Have you been saving up favours from friends, to use during a time of need? Now is the time to ask those you know for a helping hand! Think about family, friends, work colleagues, any local businesses, groups or clubs that you are a part of. You can even call on regional press to spread the word about your fundraiser.
A story worth telling
Whoever you're talking to, make sure you include a good story about why you are fundraising when you approach them for support. Share stories of the children we support and show the impact of your fundraiser and why it's so important.
It's important to get people's attention. Use unusual promotional strategies to stand out from the crowd, such as competitions to win tickets, taking out an advert in your local paper and contacting community groups that are relevant to your event. This could be sport groups, parental groups or craft clubs.
Social media can be a powerful thing
Keep your supporters posted about your progress, from the time you start preparing your fundraiser to the day you hand in your donations. You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms to showcase your hard work and help spread the word about your fundraiser and the cause you're raising money for.
Don't forget to tell us all about it!
We love to hear about our supporter fundraisers. Send your photos and fundraising stories to firstname.lastname@example.org and we might even ask you to feature them on our Facebook page or in our newsletter.