Sponsored events of any kind are very popular, fun and an ideal way to raise money. If you are considering doing a sponsored event for us we have produced a sponsorship form for you to print off and use. It also acts as a Gift Aid form to increase the amount raised. The completed form MUST be returned to us after the event to allow us to claim Gift Aid.
If you want to take part in a sponsored running event such as a 10K or marathon, we have prepared some specific advice on running for charity.
If walking is more your style, then you may be interested in the Walk for ME scheme.
For more information, advice and ideas, you can also have a read of our fundraising guide.
If you want friends, colleagues and relatives to make donations towards your event online by debit or credit card, then Justgiving is the perfect thing! People usually give more when they pay by card as they don’t have to find the cash. What’s more, the sponsorship is transferred automatically to us so you don’t have to chase any cash or cheques. Gift Aid is also collected automatically leaving you to concentrate on organising the event.
Just watch what JustGiving can do for you:
It is completely free to set up a personalised fundraising page on Justgiving and only takes a few minutes to get it up and running using the clear and easy to follow instructions. JustGiving have a really useful fundraising page toolkit written expressly to help you get the most out of your fundraising. By adding photographs and your own personal fundraising story you can reach more potential sponsors than you would imagine. An entire world of possible sponsors in fact!
JustGiving will take you through every step with great practical advice and the tools you need to reach everyone you can. If you are on Facebook remember to update your Facebook profile and link to your sponsorship page. By asking your friends to ‘like’ or ‘share’ your status, news of your event will spread even further and could result in a lot of additional support. If you ‘tweet’ then spread the word by Twitter. Simply click on the button below and follow the simple steps to create your page.
Alternatively, you could use use Virgin Money Giving instead.