Support MSF at Christmas
Celebrate the festive season by supporting Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and help our medical teams to deliver life-saving care.
Buying Christmas cards is a great way to support our emergency medical work and spread the word about MSF to your friends, family and loved ones.
‘Tis the season to come together and celebrate the end of the year. Your fundraising ensures MSF can deliver medical care where it's needed most worldwide. Explore our ideas below.
Send a card with your donation
Dedicate your donation to a loved one and help our teams to provide medical care where it's needed most this Christmas.
To send a personalised postal or e-card with your message, select 'one-off donation' then select 'for Christmas or other celebration'.
Alternatively, you can donate by telephone by calling our offices on 020 7404 6600. Or to donate by post, please send cheques payable to MSF UK to: Community Fundraising Team, MSF UK, Lower Ground Floor, Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB.
Festive fundraising for MSF
Whether you want to get active, host a festive get together or have a mince pie bake off - there are lots of fun ways for you to come together whilst raising viral funds for MSF’s work, this festive season.
Already planned your fundraising?
Not sure what activity you'd like to plan?
Take a look at some of our ideas to help inspire you.
Winter fun run
Take part in Santa in the City or set yourself a physical challenge
Take part in Santa in the City or set yourself a physical challenge: walk, run, or skip 5km, 10km or even 50km. Ask for donations ahead of your challenge by setting up a JustGiving page.
Why not challenge yourself that little bit more by dressing up in some festive gear? Or you can brave the cold in an MSF running vest!
Donate your Christmas gifts
Let your loved ones know that the best gift you can receive this year is a donation to MSF
Let your loved ones know that the best gift you can receive this year is a donation to MSF's Emergency Surgery Response. This thoughtful gesture will allow our teams to continue providing desperately needed healthcare.
Create a JustGiving page to act as your virtual Christmas stocking, letting friends and family donate directly to MSF.
Make Christmas cards, knit scarves, fashion a winter wreath or crochet Santa hats
Make Christmas cards, knit scarves, fashion a winter wreath or crochet Santa hats. However you choose to be creative this festive season, bring your friends and family together to get crafting.
Once you’ve decided what you’ll be doing, set up a JustGiving page to collect donations and include details of the event and what materials everyone will need. If your event is in person, let your guests know you’ll be collecting donations on the day and if they’ll need to bring anything. Get in touch with us using the form below to order online and offline fundraising materials.
Test your friends and family on their knowledge of all things festive
Test your friends and family on their knowledge of all things festive and kick start the fun and friendly competition. You could also include a round on MSF’s work.
Set up a JustGiving page and ask for donations in advance of the quiz.
Festive jumper day at your school or workplace
Ask all of your colleagues or other students to make a donation to take part in a festive jumper day
Choose a day to ask all of your colleagues or other students to make a donation to take part in a festive jumper day.
Set up a JustGiving page for everyone to make a donation in advance or on the day. You could even organise a prize for the best jumper!
Set up a gift wrapping service
If you love to make a present look amazing with a fancy gift-wrap, use your skill to fundraise
Wrapping presents can take a lot of time and energy. If you love to make a present look amazing with a fancy gift-wrap, use your skill to fundraise.
By setting up a wrapping station for friends, family or neighbours, you could wrap presents for others in an exchange for a small donation.
Host a festive-al
Are you part of a band, play an instrument or love to sing?
Arrange a decoration charity market
Do you have a box of unwanted decorations gathering dust at home?
Do you have a box of unwanted decorations gathering dust at home? Turn them into donations!
Ask friends, family, colleagues or students to donate their unloved baubles, lights and candles and plan a market day to re-sell them for donations!
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If you have completed your fundraising and would like to send us your donation, please enter the amount and select 'From fundraising or event'
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OF ALL DONATIONS ARE SPENT ON OUR HUMANITARIAN WORK
RAISED FOR EVERY £ SPENT ON FUNDRAISING
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