Fundraising through Social Media

Fundraising on social media has never been easier 

You can now fundraise on Instagram and Facebook and tell your friends all about it! 

Instagram and Facebook are social media platforms where people can update friends and followers on their lives and share photos and videos. Now you can add stickers to your Instagram Stories and start a Facebook fundraiser to help support Cancer Research UK. 

Any money you raise will go straight towards funding our vital research. 1 in 2 people born after 1960 will get cancer in their lifetime. You could make a real difference in beating cancer by giving your friends and family the opportunity to get involved. 

Instagram Stories Donation Sticker


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Instagram donation stickers on Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories lets you share all the moments of your day using multiple photos and videos in a slideshow format. You can add a donation sticker to your Stories and let people know you’re helping beat cancer.

Don’t forget, Stories disappear 24 hours after posting. So if you want to save them, add them to your Highlights. 

Instagram donation stickers - A step by step guide

  1. Tap on your Stories button
  2. Click the sticker button (or swipe up)
  3. Pick ‘Donation’
  4. Search for ‘Cancer Research UK’
  5. Add the sticker to your Story

Start sharing your Stories with your friends and family today and help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Together we will beat cancer.

Facebook fundraisers 

Facebook fundraisers are a way to let your friends know you’re raising money for Cancer Research UK and ask them to donate. Fundraisers can be set up for any reason like a challenge you’re doing or in honour of someone else. 

A guide to Facebook donations can be found here. 

Facebook fundraisers - A step by step guide 

  1. Select Fundraisers  
  2. Click start a fundraiser  
  3. Select Cancer Research UK  
  4. Set a target of how much you want to raise  
  5. Tell your friends and family why you want to support us 
  6. Pick a cover photo for your fundraiser  
  7. Click create  
  8. Invite your friends  

Facebook Birthday Fundraiser  

This year, why not make your birthday even more meaningful? You can now dedicate your birthday to helping raise funds for life-saving research. 

Two weeks before your birthday, you will see a message from Facebook in you News Feeds giving you the option to create a fundraiser for your birthday.