Big Buzz fundraising ideas and support

A fantastic way to show your support for young cancer patients is to become a life shaver and get sponsored to shave your head.

Big Buzz fundraising ideas and support

Here are some simple and effective ways to help make sure your Big Buzz event is a huge success, including fundraising online, text donations and using social media to spread the word about your head shave.

More advice and tips for your head shave are available in The Big Buzz Event Guide.

Fundraising online

The easiest way to make your fundraising go further, is to set up an online fundraising page.

Set up in next to no time, it means that you can share your sponsorship page with friends, family and the entire world!

Join the Big Buzz JustGiving fundraising page to create your own online fundraising page, then ask people to donate to your Big Buzz event via email and on Facebook and Twitter.

Text donations

Create a Text to Donate code on Just Giving to make fundraising even easier.

It’s a simple, fast and free service too and means you can ask your friends and family to donate to your head shave simply by sending a text.

Follow these steps to create your unique text code for your Big Buzz event:

    1. Log into your JustGiving account
    2. Click on the ‘My Fundraising’ tab
    3. Select ‘Edit this page’ against the page you’d like to change the text code for
    4. Click on ‘Get started with your unique text code’
    5. Select ‘Personalise your code’
    6. Choose a four letter and two number code (e.g BUZZ15) and select ‘Save’.

    Spread the word on social media

    Raise funds and spread the word about your Big Buzz event using Facebook and Twitter.

    We've even created some handy Facebook cover images and profile pictures that you can download and use on your own Facebook page to tell your friends and family about your head shave.

    Here are some more handy tips:

    Use the hashtag #lifeshaver to share selfies, photographs and videos from your head shave and the story behind your event too.

    Include a JustGiving Text to Donate code to make it easy for your friends and family to sponsor your head shave.

    Organise a Big Buzz group event

    Hold a Big Buzz group head shave in your local pub, at college, university or work and get your friends and family and colleagues to join you in becoming a life shaver.

    Together you could raise hundreds and even thousands of pounds to help support children and young people with cancer, and their families!

    Use your Big Buzz sponsorship form

    Use the sponsorship form included in your fundraising pack to raise funds for your Big Buzz event. Make sure sponsors tick the Gift Aid box to allow us to claim Gift Aid on your fundraising. 

    By doing this, you can raise an extra 25p on top of every £1 you make.

    Promote your event locally

    Tell your community about your collection through your local newspaper and magazines. Choose the letter template you want and send it to the editor:

    Find out more

    More advice and tips for you head shave are available in the Big Buzz Event Guide. For more information, please contact our team on 0300 330 0803 or email:

    We wish you all the best with your fundraising event but don’t forget to keep it safe. Please read our safe fundraising guidelines for all the advice you'll need.