Take up a fundraising challenge or hold an event

Put the fun into giving to EKM by taking up a fundraising challenge or hosting a fundraising event!

Go solo or gather friends, family and colleagues together to run, walk, cycle, quiz, raffle, auction, fancy dress, game, bake, dance, dine - there are lots of ways to do something to raise money for us.

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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Thanet Community Lotto

Support EKM by playing the Thanet Community Lotto

Thanet Community Lotto

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.

Good luck!

Give as you Live

Raise for EKM when you shop online

Give as you live online fundraising

You can raise money for EKM every time you buy something online.


EKM onlineHow Give as you Live works

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.

Join Give as you Live - sign up today