Mouth Cancer Action Month

More people in the UK are having their lives devastated by mouth cancer.  

By taking on a challenge and fundraising for the Oral Health Foundation, you can make a positive difference to the landscape of mouth cancer in the UK. 

Each year, we receive an overwhelming amount of support from a diverse range of individuals and groups – all doing something special to raise money and awareness for Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Fundraising for the Oral Health Foundation is easy and you can be reassured that your donations will be invested in helping us to directly tackle the harm caused by mouth cancer.

Create your event page and we'll send you a fundraising pack to get started.


What you'll get in your fundraising pack

  • Promotional materials such as posters and social media graphics which you can customise for your event

  • Sponsorship forms

  • Blank customisable tickets for your event

  • Fundraising invitations

  • And much more!


Planning your own event

From choosing your event to promoting your efforts, we're here to support you.

You can have a look at our tips for planning an event here.

Fundraising ideas

Your support means more now than ever. Help us continue to be there for anyone who need us by fundraising from the comfort of your home.

We've got lots of fundraising ideas you can try:

Online Classes

Teach an online class, like yoga, home workouts or guitar lessons, or offer home schooling - it's a great way to help people learn new things

Arts and Crafts

Get crafty and make homemade gifts, soap or cards at home. Send to your friends and family in the post and ask for a donation.

Coffee Morning

Host a coffee morning with friends and family – grab a cuppa, snacks and some games and catch up with loved ones.


Challenge your friends to a virtual bake-off competition. Ask people to donate to enter, then share your baked goods over video chat or social media!


Now's the perfect time to declutter and sell any old clothes, gifts or books online – try eBay for charity, Facebook Marketplace, Vinted or Depop.

Quiz Night

Host a virtual pub quiz over video chat or on social media - invite your friends and family and find out who’s the most competitive player!

Take on a Challenge

Challenge yourself to give something up and ask friends and family to sponsor you - it could be a habit, or even a favourite food.

Games Night

Invite your friends to a gaming marathon and place bets on the winner – it’s a great way to keep in touch and have fun at the same time.

Fitness Challenge

Do a sponsored run, walk or cycle and get in shape whilst raising money for charity.

Fundraising stories to inspire you

If you are looking for more reasons to support our Mouth Cancer Action Appeal, then listen to a few people who already have and why they decided to.

Sarah’s Skydive

The inspiration for the skydive was mainly to help overcome my fear of heights and to see what I’m capable of. It turns out, I’m far more capable than I first thought, and it has spurred me on to keep challenging myself and venturing outside of my comfort zone.

500 Miles for Smiles

I was chatting with my friend and colleague about doing something for charity and we got to talking about how my career started in Kirriemuir and how Brighton was about 500 miles away and it kicked off from there, 500 miles 4 smiles was born.

Elaine’s Campaign

The most memorable was giving disclosing tablets to check how well children are brushing their teeth in a booth at the Children’s’ Food Festival in Brighton dressed as a giraffe. This was a very odd experience for a retired RAF Officer!

How your fundraising helps

Our mouth cancer appeal aims to reduce the number of people who might have their life devastated by mouth cancer. 

By making a donation to our Mouth Cancer Action appeal you can help us raise awareness of the causes, signs and symptoms of mouth cancer so cases can be both prevented and caught early of enough for effective intervention.

Your donation to our Mouth Cancer Action Appeal will go directly towards putting oral health information into the places that they are needed such as local pharmacies and doctor’s practices where those who are most at risk are most likely to see it and be influenced by it.

Your support will also help us to continue our drive to change behaviours which contribute to the majority of mouth cancer cases in the UK, such as gender-neutral HPV vaccinations, minimum alcohol pricing and plain cigarette packaging.

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Other ways you can help

Become an ambassador

By becoming one of our Mouth Cancer Campaign Ambassadors you can support us by sharing your stories, communicating important information, raising donations and influencing policy.


30 day challenge

Take on one challenge every day during Mouth Cancer Action Month. Whether you want to learn a new skill, get fitter, or display an act of kindness, this is the perfect opportunity.


A-Z of fundraising

We have the answers to your questions, and lots of inspirational ideas. Our A-Z of fundraising contains everything you need to know about organising a fundraising event and appealing for donations.


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