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This year we want to raise more money than ever before to help vulnerable older people survive the winter. We want you to fundraise as much as possible to ensure we can reach this goal.

Fundraising Deadline

Please be aware sponsorship and fundraising must be returned to Cumbria Community Foundation by Friday 24 February 2017.

Money can be brought to the office or a cheque posted to:

  • Cumbria Community Foundation, Dovenby Hall, Dovenby, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0PN

Please make cheques payable to Cumbria Community Foundation with ‘Big Sleep’ written on the back.

Fundraising Tips and Resources

Set yourself a target for how much you think you can fundraise. We have plenty of advice and ideas for fundraising in our Big Sleep Fundraising Guide. You can use the sponsorship form to keep track of your fundraising or you can set up an online fundraising page via JustGiving.


Once you are fundraising through JustGiving, join the Big Sleep 2017 team page and see how other participants are getting on fundraising. You’ll also be able to see the combined total of people’s efforts.

One off donations

Please donate online, or send a cheque. If you are a tax payer, please send a Gift Aid declaration with your donation to our address above.


Donate using your mobile phone. Simply send a text message to 70070 including our code –WINT37 – and a monetary amount. For example, if you want to donate £10, you would text: WINT37 £10 to: 70070

You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. After you’ve sent the text, you’ll receive a confirmation text back containing details on how to add Gift Aid, meaning we could benefit from an extra 25%.

This service is free for Cumbria Community Foundation, and anyone on any mobile network can use it to donate. Your donation will be deducted from your mobile phone credit, or added to your monthly phone bill. You won’t be charged for the text message.

Direct Debit

We also have a direct debit facility if you would like to donate on a regular basis. Call 01900 825760 for more information about this service.

Your contribution counts

We will use your money to support our Winter Warmth Fund which helps elderly people in Cumbria keep warm through winter. Many thanks for your support.

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Total Raised

#cc3028 Raised £129,709 towards the £110,000 target.

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