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It's now just a matter of days before the starter's gun sets 3,800 runners on their way through city centre streets for the inaugural Run Norwich 10k.
A team of ten amateur enthusiastic cyclists are taking on their biggest challenge yet this summer, riding from Nice to Venice over six days.
It's tough at the top, so the saying goes. And for a select group of philanthropists, adventurers and entrepreneurs, these words may take on new depth as they embark on breath-taking £4 million fundraising challenge.
BT's free online fundraising service, MyDonate, has reached a new high of 8000 charities, making it one of the most popular giving platforms in the UK.
The 22 year-old fundraiser set off in August 2014 to walk around the coast of Ireland and the UK to raise awareness and money for The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
The last time husband and wife cycling enthusiasts Paul and Elaine Grainger rode to Monte Carlo, they spent most of their time trying to get warm in sub-zero temperatures.
Jacob Gwilliam is not your typical nine year old - since age five, he's been taking part in endurance challenges to raise funds for Footsteps, a charity that supports bereaved youngsters.
Thanks to the generosity of the great British public, the latest BBC Children in Need appeal raised a total of £49.1 million.
The sky's the limit for 22 plucky skydivers this September as they take on a 10-15,000 feet freefall plunge for charity.
Holly is asking people to 'click and hug' using social media by sharing her Facebook page and Twitter account, @hugsforholly, hashtag #HugsforHolly
Why would 53 year old business continuity manager Neil Wainman take on cycling over the French Alps, often billed as one of the world's toughest routes to conquer?
Twenty year old lifeguard Hayley Bowker from Suffolk has raised more than £300 with MyDonate for The Silver Line, a charity that supports older people who feel isolated and vulnerable.
This July two hardy teams of amateur rowers will race non-stop across the Mediterranean Sea to raise funds and awareness for the HPV & Anal Cancer Foundation.
Calling all MyDonate fundraisers, now's your chance to claim the top prize in a fabulous competition organised by leading outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse and partner BT MyDonate.
Imagine if you and your family were really struggling with money.
A new education charity, The Cassidy Trust, is calling for supporters to take part in an epic virtual journey happening throughout 2015.
Jackie, a nursery teacher from Newcastle, was scaring herself silly to raise funds for the Thomas Bewick School Association of Friends, a small charity that supports children and young people with autistic spectrum disorder.
Wooden Spoon, the children's rugby charity, proudly supported by BT MyDonate, has organised the northernmost rugby match in history at the North Pole and is waiting for verification that it has set a world record.
A seventeen-strong team of Samaritan volunteers took on the choppy waters of Bristol's docks and paddled their way to victory in aid of charity.
Excitement is building in and around the Somerset town of Nailsea as the local community gets ready to hold one of the biggest events of the year.
The Charity Commission has issued advice on how to give safely during Ramadan which falls between June 18 and July 17 this year.
The thought of children at the Mukachevo orphanage in Ukraine enduring another harsh winter with broken windows was enough to motivate 12 bike riders to power all the way from North London to Southend.
Scottish schoolboy Charlie Marsden is parting with something he loves this autumn – his long brown hair.
The Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project can be found on the road in their mobile community café armed with lots of useful local information and plenty of coffee and cakes.
BT MyDonate has teamed up with leading publication Third Sector to bring charities expert fundraising advice.
This November Donna Miller is aiming to raise £1,000 by shaving off her long locks for two charities – the If U Care Share Foundation and Sara's Hope Foundation.
This August, Sue Woodcock will be marking her 70th birthday by doing something she absolutely loves – supporting her favourite charity.
Take a look at what activities MyDonate fundraisers and charities are doing to support Nepal.
When Matthew Carson took up running at the age of 40, he didn't know his first 10k race would help furnish Estonia's first recovery centre exclusively for women.
Watch this short video of Gareth Davies as he trained for the London Marathon - running for NSPCC, the UK's leading children's charity.
The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home used crowd-funding platform Thunderclap to broadcast a short video featuring lovable rescue dog Reggie.
Get ready for Volunteers' Week. Taking place from 1 – 7 June, it's the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
When an Enniskillen-based Parkinson's Disease charity put out a request for people to take part in an organised fire walk, two of its keenest local supporters, Catriona Duffy and Fiona Benson, were quick to respond with a great big 'yes'.
Just 24 hours after the first earthquake struck on 25 April, Global Action Nepal (GAN) launched its 'Rebuild Nepal' campaign on BT MyDonate.
In April MyDonate reached a major milestone when the one-millionth donation was made using the online fundraising service. And, as promised, MyDonate gave £250 to the charity who received this donation, the Mexican Disabled Children's Trust (MeDiCT).
On Saturday the 13th of June, dozens of yachts will set sail from Plymouth Hoe to tackle a 26-mile offshore course to raise money for local charities.
Sixteen year old Jamie Carstairs plays in a variety of brass bands and this summer he's embarking on a tandem bike ride with his family from Land's End to John O'Groats.
The Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an urgent appeal with MyDonate for donations in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.
A team of 30 volunteers from TEECH is gearing up for a return to Moldova this summer to take part in the Telecoms Eastern European Challenge (TEECH).
Steve Tippins aims to cycle one thousand mile cycles from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of New Life, a charity that raises money for special care baby units in and around Berkshire and Wiltshire.
Fundraisers Claire Southern and Hayley Mayes have designated 2015 as the year to do something memorable. After much deliberation, the duo settled on climbing 6,000 metres up Kilimanjaro on September 17th.
“I wouldn't be here to tell my story without the work of air ambulance charities,” says 23 year old novice abseiler Charlotte Abraham from Guildford in Surrey.
More than 20 runners took part in this year's London Marathon to raise money for AbleChildAfrica. With such a large team of supporters, it's vital that charities like AbleChildAfrica find creative ways to engage and motivate them to keep going.
