Fundraising for Mindout
MindOut works to improve the wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and end stigma about LGBTQ mental health we rely donations and money raised from fundraising to continue our vital work.
We are very grateful for any support you can give us, all donations go directly to running services provided by and for LGBTQ people with lived experience of mental health issues.
See below for some ideas for how you could support us by making donations, coming along to our community fundraising events, hosting a fundraising dinner and taking part in sponsored sports.
If you are interested to take part in any of the the below events, or if you have an idea of your own to support MindOut, please contact [email protected]
Donate by standing order
Supporting MindOut by monthly standing order is one of the best ways in which you can help us. Even as little as £3 a month can make a real difference. It’s easy and will take less than two minutes by filling a form here.
Donate by SMS You can make a donation by simply sending a text to 70070, saying LGBT30£ followed by the amount you wish to donate (choose from as little as £1 to £10).
Donate online We have a dedicated pages on JustGiving and LocalGiving just for MindOut so that you can make a donation online. Click on one of the links below to donate directly and don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid option (when applicable). Donate with JustGiving – Donate with LocalGiving
Donate via eBay If you are decluttering or have an unwanted gift or have something in your house that don’t need anymore, why not selling it through our eBay charity account? You can choose from 10% to 100% of your final sale to be donated. Or get in touch to donate the item to us and we will sell it on your behalf.
Leave a legacy to MindOut You can remember MindOut by making a bequest in your will, helping us support people in the future. You can bequest MindOut a fixed amount or chose to leave to us the remainder of your estate after all other bequests and expenses have been settled. If you already have a will you can add this instruction to it.
Swim for MindOut – 1st April 2017
Support our MindOut Swimmers for our LGBTQ sponsored swim on Saturday 1st April.
For more information and to donate:
MindOut for the Laughs
Our annual night of polished Pride entertainment returns to warm up your Pride weekend. This year we return to the Komedia for a night of splendid comedy cabaret hosted by Spice with special guests headlined by award winning comedian Zoe Lyons.
Watch this space for further announcements around the full line up and tickets will go on sale in May 2017
Vitality Half Marathon, 25th February 2018
Don’t miss out on one of the most popular races in the running calendar. Run for us at the Brighton Half Marathon next year and make a difference to LGBTQ people with mental health problems. The flat course makes it perfect for novice runners and with over 12,000 runners set to take part, this fantastic race will be bigger and better than ever before
If you are interested in running for us contact Kate: [email protected]
Brighton Marathon, 15th April 2018
Run with team MindOut in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities. This seaside marathon starts in Preston Park, follows a route past the iconic sites of Brighton, and finishes next to the beach just past the pier. With an amazing atmosphere and beautiful sea views, this is the perfect event for runners of all levels and experience. Every mile you run and every penny you raise will mean that when an LGBTQ person who is experiencing mental health distress needs us, we’re there. Together we can support the well being of the LGBTQ community and reduce stigma and discrimination. If you are interested in running for us contact Kate: [email protected]
My Costume Drama
Last year the very wonderful Aaron Lawrence (AKA Spice) joked about liking fancy dress and then found himself agreeing to dress up in fancy dress every day for a year!!! To raise money for MindOut. He raised an incredible 18K for us which is an extraordinary achievement. Could you do something extraordinary for MindOut ? your very own costume drama or another idea you have that could get you lots of sponsorship? Please get in touch with Kate [email protected] if you would like to support us in this way.
Dine for MindOut
Sharing good food with friends is a source of joy for many people. Dine For MindOut is encouraging our supporters to do just that, and raise money at the same time. All you need to do is:
1) Choose a theme, 2) Invite your friends over, 3) prepare a meal, 4) Eat the food, 5) Collect a donation at the end.
We recommend a minimum donation of £15 per guest, but there is no limit depending on what people would like to give. You could host an event in your office and ask your colleagues to be involved, just like MP Caroline Lucas did last year. For more information contact Kate: [email protected]