Put the fun into giving to EKM by taking up a fundraising challenge or hosting a fundraising event!
1. Decide on your fundraiser
What you’re going to do, when, how and what your target is. It can be anything you want it to be, just make sure it’s fun, and achievable within the time set
2. Set up an online fundraising page
This helps you to raise funds quickly and easily, with donations going direct to EKM (as well as Gift Aid), and you can share your fundraiser online with lots of people.
Create your fundraiser on Go Fund Me and connect with EKM (search for 'East Kent Mencap' and select us as your chosen charity). You can personalise your page with images, stories and updates on your fundraiser.
If you choose to not have an online fundraising page, that’s fine too - look at how you can make a donation.
3. Promote your fundraiser
Tell as many people as possible - mention it to friends, family and colleagues.
Add your fundraiser to staff noticeboards, with community groups you engage with such as gyms and fitness classes, ask local shops and businesses if they’ll put a poster up, and share it on any social media channels you have.
4. Use EKM’s fundraising resources
Check out our resources and ideas
5. Tell us what you’re doing
Send us photos and updates and we’ll do our best to share on EKM’s social media platforms.
We stretch every pound you raise in supporting the lives of adults and children with learning disabilities in East Kent.
Get in touch
To speak with us about your fundraising:
Call us on 01843 808964
Email us at
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Play the Thanet Lotto and we get a donation with your ticket.
How Thanet Lotto works
Lotto tickets are £1 per week to play. You can win prizes up to £25,000!
Choose EKM as your chosen charity and we get 50p from each ticket to support our work.
Each ticket consists of 6 numbers. Each number is between 0 and 9.
There is a draw every Saturday night. A 6 digit winning number combination is picked.
Prizes are given to players with tickets that match the first or last 2 to 6 numbers from the winning combination. Match all 6 numbers and you will win the jackpot.
Sign up today to be in with the chance to win a cash prize whilst supporting people with a learning disability to achieve the things they want out of life at the same time.
You can raise money for EKM every time you buy something online.
Sign up for an account with Give as you Live Online.
From this account you can shop online. Click on the retailer you want to buy from and you'll be directed to their website where you can continue to shop as normal.
Your purchase will automatically generate a donation for East Kent Mencap!
There are over 5,500 online retailers to choose from, including for your food, clothes, and holiday shopping.