This July, more than 100 cyclists will be taking up the Investec Ashes cycle challenge in a bid to raise over £300,000 for The Lord's Taverners.
What does the future look like for corporate giving?
MyDonate fundraiser Susan Feasey is gearing up to jump out of a plane on the 16th of May. Thanks to free fundraising from MyDonate, every penny raised from her jump will go straight to the 1st Carlton Colville Air Scouts.
Siblings Megan and Jake Archer are competing in the Stroud Trail Half Marathon on May 10th to raise money for The Willow Trust – a Cotswold charity that provides days on the water for disabled and seriously ill children and adults.
On the 16th of April our one-millionth donation was made here on BT MyDonate and as promised, we have donated £250 to the lucky charity who received this donation.
It's here, the hotly-anticipated fundraising event of the year. Here at BT MyDonate we'd like to wish all of our MyDonate fundraisers good luck for the 35th London Marathon.
Last summer we featured MyDonate fundraiser Arran Linton-Smith as he took on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 cycle race. Arran's unique spin on fundraising saw him aim to break the world record for the most brand logos on a single piece of sports clothing.
The Songwriting Charity is set to begin its first major cycling event this summer when scores of fundraisers will join in Nightrider - an endurance challenge taking in 100km of London's open roads, overnight in June.
After a hip operation last October, fundraiser Becca Horner decided to set some health goals and raise money along the way, using MyDonate.
To celebrate the one millionth donation on MyDonate, we're giving £250 to the charity that receives this donation. Will it be you?
The British Friends of Vanuatu (BFoV) has launched an appeal for funds to help rebuild schools on the islands following the devastation.
The figures are in, and Red Nose Day 2015 was the biggest to date.
Fundraisers Jessica Mével and Dara Meunier will be leading a team of nine on a 350-kilometre cycle across India this August.
MyDonate fundraiser Ambeya Begum has never been abroad. This September, however, she'll be tackling the challenge of a lifetime by joining a sponsored trek across the Great Wall of China.
The 2nd Bedford Boys' Brigade company is embarking on a number of fundraising projects in celebration of its forthcoming 60th anniversary in 2016.
More than 100 musicians from Kensington Symphony Orchestra (KSO) have raised over £19,000 for charity after completing a continuous six-hour concert at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush, West London.
Nominations have opened for the BT-supported Tech4Good Awards 2015 – celebrating people who improve the world using digital technology.
The Rural Coffee Caravan Information Project (RCCIP) is a simple but innovative community project making a real difference across rural parts of Suffolk.
Award-winning charity, Streetwise Opera uses the power of music to help homeless people make positive changes in their lives.
Around 100 fundraisers are taking on a 24-hour spinathon challenge on the 20th of February in a bid to raise £3,000 for the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) in Hereford.
Handcrafted was set up in 2012 by a group of volunteers, driven by a desire to help disadvantaged people in County Durham.
When you have a terminal illness, every moment with your other half matters. Time is precious - so planning a wedding can be overwhelming.
Daredevil Tanya Hogan is getting ready to throw herself out of a plane for her very first skydive in March to raise life-saving funds for Alex's Wish.
When a charity for street children who wanted to set up a marathon walk last June contacted the BT MyDonate helpdesk, they got through to helpdesk manager Andy Hamill.
Calling all charities, fundraisers and donors: You can now share your stories, photos, videos on the brand new MyDonate Facebook page – 'MyDonate from BT'.
Follow the example being set by thousands of BT employees up and down the country who are being encouraged to get fitter and healthier in 2015 - and raise money for their favourite charity at the same time.
Locals in Gwynedd, North Wales, will be dusting off their dancing shoes and donning their glad rags in aid of charity later this month.
Leslie Morgan has a dream. He wants to compete in the Olympics. But this isn't just a pipe-dream. Leslie, a young adult with autism, has been selected to compete and represent Yorkshire and Team GB in the 2015 World Special Olympics Game.
The Rotary Club of Bath is running a rather special Christmas appeal this year. It's hoping to put a smile on children's faces this Christmas thanks to its Wizzybug appeal.
Every year the Rotary Club of Market Drayton, Shropshire, has raised thousands from its annual Tree of Light Christmas appeal.
Boxes of Hope is a shining beacon of how a small charity can work with its local communities.
Body & Soul is marking its 18th birthday year with a whole host of exciting fundraising activities in a bid to raise £1m.
A team of 17 BT employees will be taking on a 90-mile walk across Northern Ireland to raise funds for the BBC's annual Children in Need appeal.
Hitting the road in a Daihatsu Hijet van, found on eBay for £750, Lauren and Lucy completed the 10,000-mile road trip from London to Mongolia and raised an astonishing £8,500 along the way.
The Royal Latin School in Buckingham is getting ready for its 600th birthday celebrations in 2023 with a bold ten year fundraising plan to transform the school's facilities.
A whole host of TV, music and radio stars are getting ready to host this year's glittering BBC Children in Need appeal.
This summer Amy Hughes, a 26-year old sports therapist from Shropshire, hit the road and made national headlines for her 53 marathons in 53 days challenge.
Every penny raised through MyDonate, for Tilden Project Nepal, goes straight to work in supporting communities in Aruchour - a small village in the Syangja region.
Medical Aid Films is an innovative film-making charity that's making a big difference in low-income counties through simple, low-cost videos.
At the end of August, Chrissie MacLellan took on the nuts challenge - a gruelling 14 km run and military-style obstacle course around Swires Farm in Dorking, Surrey - to raise money for Veterans with Dogs.
Ben Shakeshaft is a 20-year old fundraiser who is busy promoting his Burma Cycle Challenge - a 400km round trip cycle ride through Burma, over five days, in aid of HopeAsia.
Sam Hawthorne is determined to give something back by taking on, in his words, a 'crazy challenge' by cycling across India to raise £5,000 for Life Association.
