Before you start fundraising, you can set up a fundraising page on Justgiving.

Foodie fundraising

Challenge your friends and family to a bake-off for gloating rights, then sell the culinary creations to raise funds. If you want to make it extra special, why not use the amazing Taste of Freedom cookbook, which is full of delicious traditional Syrian recipes. All proceeds from the sales of the book come to us.

Rock for refugees

Organise a gig, karaoke night or open-mic in a local venue and charge a small fee. Alternatively, host a medical quiz night. Themes can range from famous TV doctors (think ER and Scrubs) to general health knowledge.

Give up something for good

Get sponsored by your friends and family to avoid your chosen vice for a month whether it’s alcohol, coffee, chocolate, cigarettes or something completely different.

Go the extra mile

Sacrifice public transport or your car for as many journeys as possible and donate the cost savings to Doctors of the World. You could use a website such as GivePenny, for example, which allows you to connect several lifestyle apps, set yourself a daily target, and ask your friends and family to donate a small amount each time you achieve it.

Contact the fundraising team on 020 7167 5789 or events@doctorsoftheworld.org.uk to talk through your ideas.