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Aiming to raise thousands of pounds can seem a bit daunting. But once you get your friends and family in on the act, you’ll be amazed how quickly you can reach your target.

Our top tips to raising over £2,000

1: Get a plan in place early

Break your fundraising down into bite sized chunks by planning lots of different events and activities. Look at the calendar and arrange your activities around different occasions, such as birthdays, BBQs, bonfire night, Christmas or Valentines Day. You’ll be amazed at how quickly lots of smaller events soon add up.

2: Set up your online fundraising page

Make it as easy as possible for people to give you money by creating an online fundraising page. Use our guide to make the most of your page and to make sure it stands out from the crowd!

3: Tap into your local community and spread the word

Your local community is a hugely valuable resource when it comes to fundraising. From bag packing and bucket collections in supermarkets to a quiz night or raffle at your local pub or community group, the options are endless. Approach local businesses to donate raffle prizes and ask friends and family to help sell tickets will spread the word. Remember to thank those businesses for their generous support.

4: Get the message out

You’re doing a brilliant thing and now’s the time to shout about it! Start by telling everyone you know! Share your fundraising page on social media so all your mates know you are raising money. Local papers are always looking for a great story, so let them know what you’re up to.

5: Ask the boss!

Find out if your employer offers matched giving or would like to give a donation. You could also ask to organise some events in the office from a #Shirt2Work day to regular cake sales. Remember to add your donation page link to your email signature, see if you can publicise your story on your intranet or post something up on the office noticeboard to help generate sponsorship.

Finally, don’t forget that we're here to help, so if you'd like any support or advice please contact us on 0800 082 1616 or reach us online. And remember to have fun!

An example fundraising plan

Online fundraising from friends, colleagues and family£400


Company matched giving scheme£250


Run a few cake sales at work (colleagues can help bake!)£120


Charity dinner party (friends pay £10 to attend)£100


Raffle from prizes donated by local business£200


Grand National ‘pontoon’ prize fund£40


Organise a quiz night at you local pub£250


Holding a #Shirt2Work day in your office or kids' school£100


Host a karaoke night at home and ask everyone to bring
a dish£150


Bag packing and bucket collection at your local supermarket£150


Host a summer Man v BBQ event£100


Pancake Day party£50


Sell unwanted items using Charity eBay or car boot sales£70


Sweepstake on your marathon finishing time£80


Giving collection tins to friends and family for them to set up£50


Donations for special occasions such as birthday
and Christmas£50


Total: £2,010

Any questions?

If you've any questions about your page or anything else to do with your fundraising, call us on 0800 082 1616 or contact us online

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