Peter Glanville, a former Rugby Union player and captain of Gloucester, led a group of 17 former team mates and friends on a merry bike ride from Land's End to John O'Groats this September.
The Lord's Taverners, Chance to Shine and PCA (Professional Cricketers' Association) Benevolent Fund teamed up for 'Cricket United Day' and raised just under £60,000.
“Online giving through MyDonate is so easy and it's great that 100 per cent of donations go to the charity. People know that what they give is what gets used,” says Andy, following his Swiss Cycle Challenge.
Paul Fletcher and three friends have bought two £500 bangers to help them complete a mission with Italian flavour.
October 1st is International Day of Older Persons – an annual celebration backed by the UN.
Stars from across TV and radio are getting ready to take part in a celebrity baking contest for BBC Children in Need.
The Friendship Café offers a range of facilities and activities that are used with gusto by the community at large - but particularly children and families living in the nearby Barton and Tredworth areas of Gloucester.
Volunteers and supporters of the Wakefield and District Down's Syndrome Support Group are busy limbering up for a 'Super September' of fundraising.
Mark Leadbeater is on a mission to raise £2,000 by lacing up his running shoes and entering as many races as possible.
This month we've been chatting to the people at Aid Bukavu Education – a charity based in the Democratic Republic of Congo – about their plans to bring literacy to the children of Bukavu in south Kivu.
“She was vibrant, full of energy and flair – she affected everyone she met with her heartfelt kindness and generosity of spirit.”
Andy Taylor is an ordinary bloke with an extraordinary dream - to cycle the length of every western European country - and raise a shed load of cash for charity along the way.
When we heard that television actor Richard Mylan was planning to do a sponsored sky dive for autism we were rather excited and got on the phone to have a chat with him about his fundraising.
By modelling for a series of 'bold and beautiful photographs', taken by friend and professional photographer Megan Milburn, Rachel Gilbey has been turning heads and raising funds for Crohn's and Colitis UK.
Barry Donegan from Crewe is bringing the beautiful game to five nations this summer and will be using MyDonate to support his mission.
Here's a creative spin on traditional bike ride fundraising. Cyclist Arran Linton-Smith is taking on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event this August.
This June eleven-year old Aneesah Sharif completed a 37-mile walk to raise money for charity.
At the beginning of May 38 year-old Will Macrae took part in Strictly Inverness – a dance competition organised by the Highland Hospice.
The 1st – 7th of June was volunteering week – a national celebration of volunteers and their positive contribution to charities across the country.
Susan Stanger trekked Mount Snowdon to raise vital funds for Mission Direct – funding that will support the creation of a refuge centre for Maasai women.
To celebrate the first birthday of The Supporters Club we're launching an exciting campaign - We Are One.
Resonding to our volunteers' month campaign, David Craig from Lifesavers Scotland wrote in to let us know how much he values the support of volunteers.
Two men, a motorbike and a 4×4, one mission: to drive from Kabul, Afghanistan to The Kennels (the clubhouse at Goodwood) this May to raise money for Mission Motorsport.
The global 'Get your feet out for the street' campaign aims to raise funds for the 100,000 children living and working on the streets in the cities of six countries across Africa.
Small charity week, running from the 16th to the 21st of June, celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK's small charity sector.
The London Oliver Wyman Charity Auction, held last November, raised an astonishing £32,000 – smashing their £20,000 target.
A group of friends from Nottingham are trekking 84 miles along the Hadrian's Wall Path this July in a bid to raise awareness of brain cancer.
Earlier this year, we featured an article about the Cambridge Openreach team as they embarked on a 100-mile cycle ride - we now catch up with the fearless foursome to find out how their ride went.
Eight-year old Scarlett Sephton is an enterprising little fundraiser - at the end of May she donated her long locks of hair to The Little Princess Trust – a charity that buys wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment.
At the end of April, fundraiser Jo Atkins and her husband Nigel took on a five-mile sponsored walk round Clatworthy reservoir, on the edge of Exmoor to raise money for S.U.R.E.
The Animal Sanctuary is appealing to donors for urgent funds to nurse Lola - an abandoned horse – back to health.
June 1st -7th is Volunteers' Week. Now in its 30th year, the annual celebration recognises the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
In June Alexander Cooke will be leading a team of motorcycle riders to 'Ride to the Rock' - a trip from Dover to Gibraltar to raise money for charity.
This August the home of Dracula will provide a stunning backdrop for fundraiser Jayne Harms who is trekking across the Transylvanian Alps.
Baroness Martha Lane Fox CBE has undertaken a 50 mile fundraising walk along Hadrian's Wall to raise funds for AbilityNet, Aspire and CES UK.
Damian is taking on a mammoth fundraising task - to run 40 marathons, across the UK, in 40 weeks.
Lauren Joseph and Lucy Dalby are driving from London to Mongolia, in a Daihatsu Hijet van, found on eBay for £750, to raise funds for Guy's Trust.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is the new independent regulator for charities in Northern Ireland.
A charity is appealing for donations to help a two month old baby girl from the Ukraine who requires urgent medical attention.
Keeping their eyes peeled for the elusive Nessie, fundraiser Petr Cermakova and his friend Petr Sychra, pedalled some 80 miles round Loch Ness to raise money for UK Mastocytosis.
Fundraiser Richard Evans is setting off to pedal round the world on a recumbent - a bicycle that places the rider in a laid back reclining position.
In this short video Esther tells us more about how MyDonate's free fundraising service is helping The Silver Line tackle loneliness.
We first featured their story back in November last year, but now the Innovators Assemble team challenge is coming to a close it's a good time for an update on their amazing efforts.
A group of family, friends and colleagues have come together to create a lasting memorial for speeding victim PC Andrew Duncan who died last September.
This spring, fundraisers Christina Brigati and Brandon Carroll put their best foot forward in the 36th Barcelona marathon.
