There are lots of different ways you can fundraise for SARSAS. From our experience, choosing something you enjoy is just as important as the money you raise. This is your chance to take part in a challenge you have always wanted to do or test your organisational and communications skills.
The types of fundraising that have worked well for SARSAS in the past include:
Organise a clothes swap, raffles, bake sale or music fundraiser. Check out our A-Z of fundraising events for inspiration!
Donate your birthday or special occasion
There are hundreds of challenge events to take part in across the UK. Charity Challenge is a good place for ideas. Lots of people have supported us through running events like Bath Half, Bristol 10K, Taunton Marathon, Weston Super-Mare and Yeovil Half Marathon. We have also worked with Aero Superbatics who provide wing walking experiences.
Tips for fundraising
Fundraising is all about asking. It sounds obvious but the more you ask, the more you will raise!
Start with those closest to you: parents, partners, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and friends – as they will no doubt want to support your efforts. Also think about colleagues, professional contacts, neighbours, gym buddies and anyone else around you.
Then it is all about communication and keeping that up. Sometimes a one-to-one ask will be more appropriate; sometimes a shout-out on social media will help. The key thing to remember is when you ask (through whatever method) make sure you include information or instructions on how to make the donation.
Our fundraising pack contains everything you need, from start to finish to run a successful fundraising event or you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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