Our top fundraising tips

How to make the most of your fundraising

Have fun!

Choose an activity you will enjoy organising. If people see that you’re having a good time they are more likely to support you. Take a look at some fundraising ideas.

Keep it simple

The best fundraising projects are the simplest. Be realistic and cost your event carefully. Keep a checklist so you know exactly what needs to be done at each stage.

Decide on a date

Check the calendar for any clashes such as an important test match or a friend’s birthday!

Work out a budget

Set yourself a fundraising target and make sure it’s around three times as much as you spend.

Tell everyone about your event

Social media is a great and simple way of communicating your event, run or challenge to your friends and family, and can create a real buzz. Here are some top tips for using social media.

If you have a personal reason for supporting the charity and are happy to share this with your local media it will help bring your appeal to life and make it more engaging. Use the Tommy's press release template as a guide, call your local newspapers and radio stations and ask for an email address to send your release to - this personal touch will mean the editors are more likely to take notice.

Put up posters up in local shops, businesses and town halls.

Add your event to listings websites eg eventbrite; the list or evvnt

Try to keep costs down

Ask local businesses to help out. For example they could donate raffle prizes or cover the cost of printing leaflets or posters about your event.

Thank everyone

Make contact with all donors and attendees after the event to let them know how much you’ve raised and thank them for their support.

Get in touch with us

We want to help you and we have free fundraising materials, such as balloons, stickers and blank posters (with space to write the name of your event), that will help make your event a success. Complete our online event registration form so that we know you are doing something for us - if we know, we can help you!

Send in the money!

Please send in the money you raise quickly so that we can start putting it to use. Thanks!

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