A Midlands charity will be turning the local region various shades of pink this April in memory of Libby Mae Sharratt - a baby born at Birmingham Women's Hospital.
Scarlet Isaacson will be running in the 34th London marathon to raise funds for Pegasus Playscheme, a charity offering summer activities for children with disabilities.
Cancer patient Leah Boundy is throwing the mother of all parties for her friends and family to celebrate life and raise money for Cancer Research UK.
The Oscar nominated actor John Hurt, CBE, has launched a £50,000 appeal to help create a Screen Heritage Centre at Cinema City in Norwich.
The Brighton marathon is becoming one of the most popular long distance running events in the country.
Down Syndrome Training and Support Service, Bradford, will be gathering friends and families for a fun packed evening of celebrations to mark World Down Syndrome Day.
Seasoned travellers Francesca Mason and Rebecca Anderson have travelled far and wide and are busy planning their next exhilarating adventure - to walk, hitchhike, beg and borrow their way from London to Morocco.
Watch this short video which tells the story of the project and reveals why the charity uses MyDonate for its fundraising.
It's stateside-bound for father-daughter duo Abi and Tim Taylor who will be taking part in the 44th New York City half marathon on Sunday March 16th.
We caught up with Mike Fitzgerald after he had recovered from his expedition to solo 500-mile walk along the ancient Camino to Santiago De Compostela path in aid of MND Association.
David Gregg embarked on a transatlantic voyage to raise funds for Horatio's Garden - find out the highlights of his exciting trip.
A host of brave celebrities teamed up with members of the military and BT's chief executive, Gavin Patterson, to abseil 148 metres down the BT Tower – all in aid of Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Gavin Patterson, chief executive BT Plc, abseils tower for charity. Donate here!
Donate here to sponsor one of 30 brave volunteers who will be abseiling a nail-biting 148 metres down BT Tower in a daring drop to raise money for Sport Relief and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
When they're not busy with their everyday work, the Openreach team from Cambridge use their free time to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.
The winter edition is out now and it¹s jam-packed with useful content.
A host of brave volunteers from the world of sport and television are getting ready to take part in a daring drop down BT Tower in central London to raise money for Sport Relief.
Sport Relief 2012 delivered a record-breaking total of £67.9 million, and now it's back this year from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March.
The ref is looking at his watch. The atmosphere is electric – the crowd of supporters swells, cheering as the last seconds of the game tick away.
The BT Tower Dining Club is a new and exciting opportunity for charities registered with MyDonate to apply for a table on the 34th floor - the revolving restaurant - at BT Tower in London.
James Finnerty is cycling some 10,000 miles from London to Shanghai on a fundraising bike ride full of eastern promise.
Mark Stevenson's efforts have raised valuable funds for Survivors - a rape and sexual trauma centre based in Hull and the East Riding.
During the Christmas break twelve year old Jacob Timbrell had an inspiring idea for a rather thrilling adventure. His idea was that he and his father, Mark Timbrell, should drive to Lapland and raise money for children at Christmas.
The government has this month published new guidelines about how to run a local community event without getting caught up in too much red tape.
Watch the new heart-warming video about the incredible fundraising and support SThree gives to charity SOS Children.
Stewart Bethell is a seasoned fundraiser but 2014 will bring him his biggest charity challenge yet.
Photographer Megan Milburn is undertaking an imaginative photojournalism campaign to challenge preconceptions of beauty and raise awareness of Crohn's disease.
Here at MyDonate we understand that fundraising can sometimes be a bit challenging. We've put together five simple resolutions that we reckon will help you boost your online donations this year
A new year brings some great fundraising opportunities – perhaps the chance to beat that personal best in the marathon, or simply the chance to raise more money for your favourite charity.
Bill Foster will run more than 80 miles, in a bid to raise money to provide shelter for homeless people in the borough of Waltham Forest, based in Walthamstow, East London.
Next March Gareth Axenderrie will be embarking on a 7,000 mile challenge to walk around the entire Great British mainland coastline.
Charities can maximise funds raised online by using MyDonate. That's according to a recent review of online fundraising services carried out by Which?
Staff from Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) use their skills and expertise to support communities in Tanzania through the Vine Trust.
Fundraiser Laura Foreman, who works in Dubai, is taking part in the inaugural 'Color Run' in Dubai, dubbed the 'happiest 5k on the planet'.
As the nights draw in and the temperature drops , we have come up with some fundraising suggestions that are just that bit more snug and warm...
It's that time of year again as we hear about our fundraisers up and down the country donning their Santa gear and hitting the tarmac to join the annual rite of passage that is the Santa Dash.
In October, Jo McMahon completed her first 5k race on Bournemouth waterfront, raising funds for national disability charity SCOPE.
As well as MyDonate, BT offers a whole bunch of services to help charities thrive as part of its Better Future programme.
Fundraiser Andy Dransfield completed a five-day trek through the Sahara desert for charity.
Celebrities turned out in force last week answering the phones to support the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.
Eton Housemaster David Gregg will be swapping his gown for a lifejacket later this month as he sets sail across the Atlantic on a daring fundraising voyage.
On Saturday 16 November Martyn Stevenson-Read took his ironing prowess and endurance to a new level with a 12-hour 'steam-off' in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an appeal for people affected by the devastating Philippines typhoon.
Las Vegas will soon become boogie city when thousands of fit rock 'n' rollers hit the strip for one of the world's glitziest marathons.
Welcome to our very first 'Spotlight on' feature where we'll be chatting to some of the latest charities to sign up to MyDonate's free fundraising service.
Intrepid fundraiser Ali Reza Master is walking 80 kilometres across Iraq this December, battling the blistering cold and temperature, as he, and 17 million others, take part in an annual pilgrimage.
Here at MyDonate HQ we've put our thinking caps on and have come up with some spooktacular ideas to help you raise a scary amount of money this Halloween.
