“I would like to raise some money to help this charity… I had never really heard of an ectopic pregnancy until it happened to me. I was and still am devastated. If I could receive some information about the charity and what fundraising I can do to support others and raise awareness it would be most appreciated.”
Popular fundraising activities include running, walking, and cycling challenges.
Like to get the adrenaline pumping? If so, thrilling and life-changing endeavours await!
Your imagination is limitless – From afternoon teas to quiz nights… and everything in-between.
Places for marathons and runs are always very much in demand. What will your time be?
- I want to fundraise for the Trust – where do I begin?
(1) Set yourself a goal
Setting a fundraising target can be a great motivator! Set yourself a reasonable target and think about how you can reach it.
(2) What will you do?
Your idea can be as big or small as you like. We suggest picking an event and date that works best for you so that you have enough time to organise, fundraise and, if relevant, get fit for the big day. Importantly, it should be something you would enjoy or a challenge that you would relish – and have lots of fun! We have lots of inspirational ideas to get you thinking under Fundraising Ideas and Fundraisers’ Diaries.
(3) Register your event with us
Please let us know about your event plans by emailing our Fundraising Coordinator at email@example.com or completing the fundraising interest form. We will send you a bespoke fundraising pack and a complimentary t-shirt.
(4) Create an online fundraising page
One of the simplest and most secure ways to collect money is by using an online fundraising page such as Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving. A handy hint is to ask your closest friends and family first to sponsor you – they are likely to give generously and set the trend for other donors to follow.
5) Find out about Matched Giving
Many companies have budgets for matching their employees’ fundraising efforts. You could speak to your manager or member of your HR department to find out more.
(6) Gift Aid
Gift Aid increases the value of donations. The Government operates this scheme which enables charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if a sponsor donated £100 to the Trust, it means that they would actually be giving us at least £125. Giving under Gift Aid means that more money can be raised at no extra cost. Always ask your sponsors to elect to Gift Aid their donation, if they are UK tax payers.
(7) Promote, promote, promote!
Tell anybody and everybody about your event! Contact your local media a few weeks in advance, put up posters, use Facebook and Twitter to help spread the word and encourage your friends and colleagues to take part or donate. We also have a press officer who is on hand to help – complete and return your press form and we will be in touch.
(8) Let us know how you get on
We love to hear your fundraising stories and, after all your hard work with months of planning and then participating, it is lovely for us to get an up close and personal insight into your special day. We request that our fundraisers write a small piece about their event and are always thrilled to receive them. Do share what motivated you to fundraise and how the day went — we publish as many stories as we can on our website and social media sites and many people find them a great source of inspiration. We love to see the accompanying photos with our fundraisers wearing our Ectopic Pregnancy Trust branded t-shirts and huge grins of personal satisfaction after the event!
We are hugely grateful for the support from our incredible fundraisers. A huge heartfelt thank you to each and every one.
- How do the funds raised help the Trust?
We receive no government or corporate funding and money raised goes towards the Trust being able to provide its services to users free of charge. Without the support of our fundraisers we would simply not be able to provide support, education and information to the countless women and their families and health care professionals who treat them.
- Online fundraising
Setting up an online fundraising page is quick and easy and allows friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you without needing to chase or collect monies in person. We use:
As Virgin Money Giving takes less in the way of commission, our preference is for our fundraisers to use Virgin Money Giving. This means we get a better deal and receive more funds from your hard-earned donations.
(1) Personalise your page.
Donation pages with a short introduction about yourself, your event, the charity with perhaps a few photos will appeal to your audience and help you generate more funds. Personalised pages encourage greater sponsorship.
(2) Gift Aid increases the value of donations.
The Government operates this scheme which enables charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if a sponsor donated £100, it means that they would actually be giving us at least £125. Giving under Gift Aid means that more money can be raised at no extra cost. Always ask your sponsors to elect to Gift Aid their donation, if they are UK tax payers.
(3) It is worth keeping your page updated.
For example, if you are running a sporting challenge, let everyone know how your training is going or, if you are organising a charity night, what you have booked etc. Keeping your page updated also provides a convenient excuse to remind your contacts gently about your forthcoming event. Afterwards, it is a good idea to thank everyone letting them know how the event went.
Get in Touch
Our team is on hand to provide guidance, support and even explore ideas – limited only by your imagination. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.