How to make the most out of your fundraising event:
If you haven’t tried JustGiving.com yet, then you definitely should! It’s a super efficient, secure and trusted website that takes all the leg work out of fundraising. It’s extremely easy to use; just follow the simple instructions and in 60 seconds you’ll have your own fundraising page. You can then email your page link to anyone you can think of, anywhere in the world. JustGiving also reclaims Giftaid automatically on our behalf, saving us hours and hours of admin work… it’s the future!
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Make your donation worth 25% more
Giftaid is a government initiative designed to give charities a big financial boost. In simple terms, we get 25 pence on top of every £1 you raise, at no extra cost to you or your sponsor. All your sponsor has to do is put a tick in the box on your sponsor or Justgiving page, confirming that they are a UK taxpayer and that they have paid enough tax to cover 25% of the value of the donation. They then write their name, home address and postcode, and the taxman does the rest. It's as simple as that.
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Ask people to sponsor you by text message
Did you know people can now donate to the hospice by text message? You’ll attract more donations for your fundraising event as people can sponsor you anytime, anywhere. It’s quick, easy, free, and we receive 100% of the donation. If you’re hosting a formal dinner or wedding reception, why not make your text code a table feature? You could put your text code on flyers at a live gig, decorate bunting and balloons at your local fete, or put your text code on a t-shirt whilst abseiling / making cakes / holding a raffle!Find out more at Justgiving.com
Get a fundraising boost from your employer
Most employers will be happy to help you raise money for Skanda Vale Hospice, with an informal arrangement known as 'matched giving'. It's very simple – tell your employer that you want to do a fundraising event for the hospice and ask them if they will match whatever you raise. For example, you raise £250 doing a sponsored walk, and your company donate £250 to match it = total £500. Companies do not have to pay corporation tax on their donations. Matched giving can provide businesses with good PR, whilst creating a positive buzz in the workplace. Everyone wins!