YOUR FIRST DONATION
Ask people close to you to make the first donation. People will look to see how much other people have sponsored you, and donate a similar amount.
TELL YOUR STORY
People will be much more interested in your fundraising if they know your story. Don’t be afraid to share your unique experience and the reasons behind choosing to fundraise.
Did you know? Fundraisers who add photos raise up to 35% more than those who don’t!
SET A TARGET
People who set a target on their page raise up to 40% more than those who don’t.
If you are getting close to reaching your target, think about increasing it as supporters are less likely to donate if they think you have already reached your goal.
Use every opportunity you have to advertise your page on work newsletters, magazines and your email signature.
Find out if you can get matched funding from your workplace. Some employers will even double your fundraising total!
USE SOCIAL MEDIA
Update your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter pages with details of your fundraising and how people can donate.
Every share of your online page is worth an average of £5 in donations!
Around 20% of your donations will come in after you have completed your event so don’t forget to keep fundraising after you have crossed the finish line.
It’s a good opportunity to update your family and friends as people who haven’t sponsored you already might be persuaded when they see how much effort you put in!
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE ONLINE
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is now listed on Amazon Smile. If you shop through our special link, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
ebay for Charity
With eBay for Charity, you can support CHSF when you sell and buy items on ebay. Head over to the ebay for Charity site, search for ‘Children’s Heart Surgery Fund’ and start listing your wares! You can choose to donate anything from 10 – 100% of the selling price straight to CHSF!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Your generosity can really mean the world to children and adults with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
Whatever you can give will make a huge difference!
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0113 831 4810
Registered Charity Number: 1148359
Registered Company Number: 8152970