Every penny you raise helps save babies’ lives. And no matter how big or small your plans, we’ll be here to support and guide you at every step.
We rely on voluntary donations and could not fund our work without the time and generosity given by our supporters.
Follow our top tips and take your fundraising further!
1. Tell us about your fundraising
The Community fundraising team can provide support with your fundraising and make sure you have everything you need for your event.
From banners to balloons and beyond – if you’re fundraising for us, let us know so that we can provide you with everything you need to make your event a success!
2. Set up an online fundraising page
Online pages are easy to set up and are a great way to communicate your fundraising progress to your friends, family and colleagues. We recommend JustGiving, which gives plenty of handy tips to help you personalise your page. Click on the images below to check out our top tips!
3. All you need to know
There are various things to consider when organising a fundraiser to make sure that it is all above board – make sure you’re in the know. Take some time out over a cuppa to read through our fundraising guide.
4. Go social
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are brilliant tools when it comes to promoting a fundraising event. It’s 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.
5. Share your story
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. Remember stories are more attractive to editors if they have a photo to accompany them.
6. Spread the word
Although the majority of those who support your fundraising are likely to be people you already know, it’s still really important to actively promote your fundraising activity. Don’t be shy! Many people will want to help you once they know what you are doing.
If you’re organising a fundraiser for charity, you’ll need to shout about it to everyone you know in order to have the most impact. That means putting up posters, posting on social media channels and letting everyone know what you’re doing to raise money and why you’re doing it.
Find out if your employer offers matched funding, work colleagues or friends might even help boost your funds by joining your activity or sponsoring you.
7. Don’t forget that Gift Aid counts
HMRC operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax, 25p, on every pound donated. So if someone donated £100 to your fundraising efforts then it means that they could actually be giving us £125. Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our donors
8. Getting the money to us
Completed a fundraising event or activity for us and want to know how to pay in your money?
You are amazing. Our fundraisers are absolutely vital as they provide the funds we need to continue educating families and health professionals to prevent devastating infections in babies. Without people like you, we couldn’t continue our work to protect babies – thank you.
To help you decide on your fundraising plans, we have developed a guide to help you kick start your fundraising. Download your copy here