Monday, 18 April 2011

Fundraising and Awareness

We often get asked questions about how to raise money, create events and raise awareness, so we thought it was about time we gave you some ideas!

How about participating in a Challenge event to raise money for us or creating your own fundraising oportunity. You can download our A – Z of fundraising ideas for some inspiration, it takes you from Abseiling to Zip Slides and everything in between. If you hold an event we’d love to hear about it and see any photos you have – you never know, you might even make it here onto our blog or be our fundraiser of the month on our website.

If you are raising money for us there are lots of ways you can do this and now It’s easier than ever thanks to Justgiving and Virgin Money Giving! If you are doing it the old fashioned way collecting money from your friends and colleagues you can download our sponsorship form here.

As for raising awareness, try and find out when local fairs/craft shows/fetes are being held and approach organizers about the possibility of holding a stand or stall. NHSBT have lots of free materials to brighten up your stand — find out more by visiting they even give you publicity tips as well as providing their free promotional materials catalogue.

Another way you could raise awareness and money for us is through your business. We are a small energetic and up-and-coming Charity and we can arrange for one of our Trustees to come and talk at your workplace to explain more about what we do and why our work is so important. If corporate sponsorship is something you or your business might be interested in then please do contact us via our contact form on our website.

We hope we have given you some ideas. Thanks as always for your continued support.

1 comment:

Dan said...

Thanks for the link to all those ideas! When it comes to a fundraising event, there are so many great things to do. It's really down to the enthusiasm of the people in charge.