On Friday 4 October more than 40 BT people slept rough in four cities – London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham – to raise at least £25,000 for Action for Children's 'Byte Night'.
A charity dedicated to caring for very small and sick babies, Ickle Pickles turns gifts and donations into specialised equipment to help Neonatal units.
September signals the start of autumn, bringing with it the changing hues of the leaves and a sense of a fresh start. For Michael Fitzgerald, it brought a unique challenge - a 500 mile trek along the top of Spain.
Beth Courtier is a determined lady. She also knows a little about how to fundraise. Earlier this year she headed off to the Atlas mountains in Morocco - as a volunteer - to help local communities build an education centre for underprivileged children.
As dusk falls over the sprawling oaks of Windsor Great Park, and the last rays of light glow on its rusty leaves, hundreds of people will be gathering on the 6th of October to take part in a twilight walk with a purpose.
Fundraiser Karl Djemal will be trekking 80,000 steps across the Great Wall of China later this month to raise funds for Action on Hearing Loss, a hearing support charity that helps his deaf son.
Roll out the Barrel Trust is running a virtual balloon race online throughout October, with all proceeds going towards sending Rolling Water Barrels to Syrian children in Za'atari Camp, Jordan.
Fundraiser Shelley Watts and her crew will be bringing a spectacle of vibrant colour, rhythmic drum-beats, and possibly a dash of rain, to Bristol docklands later this month when they take part in this year's Dragon Boat Festival.
On your marks, get set, go! Fundraiser and runner Salome Stanford will be treading the streets of Bristol on the 15th of September to raise money for charity.
Cyclists from across the world will be pedalling through Clwydian Range and the Dee Valley on the 8th of September for the Etape Cymru.
My name is George Williams, I am seven years old and last year I rode the Mini Ellipse on the back of my dad's bike on my tag-a-long.
Bryan Allan has an extreme passion for racing motorcycles and at the end of August he'll be taking part in this year's Manx GP & the Classic TT to raise money for charity.
Later this month Jodi and Hazel will be running a marathon with a difference. They'll be taking part in the Íslandsbanki Reykjavik Marathon on Saturday 24th August.
BT Troubleshooting team was recently called upon to advise on setting up an administration system for UK charity, Changing Faces.
When he's not doing his day job as a network designer, BT apprentice Harry Wilson is busy raising funds to enable him to take part in the Challenge Kenya 2014 programme.
Natalie Webb will be getting in step this September for a half marathon with a groovy difference: 'Run to the Beat' - London's biggest and most unique half marathon.
Runners from across the world will be gathering in the Scottish Highlands this weekend to take part in a footrace with a vengeance: The Devil o' the Highlands.
We've been receiving a lot of valuable feedback from you: charities, fundraisers and donors, about charity event fundraising pages on MyDonate.
We're having some glorious weather at the moment aren't we? But we were thinking: why not take the opportunity to inject some fundraising fun into your summer holidays?
To those of you cycling in the forthcoming Prudential RideLondon this weekend (3rd - 4th August), we wish you the best of luck.
You may have heard that charity fundraising website Charitygiving.co.uk was suspended very recently.
In what is quite possibly the world's shortest sponsored walk, a team of fundraisers will be feeling the heat later this month in a sponsored firewalk.
A group of 20 students from Keele University will be travelling to Marrakech, Morocco in mid August to undertake what could be their most challenging assignment to date.
This summer young people across the country have been summoned to dig out their hiking boots, polish their compasses and navigate their way to the countryside.
Rowers from across the world will soon be gathering in Spitalfields Market, London for a rowing contest with a difference.
Corporate fundraising is undergoing a quiet revolution.
The Shankly Bike Ride, set up in the great football manager's honour, will take place this August. Funds raised will be used by the Liverpool FC Foundation to help improve people's lives.
This September the sleepy, lakeside village of Coniston in Cumbria will come alive with the sound of kayak oars hitting the water and crowds of cheering supporters as the Guide Dogs Coniston Challenge gets underway.
Spare a thought for fearless trio, Helen Dolpin, Neil Herron and Gary McFarlane.
This October Andy Dransfield will be taking on the challenge of a lifetime, a five-day trek through the Sahara desert.
This autumn Sarah Lucas will be zipping across The Quays, Manchester to raise money for North West Blood Bikes Manchester.
This September hardcore cyclists will be heading Stateside for a bike ride of epic proportions.
2012's biggest sporting event was the Olympics. This year brings the Doughnut Dash in aid of Kidney Research UK.
When Jane Tomlinson CBE died of breast cancer in 2007, she left behind a hugely impactful legacy in the form of For All Events, a charity events organisation headed by her husband Mike Tomlinson.
Anaesthesia departments across the UK are being challenged to put their baking skills to the test to raise vital funds for the Lifebox Foundation.
Following the success of last summer's 'Mission to Moldova', volunteers from TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) are busy preparing for their return this August.
Customers of BT Sport will now be able to help disadvantaged young people thanks to a new and exciting fundraising initiative from BT – The Supporters Club.
An event to potentially rival Tour de France will see cycling enthusiast Sarah Bowen pedaling round the coastline of England and Wales this summer.
Last month, BT launched a major initiative - Connecting Africa - in partnership with SOS Children's Villages, an international charity focusing on children at risk.
London-based charity, Ickle Pickle's ambassador Lorraine Blackburn, will be taking the plunge in a tandem parachute jump on 27th of July.
How can charities make the most from opportunities presented by significant fundraising events like the London Marathon?
The headquarters of the MyDonate customer service team is situated in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland.
This Wednesday May 22nd is 'Wig Wednesday' when people across the UK will unite to raise vital funds for children and young people with cancer.
A team from MyDonate is set to attend the Foodbank Network National Conference 2013 in Birmingham this week.
BT has teamed up with international charity SOS Children's Villages to provide broadband internet access to twenty African communities as part of its newly launched 'Connecting Africa' project.
