Opening Doors is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ people over 50. However, we are currently facing a crisis where we urgently need to raise £120,000 by Spring 2024 or we face closure. By making a donation to our Emergency Appeal, you can ensure we can continue to be there for our members who depend on us daily for support. Read more
Opening Doors can only deliver its amazing services and support to LGBTQ+ people over 50 through fundraising, donations and grants
Our fantastic fundraisers draw on their strength, interests and talent to organise dynamic and creative fundraisers that really work, as well as helping to raise the profile of Opening Doors and encouraging more people to fundraise for us.
If you love what we do and want to help support our work, you could create a fundraiser and get your friends, family or colleagues involved to help raise money with you. There's lots of ways to get started and raise money; here's what some of our wonderful supporters have done over the last 12 months:
Throw a Pride Party!
For Pride 2023, we're inviting our supporters to deliver their own Pride party to raise funds for Opening Doors. It's a great way to celebrate this important month in the LGBTQ+ calendar with family, friends and colleagues and make a difference to our members across the UK as well as raise awareness of the work we do.
There's many ways to deliver a Pride Party - please see our ideas below for inspiration!
All funds raised will go towards providing core services for our members to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst LGBTQ+ people over 50.
For more information please see our Fundraising Guide here.
Why fundraise for us?
Choosing to fundraise for Opening Doors will not only support the delivery of our services that help to alleviate isolation, loneliness and provide supportive social opportunities to LGBTQ+ people over 50 - there tonnes of other benefits too!
From improving teamwork and boosting morale in the workplace to learning new skills to simply meeting new people from all walks of life, setting up your own fundraising event has the chance to change both your life and lives of LGBTQ+ people.
Inspired to fundraise but not sure where to begin? Whether you're a first time fundraiser or a pro supporter, everyone needs some inspiration sometimes.
Take a look at some of our list of fundraising ideas, all of which have been done by our fundraisers in the past. It's packed with inspiration for holding fundraising events at work, at school, by yourself, or with friends.
Do you have a unique idea and want to get started? Create your own fundraising page by clicking the link below.
Create your own fundraiser
If you'd like to know more about our upcoming fundraising events, ways you can fundraise for us, or you'd just like to discuss your idea with us, email the fundraising team via [email protected] and follow us on:
Opening Doors is the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ people over 50. However, we are currently facing a crisis where we urgently need to raise £120,000 by Spring 2024 or we face closure. By making a donation to our Emergency Appeal, you can ensure we can continue to be there for our members who depend on us daily for support.
Read about our previous fundraising events and achievements