Go spotty for Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Could you take on an event for Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September? We need you to show your support and get involved with our #SpotLeukaemia campaign. Check out these fundraising ideas for some spotty inspiration.

This September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re looking for fundraisers to get involved with our #SpotLeukaemia campaign.

Every 55 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with leukaemia. However, many miss their symptoms or think they’re due to another, less serious illness, such as the flu. That’s where #SpotLeukaemia comes in.

We want to make sure the UK public can recognise the signs and symptoms of leukaemia, and we need your help to spread the word.

So, whether you want to take on a challenge with family and friends, or get your colleagues signed up for a day of events, try our ideas below and go spotty this September.

Retro spotty games

This activity is perfect for all ages. All you have to do is get your hands on some board games with a spotty theme, whether it be checkers, Connect Four, or Hungry Hippos.

Then, you can either ask people to pay a small fee to take part in a board game tournament or get people to sponsor you to play games for an allotted time. It really is that simple.

Human Hungry Hippos

This idea capitalises on the previous one, turning one of the most popular board games into something even bigger and better.

Not sure what Human Hungry Hippos is? Check out the video below.

Now that you have an idea of what this game entails, why not gather your friends or colleagues and give it a go this September? It’s sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces, as well as draw in a crowd.

Spotty dress down day

An oldie but a goodie, a dress down day is a simple way to get everyone involved in your office or school. All you have to do is charge people a set fee, say £2, to wear casual, spotty clothes for a day. You’ll be surprised by how much a dress down day can make!

Guess the number of in the jar

Another classic fundraiser, this one simply involves filling a jar with something spotty – such as Smarties, lollipops or Maltesers – and asking people to pay a fee to guess the number in the jar. Whoever’s guess is closest wins the jar!

Spotty bake-off

This was something we took part in last year at Leukaemia Care HQ! Great for offices or schools, this challenge involves everyone baking their own spotty-themed cake and either paying a fee to enter it into the ‘Bake Off’, or getting others to pay for a slice. Don’t forget a prize for the winner!

Twister tournament

Twister is a game that’s loved by adults and children alike, so gather your family, friends and colleagues for a Twister tournament in aid of leukaemia patients.

All this challenge entails is getting participants to pay a fee to take part and organising a prize for the winner. Then, let mayhem ensue.


Want to take on one of these challenges this September? Then get in touch with our Fundraising team for advice, information, and a free fundraising pack.

Call them on 01905 755 977, or email fundraising@leukaemiacare.org.uk.

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