, women and children suffering from mental health problems at any one time. However, the impact of mental illness extends far further than the person who experiences it; experts estimate 6-10 more people are affected.

SANE improves quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We achieve this by providing confidential help, expert information and practical advice. Anyone can access emotional support, free of charge, at any time of day or night, 365 days a year. SANE relies on voluntary income to fund its work.

Our promise to you

We respect your privacy and will never pass your details onto another organisation.

It’s your choice how often we contact you, and whether it’s by post, telephone or email. Call 0203 805 1790 and let us know your preferences.

We promise to spend your money wisely. We are accountable, and for every £1 donated we dedicate £0.90 to helping people. The balance is used to find new supporters.

We are committed to making life better for people affected by mental illness. Our guiding principles are: Acceptance, Hope, Compassion, Respect, Dignity