Fundraise for life-changing mental health research

You can support our research and raise the profile of our vital work by taking part in or hosting a fundraising event or challenge. From auctions to fun-runs, we’d love to hear about what you have planned. We may be able to provide you with some resources such as a fundraising bucket, running vests or leaflets for your event. We will also help publicise your event on social media. Just let us know what you are up.

How do I collect funds?

To raise money online, you will need to register as a fundraiser with Virgin Money Giving. You set up a fundraising page where your friends and family can make donations. Find out more about how to register as a fundraiser with Virgin Money Giving.

We use Virgin Money Giving as opposed to other fundraising websites, as they take a smaller proportion of the donation to cover administration costs, such as processing the donation and claiming Gift Aid. To find out more about Virgin Money Giving’s fees, please see here.

You can also collect funds offline and deposit them as a lump sum. Find out how to do this on our donation page.


See below for some of the fun our supporters have had raising funds for life-changing mental health research!

If you need more inspiration, check out this blog about David’s experience of running the Great South Run for us or hear from Ian about his Ride London journey.

Our commitment is that all donations from individuals will fund projects that promote mental health research that draws. We currently cover our administrative functions from the charity reserves that were donated by the founding family when the McPin Foundation was first established.