Fundraise for Centre 56

Centre 56 is a charity and relies on fundraising so we can support the children and families that use our services.

Support us and you will be giving children and their families a second chance to move on and recover.

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Do a fun or exciting challenge and raise funds for Centre 56!

There are many different and easy ways to fundraise, and every penny you raise will help to make a difference.

We encourage anyone to take part in or organise their own fundraising for Centre 56. Here are some ideas:

  • Take part in a sponsored event, like a running race or bike ride
  • Organise your own event, like a cake sale or music night
  • Hold a raffle in your office
  • Sell homemade gifts to your friends, family or colleagues.

Let us know what you’re up to! We love hearing about our supporters and what you’re planning, and we can provide you with marketing materials to help you.

You can make fundraising easier by setting up a fundraising page through our Enthuse donation page or Just Giving.

Click here for top tips to make your fundraising a success!

Prepare and give it some thought! 

Being organised will ensure the success of your fundraising, regardless of what you have pledged to do to support us.

Below are some of our top tips to help: 

Keep it simple

Large events are always best and great ways to raise money, but smaller and simpler acts can still make big impact. From making coffee for your colleagues and charging £1... it all adds up! 

Be organised

Start by making a list of what you require and what needs to be done, then plan times of when each step must be completed by. Make note of who you will ask to get involved or help. 

If you are doing a sponsored event or activity like a swim, run, cycle etc, remember to get your forms out in plenty of time. Enlist the support of family, friends and colleagues! 

Draw up a budget

Are there any upfront expenses? Make sure you know that your event will be profitable for the cause you're raising money for. Costs could be claimed back out of what you raise, but you cannot give yourself a fee. Remember, your cause can advise further on legislation. 

Publicise your event

Social media, local press, emails at work, posters... if people don’t know about it, how will it be successful? Be sure to spread the word to encourage people to get involved in your fundraising! 

Let us know

Get in touch with us to tell us what you’re planning and when so we can make sure that you have all you need and so we can celebrate your efforts with our supporters. Contact us at 

Whenever you publicise your fundraising on social media, be sure to tag us in your post on our Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.  

Keep it safe and legal

The health and safety of all our supporters is a priority. Please make sure that whatever you’re doing to help raise money for our cause that you do it safely and legally. 

Some things to consider: 

  • Permission - If you’re holding an event in a public place, you must get permission first. This might be from the local authority or property owner. 

  • Photos and videos - If you plan to take photos or videos of other people during your fundraising, please make them aware. 

  • Insurance - If your event involves the public, it’s likely that you will need to have Public Liability Insurance. If you’re hiring a venue then check whether they already have this. 

If you have any more questions about keeping your fundraising safe and legal then please get in touch. We’re here at every turn to provide help and the information you need. Contact us at 

Remember the difference you’ll make

Don’t forget to remind yourself that the effort you’re putting in to raise funds for us will make a difference to the lives people who have experienced domestic abuse. 

Thank you, we really appreciate your support! 


Recognising every opportunity 

Thinking like a fundraiser means recognising that everyone can help. You just need to identify who and how. 

The sooner you realise how someone can help, the more confident you’ll feel to ask them for support and in turn, the better the outcome of your fundraising will be.  

Here are some ways that individuals can support you in your fundraising: 

TIME – If a person is unable to help with a donation of cash or goods, then they may be able to offer their time. For example, helping you with organising an event, answering calls and emails, packing bags alongside you, baking cakes to save your time. Their time is just as valuable as a physical donation. 

TREASURE – Individuals might be able to support your fundraising through donations – both monetary or goods. Even if they were to donate old clothing or treasures for you to sell on and raise money through. Every penny counts and can help to make a difference. 

TALENT – If people can’t donate time or treasure, then maybe they could share their talent. Are they good at something that could help your fundraising? Cooking? Party planning? Writing or design? Are they in a band that could play at one of your events? Try to get them involved by sharing what they are good at. Community is key, and we all have something to offer. 

Petrus fundraising

Schools, colleges and universities

Is your school, college or university looking for a charity to support?

We’d love to come share our knowledge and engage all ages to improve their understanding, helping to promote healthy relationships, spread messages of being kind to each other and how to support one another.

But not all our work is about education, it’s also important that it is fun, rewarding, open to all and making a real difference to the community that you live in.

If you're a student and have ideas on how your school, college or university could work with our charity, please speak to a member of staff and ask them to get in touch with us.

Petrus fundraising - school ideas

School fundraising ideas

  • Own clothes day
  • Cake sales
  • Sponsored walks and sports days
  • Sponsored readathon (motivates the little ones to read while helping a cause!)
  • A school play/production with ticket fees for guests

Whatever you choose to do, you will be making a huge difference to the families we support and those affected domestic abuse.

To find out more or to book a school visit then please contact

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Corporate support

Your organisation can help to make a big difference to the lives of the children and families who come to Centre 56.

From doing a raffle in your office to choosing us as your Charity of the Year, by supporting Centre 56, you can make a real social impact.

Fundraising is a great way to meet your social responsibility objectives, while raising morale and motivating staff at the same time.

If you’d like your company or employer to support us, please visit our Corporate support and partnerships page.

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Volunteering opportunities

The gift of time is the most precious of all, it is something that cannot be replaced.

If you’re passionate about helping families who have experienced domestic abuse and would like to support us through becoming a volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.

We have a variety of opportunities to join our volunteer programme, such as sharing your skills or assisting in looking after the children.

Click here to find out more over on our Volunteer page.

Leave a gift in your Will

Leave a gift in your Will

Your Will is a way to leave a future gift to the people and causes that you care most about.

By providing a legacy as little as 1% of your estate, you are giving us an opportunity to continue supporting those affected by domestic abuse or crisis situation, being a part of helping them to rebuild their lives and feel as though they belong, all while strengthening the community around us. 

For more advice on how to write your Will or to discuss your gifts for the future, please contact

Thank you to all of our fundraisers

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has fundraised on behalf of Centre 56.

Fundraising Skydive for Centre 56

Sky Dive for Centre 56

Despite being scared of heights, Chris and Chris completed a sky dive and raised an incredible £265 for Centre 56.

Chris said: "We chose Centre 56 because they are small, local, and help vulnerable children. 

"I would encourage anyone to raise money for a small charity like Centre 56 as too often the larger charities get more attention. Even raising a small amount would make such a massive difference to them.

"The sky dive itself was fantastic. It’s hard to explain the sensation of freefall as you are travelling at such speed!"

A huge thank you to Chris and Chris for supporting us.

Regenda fundraising for Centre 56

Regenda Homes

Staff from Regenda Homes in Liverpool acted like children for a day! They played sponge your manager, tin can alley and ate lots of sweets and cakes with fruit punch.

Chloe Brennan, Tenancy Enforcement Officer, said: "The team chose to help Centre 56 as it is a cause that is close to the heart of our team. Daily we help support people in their homes, but sometimes their home is not a safe place. Centre 56 provides a safe space for children to flourish with safety and support which is something the team were passionate about and wanted to get right behind.

"We had a lot of fun and raised money for a fantastic cause. Domestic abuse is something which unfortunately touches the lives of so many people, Centre 56 is a unique and invaluable service within the heart of our city who have and will continue to touch people’s lives.

Why not be a kid for a day? And help to raise money for a truly worthy cause. Race you to the ball pool!"

A huge thank you to Chloe and the Liverpool team for your support.

Get in touch about fundraising for Centre 56!
Get in touch about fundraising for Centre 56!

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