Donate your birthday

Make your birthday one to remember. Why not tell your friends and family to save the wrapping paper and ask for donations this year? You'll help make sure we're there for young cancer patients when they need us most.

It’s even easier than blowing your candles out:

Step one: set up your JustGiving or Facebook donate page 

Step two: shout about it loud on social media

We’ve got some images below for you to share with family and friends. Don’t forget to add the link to your JustGiving page when you post. If you’ve decided to host a virtual birthday gathering let your friends know the details.

Step three: once the cash is collected, the fun doesn’t have to stop

There’s so many ways you can continue being a part of Team Young Lives – check out our fundraising from home page for more virtual fundraising ideas.


Shout about it!

We know you’ll be great at convincing your pals to donate for your big day. But here’s some images you can post on your social media accounts to help get the cash rolling in! Don’t forget to share your JustGiving link when you post.

What a difference a day makes

By pledging your birthday, you will help to make sure we are there for young cancer patients and their families. Times are tough for all of us right now, but they’re even tougher for children and young people with cancer.

Here are some of the ways your fundraising will help….

  • £25 would pay for a social worker to do a home visit – stopping a young cancer patient becoming isolated.
  • £35 funds a whole family’s accommodation near the hospital their child is being treated at for one night.
  • For every £100 we raise a family can get a Young Lives vs Cancer grant to pay for everything they need when first diagnosed with cancer.
  • £1000 pays for the bereavement support of 5 young cancer patients and their families.


We’re not fussy when it comes to fundraising! Got an anniversary, engagement or pet birthday to celebrate? Why not turn those special moments into support and get your friends and family involved? No gift bags or glitter necessary!

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