Our Big Charity Week

Big Charity Week is ABTA LifeLine's main fundraising and awareness week that encourages you to get together, hold a fun event - big or small - and raise money in the process. 

This year we are going nautical and we want you to join in with our new campaign;

'Float your boat for LifeLine' 

The idea is simple; get hold of some paper, fold your boat, decorate it, and take it to the water!

We want to see vessels of all shapes and sizes. From canoes to cruise ship replicas we are looking for the best boat that the industry can offer. 

To get involved all you need to do is donate £3 and snap your ship, sharing your pictures online using the hashtag #BigCharityWeek.

You can text to donate by sending the message 'ALCW16 £3' to 70070 or online via JustGiving www.justgiving.com/abta

Be in it to win it!

Be in with a chance of winning a luxury cruise for two kindly donated by Celebrity Cruises. Sailing from Southampton to Paris, the 'Taste of Modern Luxury' cruise will allow the lucky pair to relax and unwind on their very own private balcony. Once on board the Celebrity Eclipse the fun truely begins. Explore its many features including the theatre and casino, and be sure to visit 'Qsine' the restaurant offering diners a quirky twist on a number of classics. Then, once you have wandered the Champs Elysees and shopped 'til you dropped in Paris, unwind with a cocktail and spa treatment back on board. 

We also have some Kuoni vouchers to give away, so don't miss out; get folding today!

Get started by dowloading our paper boat template here

And why not take the idea to work? Hold your very own boat race and get into the seafaring spirit by organising a dress down day in stripes.

Getting in a muddle? Take a look at this step by step photo guide and fold your way to success! And why not check out our short video at the bottom of this page to see how you can fold like a pro. 

Not feeling nautical? Not to worry we have plenty of other ideas to inspire you. Take a look at our downloadable resources below to get started.

Downloadable Resources

Social Media Snippet - Save this image and share it on your social media channels, telling us what you are doing to raise money during The Big Charity Week

The Big Charity Week fundraising guide - Our step by step guide to help you plan your Big Charity Week event. 

A-Z of fundraising ideas - Not quite sure what you want to do? Here are plenty of ideas for you to choose from!

Event invitation - We've made it really easy for you to promote your event. Simply type in your event details, save it, and email it to your friends and colleagues.

Poster - Print these off  and put them up at your event.

We want to hear from you 

Whether you are going all out nautical or steering clear of the sea we want to hear from you.

Let us know what you are planning and if you need any help from our fundraising experts don't hesitate to call 020 3693 0171 or email lifeline@abtalifeline.org.uk

Share your pictures and stories with us on twitter and facebook using the hashtag #BigCharityWeek