- Set up an online giving page: this is a great way to share your reasons/experience with your friends, colleagues and family via social media and email. Have a look at Just Giving or Virgin Giving for more info. They are really straight forward to set up and when someone sponsors the money comes directly to us. Tell your story, add pictures and shout about your challenge.
- Ask the people who are likely to sponsor the most first so that on your form or Just Giving page it starts with a good figure. People like to follow lead.
- Check with your company if they will match any sponsorship that you raise during the event.
- Tell people about the Hospice and how the money they donate will support people.
- Put up some posters in the work place. We can provide some for you to print off to make it easy.
- Offer an incentive in the workplace. Make some cupcakes or hold a mini raffle to encourage people to donate.
- Don’t forget the gift aid. If people sign the form and pay income tax make sure they give you their full name and address not work address and tick the box. This can add 25p to every £1 spent.
- Mention it to everyone and stress how challenging your event will be both mentally and physically.
If you still need to raise more or have large amounts to raise for an overseas challenge:
- Ask local supermarkets if you can have a collection/bag pack on our behalf and raise some funds that way
- Try and get a couple of prizes and hold a raffle with colleagues, friends or family
- Hold a coffee morning and ask people to donate in return for cakes and coffee.