We would love to hear all about how you are raising funds for your favourite charities and why.
A big well done from MyDonate to everyone who took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.
Two years on, and the service has grown to become more popular than ever with charities, donors and fundraisers.
Some extra places have been announced for what promises to be the North's sporting event of the year – The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon.
Fundraisers Hannah Smith and Diarmaid McDonald are well on their way to completing an amazing trans-continental cycling trek for charity.
A highly illuminating article on The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Partnership Zone tells the story of how waterways around London's Olympic Park were given a major renovation in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
For the past month Shirley Rose, has been working as a volunteer at a mosaic workshop project in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), the charity that co-ordinates the responses of the UK's 14 leading humanitarian charities, has launched its Syria Crisis Appeal.
We are thrilled to announce that the all-new MyDonate toolkit for charities and fundraisers is now available.
Are you ready for Red Nose Day this coming Friday?
Entries are now open for the third annual Technology4Good (T4G) awards and MyDonate is urging charities and community groups to take a very close look at one particular category – The BT Get it Together Award.
Payroll giving schemes are wrongly considered as being too complicated when they should be recognised as one of the most effective forms of committed giving.
A brand new feature, designed to help charities raise more money from popular fundraising events, has been introduced to the MyDonate website.
Super-fit runner and prolific fundraiser Lisa Cryer has spent the last four years competing in half-marathons and 10k events in aid of her favourite charity, Magic Moments for Autistic Children - but this year she will take on her toughest challenge yet.
Charities need to have robust financial management, policies and procedures running through their organisations if they want to plan for the future effectively and flourish.
Last summer Ipswich-based charity TEECH (Telecommunications Eastern European Challenge) took a team of willing volunteers on a Mission to Moldova.
MyDonate fundraiser Shirley Rose is counting down the days until she waves goodbye to the UK and flies off to Nepal to begin a month's volunteering at a mosaic project.
MyDonate is sponsoring a live Q&A on the Guardian's website to discuss the issues of payroll giving.
Jayne George, director of fundraising at Guide Dogs, outlines how guide dogs are trained from puppies to become working dogs supporting blind and partially sighted people from across the UK.
Help Freedom Matters- a charity that rescues and rehabilitates trafficked young people in Nepal.
Well done to everybody who spent the night out under the stars in Worthing on Saturday night for the annual Sleep Out event.
Here at MyDonate HQ, we've been very busy over the last few weeks working on some great new additions and features for our site.
International development charity, Childreach International, has named MyDonate as its Supplier of the Year 2012.
One in six charities believe they may face closure in the coming year according to a recent poll.
A message to charities - your employees, fundraisers and supporters can all now download a very handy tool.
Calling all fundraisers - you can now download a very handy tool which will encourage your contacts.
Over the past few months we've been busy making MyDonate's reporting tool even easier for charities to use.
Charities across the UK are being offered the chance to get their hands on a free website thanks to BT.
From Scotland to London, from Exeter to Manchester, the last few months have seen the MyDonate team travelling up and down the country meeting and listening to so many of you.
MyDonate has produced a new video with highlights of some of the hugely successful events that took place during Guide Dogs Week in October.
Do you have a fundraising story to tell - be it funny, heart warming or simply crazy - MyDonate wants to hear from you.
We want to make MyDonate even better for everybody who uses our free service - and that's where your feedback comes in.
Seven in ten charitable organisations in Scotland have witnessed an increase in digital donations.
Weeks of dedicated fundraising came to a sensational climax on Friday, with this year's BBC Children in Need telethon raising a record-breaking £26,757,446.
Women in the UK are being urged to go 'BearFaced' on Friday 9 November to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Around 25,000 people pounded the streets of Portsmouth at the weekend as part of what's being described as the biggest ever Bupa Great South Run.
Guide Dogs Week, which ran between October 6th and 14th was a fantastic success with more than 450 events taking place around the country raising much-needed funds and awareness for Guide Dogs.
BT's MyDonate service has been named as the official online fundraising partner for this year's BBC Children in Need.
MyDonate has teamed up with the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund to help raise a million pounds in a year for 17 Scottish charities.
MyDonate is set to play a key role in a new national fundraising campaign - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) - spearheaded by Cancer Research UK.
BT Troubleshooter is a free service for charities that helps them to overcome business-related challenges they might face.
An organisation that allows people to donate cars to charity has won the 'Innovation in Fundraising' category at this year's Third Sector Excellence Awards 2012.
MyDonate has agreed a new partnership – including the sponsorship of four conferences - with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW).
Guide Dogs Week may be fast-approaching but there's still plenty of time for fundraisers to get involved.
Once again, the event was a spectacular success with 55,000 competitors completing the famous race this year.
The curtain has closed on a sensational Paralympic Games and it's clear that the performance of all athletes has inspired a nation.
BT's MyDonate is one of the sponsors for the prestigious Third Sector Excellence Awards, which recognises and celebrate the outstanding work of charities and not-for-profit organisations.
The 'Mission to Moldova' saw a crew of 25 volunteers travelling by road across the continent to a school in Valcinet, a small town in the middle of the country.
Reaction to the report published by MyDonate and the Institute of Fundraising - "Understanding donor behaviour in a digital age".
If you've been inspired to get up off the sofa and get swimming or cycling or running watch this short video from the Brownlee brothers.
MyDonate has helped Childreach International – which works to unlock the potential of children worldwide – to plough an extra £100,000 into key projects.
A new MyDonate app has been launched which enables fundraisers to manage and promote their pages via their mobile phones.
MyDonate - in partnership with the Guardian's Fundraising Hub - sponsored a lively online Q and A session about how events can make money for charity.
MyDonate is teaming up with charity Guide Dogs to become the exclusive fundraising partner for Guide Dogs Week 2012 (October 6th – 14th).
Nine out of ten UK charities are now investing in digital media according to a new report published by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and MyDonate.
