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‘Fundraising for my birthday through Facebook was such an easy thing to do. My friends and family were really supportive and I was so pleased that I was able to raise so much, to help save the lives of others!’

Kerry , who received a lifesaving stem cell transplant in 2007.

How to fundraise for your birthday

If you’ve got a birthday coming up, how about celebrating your life by saving another’s? Setting up a fundraiser on Facebook is a super easy way to do something different in the name of gracefully ageing.

To set up a Facebook fundraiser for your birthday, you can follow this quick link which will help you with the basics. Or you can visit the Anthony Nolan Facebook page and click on ‘Fundraisers’ to get started!

You just need to decide your fundraising target and choose when your fundraiser will end. It’s great to set it up a few weeks before your birthday, so there’s lots of time for people to donate and make sure those eager beavers haven’t already bought you a gift. Here's our handy guide on everything you need to know about fundraising for your birthday. 

Make it your own

You can personalise how your Facebook fundraiser looks by changing the title and including your story about why you’ve chosen to fundraise for Anthony Nolan. Make sure you explain why you’re passionate about supporting people blood cancer and raising funds for Anthony Nolan – by sharing your story, friends and family are more likely to donate and help you save lives.

Facebook will give you the option to upload a cover photo for your fundraiser, and we’ve got you sorted. And we've got lots of great graphics you can save and use to promote your birthday fundraiser. From letting everyone know what you’re doing to saying a big thank you, you’ll have the fanciest Facebook fundraiser on everyone’s feeds! 

Finally, make sure to tag us in all your birthday posts and contact us if you need any help. We can’t wait to see your amazing birthday fundraiser!

You can also fundraise on Instagram. Here's how:

  1. Tap to post a new story
  2. Search for the 'Donation' sticker
  3. Search for 'Anthony Nolan'
  4. Add the sticker and post your story!

Make sure to tag us in the story and we'll give it a cheeky share!

If you're not on Facebook...

If you’re not on Facebook, you can still fundraise for your birthday. You can set up a fundraising page on JustGiving . These pages are simple to set up, and you can still personalise your page to share why you are fundraising for your birthday.

You can share your page with all your family and friends via social media and email, and every donation made on the page goes straight towards saving lives. Here’s a handy guide on the JustGiving website to help get you started with setting up your own page. 

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