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Fundraise at University

Support The Food Chain by inspiring donations in the build up to World AIDS Day, or help raise awareness throughout the year by organising your own event.

Would you like to know more about what we do and our fundraising activities? Our team are always happy to visit you and your group or society at your university. We look forward to meeting you!

World AIDS Day

We encourage red ribbon selling, wear-red days and bucket collections to inspire support around World AIDS Day (1 December). This is an ideal time to get people everywhere thinking about HIV and for us all to remember those who are unwell or have passed away from HIV-related illness.

Red ribbons traditionally sell for a £1 donation. We have plenty here at The Food Chain office which we can deliver to you or, if you’re based nearby, why not call ahead and visit our kitchen – so you can see where the money you raise will be spent.

Recent examples of university fundraisers include a candle-lit vigil organised by an LGBT society, a ‘bake off’ at a nutrition society and a World AIDS Day pub quiz which involved a mixture of students.

Are you part of a society at university? If so, we would appreciate your support! Please do not hesitate to contact us so we can brainstorm ideas!

Planning your fundraising event

When planning your fundraising event for us, have a good think about what we do, and the intrinsic link The Food Chain has with food and nutrition. By no means does your fundraiser have to be limited to this broad topic, but beginning here may just prompt a trail of ideas and, later, a queue of supporters ready to support your efforts!

Everyone, not just people living with HIV, needs access to good food and nutrition to help them stay well. We always try to promote the importance of eating and living healthily, and so we encourage our student fundraisers to do so too!

Don't forget to consider potential costs beforehand, and ensure you publicise your event online and offline. Search for us on social media too!

Get in touch

Contact us by emailing if would like to discuss your fundraising ideas, and stay tuned for our university fundraising pack, which we expect will be available to download in the coming weeks.

We have plenty of fundraising materials to help you promote your event. Do not hesitate to ask us for batches of red ribbons (100 in each batch), Food Chain t-shirts, collection tins, leaflets or posters.