This year's Institute of Fundraising (IoF) National Convention at the Hilton London Metropole is once again expected to be a sell-out with more than 2,200 people attending the annual event.
The clock is ticking towards the start of this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards with judges claiming that the 'quality of the entries was noticeably higher than last year'.
The shortlist for this year's Technology4Good (T4G) Awards has been announced with 26 finalists whittled down from more than 200 nominations.
MyDonate has added a new feature to its website that allows people to raise money together as part of a team.
Fundraiser Jess Kinney - a second-year university student and team leader for one of the charity's Challenge Events - explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.
A six and three quarter mile sponsored walk to raise vital funds to restore the historical Wendover Arm canal is being organised for September 2nd.
In March 2012, 75 students in Blackpool and Brighton threw themselves into the bitterly cold sea to raise money for Childreach International. Fundraiser Alison Prisley explains why she got involved in the 'Big Dip'.
When you start your fundraising activity you'll be giving it your all. So don't let it go unnoticed - maximise your PR.
Communications minister Ed Vaizey and TV presenter, Mariella Frostrup, are just two of the names urging businesses, charities, schools, social enterprises and individuals to enter the Technology4Good Awards 2012.
Football freestyler Dan Magness is nearing the end of a marathon 200-mile walk – while playing keepy uppies.
UNICEF UK, the world's leading children's organisation, has chosen MyDonate as its online donation platform for its 'Keep It Up for Soccer Aid' fundraising campaign.
There will be dancing in the streets next month as hundreds of buskers hit the UK's pavements in an attempt at a world record - and the chance to raise money for Childreach International.
To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've been asking some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate. Here, Firoz Patel, chief executive of Childreach International, answers the questions.
From long distance swimming, cycling and running, Nova International's challenges raise an estimated £50m a year for charity through sponsorship.
The three winners, each receiving a £100 donation to go straight to the charity of their choice on MyDonate, are...
Donor fatigue, giver burnout, whatever you call it, it's something most fundraisers are bound to encounter at some point - but there are still things you can do to try to persuade supporters to help you and your cause.
To commemorate the first birthday of MyDonate, we've asked some key figures in the charity sector to tell us their thoughts about online fundraising, the use of technology and MyDonate.
BT's MyDonate website is the first online fundraising site to be recognised by disability and e-accessibility charity AbilityNet for being accessible to people of all abilities.
As a charity or a fundraiser taking part in one of the dozen running and swimming events, you can sign-up with MyDonate now and raise more money for your cause.
Charities aiming to fundraise successfully in the current economic downturn need to believe in what they are doing
How do you choose the right charity to support for a fundraising event such as the Bupa Great North Run? If you've not chosen your charity already, here are some tips.
Fundraisers looking to get themselves fit and ready for some of this year's biggest sporting events can benefit from sound advice given by two of the world's top triathletes.
Come and see us at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) annual conference on Monday, March 5th at The Brewery in London.
This week (February 20-26) has been Student Volunteering Week 2012 where students up and down the country put others first and help out.
If you're taking part in one of the Bupa Great Run or British Gas Great Swim events, you'll want to make sure you raise as much money as you possibly can - so what are the best ways to promote your event?
Some fantastic creative thinking by a fundraising team has tapped into the themes of fun and sport in a one-day Dodgeball tournament to smash the fundraising target of £10,000.
Almost each one us makes News Year's resolutions and almost the same number of us break those same resolutions - so why not set yourself a definite goal to aim for and start training for a fundraising event.
The UK is the fifth most charitable nation in the world - up from eighth last year - according to a new survey by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
Anyone working in the voluntary sector is being invited to take part in the annual National Council for Volunteer Organisations (NCVO) annual conference.
The festive season is one of the most significant times in the fundraising calendar for charities. Yet despite the numerous high profile appeals, many organisations still struggle to attract the extra pounds spent over this time.
It's worth taking the time to remind ourselves that Christmas is a time for giving and by giving through sites like MyDonate we can help those who are really in need at this time of year.
Some great ideas on how to raise money for charities over the Christmas period.
Children in Need broke all records this year raising an incredible £26,332,334 on the Friday night - an increase of £7 million on last year's total.
TV host Matt Baker has swapped his comfortable sofa on The One Show for a rainy rickshaw as he takes part in a gruelling 484-mile charity challenge from Edinburgh to London in aid of Children in Need.
With just weeks to until BBC Children in Need the clock is ticking towards one of the country's favourite fundraisers.
A youth worker is to spend a week on his own in a shop to help raise money for Bootle-based children's charity Ykids.
Help for Heroes (H4H) – which raises money for wounded service men and women – has been named 'Britain's Most Admired Charity' by Third Sector.
Understanding the potential of social media and constantly upgrading personal skills are just some of the top tips shared by half a dozen of the UK's leading charitable fundraisers.
The Third Sector Excellence Awards 2011 honoured the work of the not-for-profit industry at a black-tie dinner that was attended by more than 500 guests.
This year the BBC's Children in Need appeal takes place on November 18. This is the 31st appeal and over the years it has raised millions of pounds to help make positive changes to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
A new website, a deeper engagement with social media and increased used of the MyDonate fundraising platform are all beginning to pay dividends for KidsOut.
Comedian David Walliams has raised almost £1.2m thanks to his epic 140 miles swim down the river Thames.
Some 54,000 people are expected to take part in this weekend's Bupa Great North Run in a bid to conquer the 13.1 miles course from Newcastle on Tyne to South Shields.
Some of the UK's leading public figures – including Dame Judy Dench, Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Michael Parkinson – are supporting Remember A Charity Week to encourage more people to leave a small gift to charities in their will.
BT MyDonate is delighted to become a partner of The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network - for professionals who work in, and with, the voluntary sector.
