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Fundraising support

Whether you're planning to run a marathon or hold a dinner party, Place2Be's fundraising team is here to support you ever step of the way. 

If you're planning to fundraise for us, please do get in touch so we can send you tailored advice, tips, materials and support. Email events@place2be.org.uk or call the office on 020 7923 5553.


Getting Started

If it's sponsorship you're after, then the best place to start is to set up a fundraising page. Simply visit Place2Be Virgin Money Giving  or Place2Be Justgiving to get your page started.  

The donations that you receive on your page come straight to Place2Be and we can reclaim Gift Aid automatically on your behalf. Gift Aid adds 25% to every donation if you're a UK taxpayer, meaning that you fundraise more to support children’s mental health.


1. Make it Personal

  • Add a photo to your page.
  • Make sure you personalise it with a great description of how you will be raising money - If people are visiting your page, they must be interested in what you’re doing, so make sure you tell them all about it to maximise donations.
  • Setting a fundraising target is another great way to motivate yourself and encourage support. Edging closer and closer to your goal may inspire people to give just that little bit more!


2.  
Show donors where their money is going 

Let your supporters know about the vital work at Place2Be that you are raising money for. Here’s some information about where your money will go that you could include on your page:

One in ten children in the UK under the age of 16 suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression. That’s an average of 3 in every classroom. That is why Place2Be’s work is so important. They provide in-school mental health support to children so that they can address mental health issues early on, build their resilience, and therefore have the best chance at going on to be happy, healthy and successful adults. As the support is provided in the school, it removes the stigma associated with a child being away from class to see a counsellor.


3.  Spread the word

  • Get started by circulating your page to friends and family to let them know what you’re doing. Once there are some donations coming into your page then it’s time to start promoting it on your social media channels and sending out to email contacts. People tend to match existing donations, so some generous ones from family and friends to start with will kick start your fundraising nicely.
  • Don’t be afraid of being persistent, people don’t always get around to doing something on the first ask – so make sure to thank people publicly for their existing donations and take the opportunity to ask for more in the process!

 

4 Say thank you

  • Every contribution makes a difference, which is why it is important to thank all those who have supported you. As well as encouraging them to give again, it may even encourage others to give; a public thank you on Facebook or Twitter can be a great way of reminding those people who have promised to support you.
  • Don't forget to thank yourself; it's owing to the generosity and kindness of people like you that we are able to continue providing our vital services to children in schools.

Small change makes a big difference

  • £7Could support a child's
    lunchtime
    drop-in session
  • £20Could support a
    parent with one-to-one
    counselling
  • £95Could provide our
    whole school
    service
    to a child for a year

Jacob's story

Jacob's teacher was worried that he was withdrawn in class and suggested he went to see Place2Be

  
 
 
 
 
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