Meet our DO-ers

a group of fundraisers and the words 'DO something'

Supporters of all ages and backgrounds across the country are doing what they enjoy while raising money for us. We like to call them 'DO-ers' and we love how dedicated and active they are.

Read about what inspires some of our top DO-ers to do something for us:

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Sue LangleySue Langley, Worcestershire

What type of events do you like to do or organise?

Big ones where everyone can have lots of fun, such as putting on a musical show or one we called the Mad Hatters' baking event, where people can dress up, be a bit silly and enjoy themselves.

What about The Children's Society makes you get up and do something for us?

I have never been blessed with children and I love them, so it is one of the ways in which I can 'do my bit' for, if not for my own, the children of the world.

Do you have a top fundraising tip? 

Total passion! Give it your all, believe that you will succeed no matter how big the challenge – and recruit lots of helpers, you can’t do it all by yourself. 

Think of yourself as the orchestra leader. You may not know how to play all of the instruments required in an orchestra but you know how the tune goes and you are the one who keeps all instruments working in harmony together.

Bryony Burman-DayBryony Burman-Day, Gloucestershire

What type of events do you like to do or organise?

I like to do challenge events. I love riding my bike, running and swimming so it’s great to do the things I love and raise some money for The Children's Society as well.

When I was three years old I walked three miles in a sponsored walk and raised over £200. This summer I cycled 35 miles along our local canal in one day with my dad and raised £106. It was hard and a very hot day but I was determined because I wanted to feel good about reaching the finish and raising lots of money.

I also did my first triathlon this year and managed to raise £121.

What about The Children's Society makes you get up and do something for us?

Sometimes children do not have anyone who really cares for them and so I want to help them.

My mummy works for The Children's Society and tells me stories of the children that they help who do not have much money, are scared and frighten because people hurt them. I don't think that is right, but I am glad that The Children's Society is there for those children.

I want to help children who don't have happy families and who do not get the chances I do.

Do you have a top fundraising tip? 

Do something you enjoy and turn it into a fundraising event. Then ask everyone you know - parents, grandparents, neighbours and friends - for donations. It is always best to do things for charity.

Loretta Jones

Loretta Jones, London

What type of events do you like to do or organise?

I like to do events that my friends would like, so I've organised a pub quiz and an office international food day so far and also helped out at a friend’s carol singing event – all great fun and not too much to organise if you get a few helpers.

What about The Children's Society makes you get up and do something for us?

I've supported The Children’s Society for several years. I'm impressed with how they take a view of the whole experience for children in need of extra support. In the case of young carers they work with the whole family. They also work to educate teachers, politicians and other influencers on how they can provide support to these young people and to have the opportunities they deserve.  

Do you have a top fundraising tip? 

Get everyone excited about the event before, during and after. Empower them with roles like the 'collector' (for carol singing events), the 'super raffle ticket seller' (quiz night) or the 'champion cook' (food day) they didn't know they were!