Promote your event

Getting the word out there is the secret to a successful fundraising event! GBSS has hints and tips on how you can advertise your event to the crowds……

Shout about it!

By fundraising in aid of Group B Strep Support, you are doing an amazing thing – we are so be proud!

Share your story with the local press

Never underestimate the power of local media, they can be a huge help. They want stories about what’s going on in your area, and you want as much support as possible. Everybody wins! If you want to get local media involved, we have a sample press release you can download and send to your local newspapers.  Download press release template here

Social Media

Social Media sites provide a fantastic way of sharing your online fundraising page with everyone you know, and their friends! Don’t be shy, shout about what you are doing. Many people will want to help you once they know what you are doing, and the main reason people give is simply because someone asked. Remember to tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and You can drop in your JustTextGiving code too!

Email your friends and family

It’s a great idea to email your family and closest friends first and ask them to be the first to donate. An empty page can be a little intimidating, having a couple of donations on the page should encourage other supporters. People tend to match the amounts already listed on the page, so do target your most generous supporters first!

Put your page address in your email signatures

Adding your web address to your email signature is a quick and easy win in terms of getting your page out there. You can just add a hyperlink, or you can use one of our ‘sponsor me’ badges. It only takes doing it once and then every email that you send out will be raising more awareness of your fundraising and attracting more donations.

Keep shouting about it

Of course, there are loads of others ways you can spread the word about your fantastic fundraising efforts. You could upload a video to YouTube thanking people for their support, or share a photo on Instagram.

Share your story with us

Please send us your pictures and stories from your event; we’d love to share them with our community! Reading about your events and creative fundraising ideas can be one of the most encouraging things for new supporters and we often share the work you’re doing on Facebook and Twitter!

  • Send us a message on Facebook
  • Tweet us @GBSSupport
  • Email us on [email protected]
  • Or send your story in the post to:
    Jane Grout
    Group B Strep Support
    PO Box 203
    Haywards Heath
    West Sussex
  • RH16 1GF

Ask a fundraising question

We’re here to help you with your fundraising. If you need some help with fundraising and setting up your online fundraising page please contact our fundraising team on 01444 416176 or email [email protected]. We’ll be happy to help! Good luck, and thanks for your support.