Social media can be a powerful tool for fundraising and for raising awareness of ovarian cancer and the support services we provide. Below are some easy ways you can use social media to support our work.

Setting up a Facebook fundraiser

If you know someone affected by ovarian cancer and you want to make sure that there are specialist, personal services available to them then please consider supporting our work. It takes just a few minutes to set up a Facebook fundraiser to raise money for ovarian cancer. You can create a birthday fundraiser if your special day is coming up, but you can also create a fundraising page anytime to let your friends know about our work and how they can help.

To create a Facebook fundraising page, first make sure that you are logged into Facebook, then click below. If you would like any help with setting up your page, please get in touch with Lois at [email protected]. Take a look here at some of our amazing Facebook fundraisers!

Set up a Facebook fundraiser

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Add a donate button to your post on Instagram or Facebook 

You can add a donate button to an individual post on your Instagram page or Facebook live videos.

To do this on Instagram:

Start by creating a post as you normally would and where you have the option to write your caption and tag people you will also have the option to 'add fundraiser'. Click that and search for ovacomecharity until we come up (our logo is our teal ribbon). Select ovacomecharity and edit your 'Goal amount' then click 'Done' in the top right hand of your screen. Then click 'Share' as you usually would and it will post to your page. People will now be able to donate to us by using the button on your post. 

To do this on live Facebook videos:

From the Facebook timeline, where you would create a new post click 'live', scroll down and in the description on the left, select 'raise money', search for ovacomecharity or click on 'fundraisers' to find a specific fundraiser's page. Alter any details you would like and then select 'go live'. People will now be able to donate to us through your live stream

Setting up a Facebook event

If you're planning any kind of virtual fundraising event, it would be a good idea to set up a Facebook event to help spread the word and encourage more people to take part. You can invite all your Facebook friends to sign up for the virtual fundraiser and keep the information all in one place.

Find out how to set up a Facebook event

Share your fundraising page on social media

If you already have a fundraising page set up don't forget to post it on your social media and ask your family/friends/followers to make a donation and also share it on their profiles. Be sure to include the link so people can donate to your page!

Tips for using Facebook to fundraise

  • You can a create group chat using Facebook messenger with everyone helping you to organise your virtual fundraising event.
  • After your virtual fundraising event has finished, share lots of photos on Facebook to encourage more people to donate.
  • Sharing any fundraising pages on Facebook is important to help increase donations.
  • If you are doing a sponsored challenge like our Ovarian Cancer Teal Walk as part of your daily exercise, take photos of your progress or training and share these on Facebook. Videos can get even more engagement!
  • Follow Ovacome on Facebook so you can share our posts to let your community know where the money from your fundraising is going and how they are helping people living with ovarian cancer.

£124 could pay for six weeks of online support groups and workshops for someone who is feeling particularly isolated and vulnerable during the pandemic. £232 could provide a support session to a group of people who need support at: end of life, family and friends, those who have been newly bereaved, stoma, or rarer forms of cancer.