Walk a total of 10 KM, as many times as you like, on your own or with your family and pets, around the comfort of your own home, garden or local area! The charity is encouraging as many people as possible to take part in this FREE 10 KM sponsored walk between Friday 1st October to Tuesday 30th November 2021. This year we are holding the walk throughout Mouth Cancer Action Month to raise as much awareness as possible.
The Mouth Cancer Walk is designed to increase awareness of mouth cancer, celebrate survivorship, create an opportunity to meet friends, remember lost dear ones, and also have a fun time!
The Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness walk in 2021 will be bigger and better than ever as more people will easily be able to take part. We are excited to see all the different 10KM routes and photos from all around the UK.
We hope participants will be able to gain sponsorship for their walk from family, friends and colleagues to raise funds for the Mouth Cancer Foundation; however, this is not essential as the aim is simply to raise awareness.
There will be great prizes for the top fundraisers so start campaigning for sponsorship early! See the Prizes section for further information.
We have partnered with Virgin Money Giving so that you can create your own online web page for free, which will allow you to collect sponsorship easily and efficiently. The money you raise is paid directly to the Mouth Cancer Foundation along with Gift Aid.
Online Fundraising - Get Your Own Web Page!
The Mouth Cancer Foundation supports people with mouth, throat and other head & neck cancer face the crisis of cancer through survivor networks and advocacy. It provides support and information for patients, carers and health professionals through its award winning website, unique online support group of over 4,800 members and telephone helpline service.
Sponsorship Form - Paperbased Fundraising!
Download our free Sponsorship Form (PDF) to collect sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues. You will need a PDF Reader to open the document; if you don't already have the software, get the free Adobe PDF Reader.
Donations by Cheque (Don't forget Gift Aid - see below)
Make cheques payable to: Mouth Cancer Foundation
Postal address: Mouth Cancer Foundation, Larchfield Loft, 2 Larchfield Close, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9DD
Gift Aid - making your money go further
Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give, we'll receive an extra 25p from the Government, helping your donation go further. Download and print this Gift Aid declaration form (PDF).
Participation in the Mouth Cancer 10 KM Awareness Walk is about physical exercise, fun and fundraising. And, whilst there is no minimum sponsorship requirement to participate in the event, there also is no maximum. The Sky really is the limit!
At the very beginning we recommend that you set yourself a target of how much you are hoping to raise in sponsorship as this can help you to focus on your fundraising efforts. By following the steps below, you may even find yourself exceeding your fundraising target!
Think about who you could ask to help you in your fundraising activities and decide when best to set about enlisting their support.
Make a list of potential sponsors - include relatives, friends, neighbours, sports and social club members, school / college friends, colleagues, business contacts etc - and decide when to approach them.
Ask your company for support. Many companies will match the amount you raise - it can give them good publicity and it's a tax benefit too.
Keep accurate records for yourself and your chosen beneficiary. Record all money received on your sponsorship form, together with details of who made the donation and when.
And don't forget before you start fundraising to ask whether your chosen beneficiary is eligible to receive tax relief on sponsorship donations as this can really boost the amount raised.
By being original and planning ahead, fundraising can be really rewarding and enjoyable!