SarcoidosisUK - Organise a Fundraising Event

ORGANISE AN EVENT

Fundraising for a cause you are passionate about is exciting and inspiring. The more money you raise the more lives of people with sarcoidosis you can help change. Below you will find resources to help get you started, including instructions to set up a JustGiving page and our downloadable SarcoidosisUK Fundraising Guide, filled with information and ideas.

Meet some of our fundraising heroes. These people challenged themselves, and raised funds for SarcoidosisUK:

Matt and Ben climbed Mt Kilimanjaro
and raised funds for SarcoidosisUK

These men cycled from Worcester to Lyme Regis
in memory of James Milbourne

Our own Jack Richardson took part in the
Great North Run 2017 for SarcoidosisUK

Helen took part in the Great North Run 2017
for SarcoidosisUK

Maria challenged herself
by walking up Snowdon,
the highest mountain in Wales

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Set up a JustGiving Fundraising Page

For your online fundraising page, we recommend using Just GivingIt's quick and easy. Just follow the steps below to create your page:

  1. Register an account. It’s easy. You can use your Facebook account to create an account if you like.
  2. Log into your account and click ‘Start Fundraising'.
  3. When asked 'Are you fundraising for a registered charity?', select 'Yes, continue'.
  4. Search for SarcoidosisUK. You can also search us by our charity number, 1063986.
  5. JustGiving will ask you whether you’re taking part in an event, celebrating an occasion, fundraising in memory or doing your own thing.
  6. If you can't see your event listed (e.g. London Marathon), select ‘Add your own’ at the bottom of the page and write a bit more about your activity.
  7. Choose your web address – this is the link you’ll be sharing with friends and family when asking them to donate.
  8. Tick 'Yes' if you're running a bake sale, or selling tickets to an event, raffle or auction. Donations to your Page won't be eligible for Gift Aid. (You can find out more about Gift Aid under Money Matters, below).
  9. Click ‘Create your page’.

Job done! Your Fundraising Page is now set up and ready to accept donations. JustGiving send the money that you raise to SarcoidosisUK on a weekly basis. Now you can start on the fun stuff – personalising your page and sharing it friends and family.

Some tips:

  • Add pictures to your page. Fundraisers who do this raise 14% more per photo.
  • Tell your story. People will give more if they know why you care about SarcoidosisUK.
  • Pages with a fundraising target raise 46% more. So be brave and tell them your target.
  • Update your friends with photos of you training or fundraising. Add them onto your page and re-share on social media – your friends will be impressed and will be more inclined to donate!

Stories from our fundraising heroes

 

Matt and Ben climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for SarcoidosisUK!

 

Here are some thoughts from Matt on what motivated him to take on this challenge:

"The climb took us 6 days. All Ben and I wanted was a big mad adventure, we're both into climbing and this looked like something we could accomplish with a bit of persistence and training. People thought we were daft but it really was a once in a lifetime adventure.

Ben and I like to think we're strong willed, tough and determined, but I'm nothing on how strong willed and tough my mum is. She's fought through a lot in her life, her battle with Sarcoidosis being her most recent fight.

It was an honour to raise money for a charity that is able to help someone like my mum. Walking up 19,000ft is nothing in comparison to the daily climb someone who suffers with Sarcoidosis is up against."

Thank you, Matt & Ben!

Check out some of their jaw-dropping photos below:

Matt & Ben Kilimanjaro – M&B at airport (3)
Matt & Ben Kilimanjaro – Matt & sign (2)
Matt & Ben Kilimanjaro – Matt clouds
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