A team of cyclists has just covered an epic 140 miles in two days to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
Valley Kids – a community regeneration charity based in Rhondda Cynon Taff – is looking to raise £150,000 to help fund an exciting cultural exchange between disadvantaged communities in Wales and South Africa.
Seventeen BT employees ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon this weekend, raising £4,000 so far via the MyDonate website, for the charity Paralympics GB.
The organisations entering the 2011 Third Sector Excellence Awards have now been shortlisted and eagerly await news of their entries at a ceremony on 28th September at the London Lancaster hotel.
Comedian, writer and actor David Walliams is currently taking on his toughest physical challenge ever – swimming the length of the river Thames for Sport Relief.
A network of consumers with a diverse range of disabilities has given the MyDonate website a 'thumbs up' for usability, and has led to the site receiving an 'AbilityNet Accredited' award.
Staff working for small charities have just a few days left to apply for the Institute of Fundraising's (IoF) one-day conference for just £20.00, thanks to a new bursary scheme.
The UK has donated nearly £50million to the Disaster Emergency Committee's (DEC) East Africa drought appeal, but the charity says more needs to be done to help the 12 million people at risk in the region.
The Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, has announced that a £10 million fund is being made available to charities and social enterprises to help them win more capital investment and public service contracts.
Peter Lewis has been announced as the new chief executive of The Institute of Fundraising (IoF), and will join the organisation in October.
Charities will miss out on £2.8bn of public funding in the next five years if planned government cuts are passed on proportionately to the voluntary sector, according to the NCVO.
Newly-wed Zara Phillips and Hollywood star Ewan McGregor joined a flotilla of other celebrities to take part in a 50 mile race around the Isle of Wight to raise money for charity.
Seven Scout leaders and their friends have successfully cycled 127.5 miles from Liverpool to Leeds along the towpath of the North of England's longest canal.
Three men from Nottinghamshire are planning to drive some 1,300 miles in a car that cost just £50 to raise £2,000 for autism charity NORSACA.
Save the Children has teamed up with broadcaster ITV for a brand new weekly entertainment series for Sunday evenings beginning on July 17th.
Magic 105.4 has registered its 'Cash for Kids' charity with MyDonate to raise money for independently registered, local charities in the UK.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has launched an urgent appeal to help more than 10 million people in East Africa parts of which are suffering their worst drought in over half a century.
The Institute of Fundraising's National Convention held in London at the beginning of July has underlined the important work carried out by fundraisers.
This Sunday coming sees the 11th staging of the British 10K London Run. It's the biggest event of its type in the UK and is expected to attract around 25,000 runners from different countries and all walks of life.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the National Convention 2011 from July 4-6 at the Hilton London Metropole.
Volunteer fire crew based at BT's Adastral Park research centre in Suffolk raised more than £2,000 for charity by pulling an eight ton fire engine 25km.
Sixteen cyclists from BT helped raise more than £445 for Paralympics GB after completing a marathon 350km ride on an exercise bike.
More than 500 charities have signed up to the MyDonate service since its launch in April – with hundreds of other charities set to join in the coming weeks.
Homeless theatre company Cardboard Citizens has chosen MyDonate to support a 245 mile charity bike ride from London to Amsterdam in the autumn.
Congratulations are in order for the all the cyclists who took part in the London to Brighton charity bike ride held at the weekend.
TV presenter and celebrity Tweeter Ben Fogle has given the thumbs up to new guide that show fundraisers how to use social media to raise even more money for their charities.
MyDonate and a number of its charity partners were among those attending the prestigious Charity Awards event.
A Chichester-based charity has signed up to MyDonate to help raise the £110,000 it needs to fund the purchase of equipment at the Cobnor Activities Centre.
Registered Cancer charity Brown Dog, which has raised more than £240,000 since it was set up ten years ago, says it now expects to see fundraising soar following the launch of the MyDonate website.
A team of 19 enthusiastic cyclists and fundraisers are preparing to tackle a 950 mile ride from Switzerland to Sicily in aid of charity during June.
This Bank Holiday weekend will see around 10,500 fun-runners, fundraisers, celebrities and leading athletes participating in the Bupa London 10,000.
The government has published a white paper detailing plans to make it easier and more attractive to give time and money to good causes.
KidsOut, the UK children's charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness to disadvantaged kids, is planning to extend its online presence in a bid to engage with a wider spread of potential supporters.
Four keen as mustard cyclists are set to discover what it's like to navigate a stage of the Tour de France–while raising money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
AbilityNet – the UK charity that helps disabled people use computers and the internet – has given its full backing to the MyDonate web site.
To her friends she's a tour de force. To the domestic violence charity Women's Aid, she's one of their 'hero' fundraisers. And to anyone who knows her story, she is simply amazing.
Charities based all over the UK are racing to sign up to MyDonate – BT's new free online fundraising service.
This Sunday (April 17th) will see thousands of plucky individuals taking part in the London Marathon with a great many of them running to raise money for charity.
KidsOut, the UK charity dedicated to bringing fun and happiness into the lives of disadvantaged children, has published a table on its website that compares the cost to charities of using popular donation sites, including MyDonate.
When it comes to raising money for charity, Rob Scragg has a mountain to climb. Literally. That's because in November Rob begins an epic trek to Mount Everest's Base Camp to raise money for Cancer Research UK and ChildLine.
UK charities are to receive a much-needed cash injection following the launch of MyDonate - a new free online charitable fundraising service.
Kirsteen Ellis from Suffolk is a fantastic fundraiser. From organising coffee morning and sponsored talent shows to taking part charity walks, Kirsteen spends her spare time raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Last month's Red Nose Day was a brilliant event - a truly stunning night - and at the end of the record breaking evening Comic Relief raised an amazing £74,360,207 - the highest ever total reached on the night in Red Nose Day's 23 year history.
Londoners and Scots are the UK's most generous givers to charity, according to a survey by BT's new free online charitable fundraising service MyDonate.