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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. Drop an email to imogen.davis@place2be.org.uk or call the office on 020 7923 5553

In the meantime, we hope you find these fundraising tips a useful way to get the ball rolling and don't forget to check out our 'Other ways to give' page.

Tip 1:

Pick your activity; our fundraising pack is full of great ideas to get you started. Alternately, why not sign up to one of the exciting challenge events Place2Be has to offer?

Tip 2:

Think about how you're going to raise the money. Will you be selling tickets, doing a raffle or asking for sponsorship?

If it's sponsorship you're after, then the best way is to set up a fundraising page. We recommend using Virgin Money Giving as it's quick and easy.

Simply visit Virginmoneygiving.com, select 'create your page', choose your challenge, and then fill in your details - making sure that you've selected Place2Be as the charity you will be raising money for! 

Don't forget to add some personal touches and a fundraising target. The more people know about why you're fundraising, what you're doing, and how much you want to raise, the more money you're likely to raise!

Tip 3:

Spread the word.

Whether you're inviting people to an event, or asking them for sponsorship there are plenty of great ways to get the word out. 

Make a list of people you know and identify those who you want to approach. Think about how much they are able to give and what would encourage them to lend their support.

Utilise as many communication channels as possible: face to face, email, Facebook, Twitter. Workplaces could even include a feature for you in their newsletter or on the intranet if they have them. Local press, publications and online resources may also give you a mention too - especially if you're doing something notable. 

Don't forget to emphasise what you are doing, why, and the important impact your money will have on Place2Be.

Tip 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

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