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As a charity, we receive no government or NHS funding to support our work

Every year, we aim to raise £120,000 for the University of Oxford’s FOP Research team.  Without our funding, the team would not be able to commit to its research into FOP.

We also endeavour to support other smaller projects, such as the ‘ACT (Accelerating Cures and Treatments) for FOP’ grant program, which helps to supports investigators who are interested in researching and accelerating the development of safe and transformative therapies for FOP.

Please help us to reach our target, so we can help those affected by this painful and cruel disease.

!!! New !!! We have partnered with Run for Charity!

We are excited to announce we have partnered with Run for Charity, which means we have lots of new and motivating fundraising events for our supporters to take part in!

Check out our Run for Charity page for more information and inspiration…

For tips about fundraising, practical advice, information about our charity, and how your donation will allow us to continue our work, download one of our helpful fundraising guides…

Printable sponsor form

While online giving platforms are perhaps the easiest and quickest way to collect sponsor monies, we appreciate that some people still like to have a paper form.  Please encourage your supporters to GiftAid their donation, if they are eligible, as this will allow us to collect an extra 25% from the UK Government at no extra cost to them!  We will not use their data for any other purpose other than to process their donation.

Be a Regular Donor

An easy and hassle-free way to support FOP Friends.  Set up a monthly donation for any amount, and we’ll send you a virtual warm hug to thank you.  No donation is too small!  For more information visit: 


Donate your commute while you WFH

While you’re working from home, and this may even continue once we return to our new ‘normal’ , why not donate the price of your weekly (or monthly?) commute to help FOP Friends – you could even throw in the cost of your daily coffee too!


Facebook fundraiser

It’s easy to set up a Facebook Fundraiser for FOP Friends.  While the pubs and restaurants are still sadly closed, why not get your friends to donate the price of a pint to your fundraiser?


Crafty Creations

Do you have a crafting superpower?  Maybe you can knit or sew, or perhaps you’re a budding artist with an eye for landscapes.  Why not create something special, then raffle it off to family and friends?


Online Quiznight

If you’re not Zoomed out, why not hold a Quiznight for friends or family?  If you haven’t tried it yet, Kahoot is great fun for all the family, and free to play.  Ask everyone to make a small donation to join in for a fun night at home.  FOP Friends also has quizzes you can play, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to share!


Bingo Night

Have a bingo night with family and friends.  The best part is that kids can join in too!  Make your own boards or download some.  You can use an online number generator or go old skool and pull numbers out of a bag.  Full house!


Clear Out Your Clutter

With that extra spare time on your hands, why not eBay or use Ziffit to sell your stuff, and then donate the proceeds to FOP Friends.  If you donate your sale to FOP Friends via eBay, there are no charges to you as the seller.  FOP Friends is registered with Ziffit too, so click here and find out how you can clear out your clutter and help FOP Friends.


Coin Hunt

Get the kids involved in a Coin Scavenger Hunt!  Have a hunt around the house and see how much you find under the sofa…behind the cusions…in the toy box….in you coat pocket…  Round the amount up to the nearest pound and donate online!


Take a Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes – Literally!

Walking is good for so many reasons…so why not take a walk in someone else’s shoes (literally!) and get people to sponsor you while you do it!  Make sure the shoes are suitably silly for the occasion to add to the fun of the event!


Set Yourself a Challenge!

There is no challenge too big or too small!  And no one is too young or too old to join in!  And the weirder and wackier the challenge, the better!  Set up your fundraising page on and you’re good to go!


Hold a Movie Night

Download Teleparty (Formerly Netflix Party) for free, and then watch a movie with your friends in perfect synchronisation!  Everyone donate the price of a movie ticket and popcorn to FOP Friends.


A Sponsored Read-a-Thon

Looking for a way to get your kids of their screens?  Why not get people to sponsor them to switch off their screens and pick up a book instead – a sure fire winner with the grandparents!

Virtual Fundraising Ideas

While we have now returned to ‘normal’, it may be that virtual fundraising still works for you.

Check out these ideas….



Download our fundraising policies and guidance here: