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Fundraise

Each and every one of our amazing fundraisers plays a huge part in our life changing work. We can’t do it without you.

The money you raise helps us to pave the way to brighter lives for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence – and move towards our goal of a future free from abuse and fear.

Fundraise

Each and every one of our amazing fundraisers plays a huge part in our life changing work. We can’t do it without you.

The money you raise helps us to pave the way to brighter lives for people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence – and move towards our goal of a future free from abuse and fear.

Colin’s fundraising story

Colin (Banger Rally Colin) took part in the famous Banger Rally Challenge and raised an amazing £736 for First Light. Dressed as Batman, and driving his homemade version of the Batmobile (a Toyota MR2), Colin and 51 other cars left Charlestown Harbour in Cornwall and drove across eight countries to finish up in Saint Tropez in France on day seven.
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First Light helped me through an incredibly tough time. I am so grateful that because of them, I finally feel control over my own body and am able to run a half marathon to raise money for such an incredible cause.”

Isobel, Former Service User
If you know you want to raise money for First Light then, first of all, thank you. There are lots of ideas on this page about how you can raise funds and you can always contact Anna for more information and help on 03458 121212 or [email protected]

There are two main ways to get involved:

Take part in a fundraising event
Many of the people we help at First Light are taking a first, brave step.

We mirror this in our organised fundraising events and challenges which give you a fun way to be brave, set yourself a challenge, and raise money for First Light in the process.

Our current fundraising challenges are:
Do your own fundraising
Whether you’d rather be a host or hostess with the mostest, or set yourself a daredevil challenge, there are lots of ways to raise vital funds for First Light.

Steve’s fundraising story

Steve Colcombe ran the Plymouth 5k and raised £400 for First Light. He and his wife Sue are also regular givers who donate each month.
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I managed to complete the run in 38 mins. I must have had an adrenaline rush! I walked around the Hoe for an hour before the race with my t-shirt on, trying to make people aware of First Light.”
Our 100 ways to fundraise leaflet includes some great ideas to get you thinking, including:
  • putting on a karaoke night or even a mini festival,
  • climbing a mountain,
  • organising a dancing, surfing or talent contest,
  • walking a certain distance,
  • hosting a fancy dress party, coffee morning or games night,
  • running a face painting stall or treasure hunt.

Once you’ve made a decision, it also includes tips on how to plan your event, from choosing a date and time, to promotion and preparation.

Download the leaflet or get in touch with Anna using the details above to order a hard copy.

Why your help matters and where your money goes

can pay for a Helpline Support Worker to go through a safety plan for a family fleeing domestic abuse
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can provide a care pack for a victim of sexual assault or rape
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can provide a Play Therapy session for a child affected by sexual abuse 
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can help us recruit and train a Volunteer Mentor 
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can provide a course of therapy to support an adult to recover from abuse or violence  
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Other ways to get involved

Trusts and foundations

At First Light, we’re working towards a brighter future, free from abuse and fear, for everyone who has experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence.
We help businesses large and small to meet their social responsibility aims.

Media contact

If you’re a member of the media who would like to find out more about First Light and our work, please get in touch.