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Sponsorship Tips

Why not try something you've always wanted to do and get sponsored for doing it?  It could be something scary (like having your chest waxed!), or something that will benefit you (like being sponsored to give up chocolate for a year!), or perhaps it’s taking part in one of our Challenge Events. Whatever you decide to do, we’re here to help…

Online sponsorship

Setting up your own online fundraising page using sites like Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving is a quick and easy way of raising sponsorship. Online fundraising gives you the opportunity to personalise your own profile page, upload photos, set targets and is a great way for family and friends, wherever they may be, to sponsor you. There is no need to collect any sponsorship money raised – it’s all done for you.

Click the images below for help with starting your fundraising.

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Paper sponsorship forms

Please email fundraising@stmichaelshospice.org.uk or call us on 01256 848848 if you need a paper sponsorship form and we will get one out to you. Please ask your sponsors to fill out their full name, home address and postcode so that we can claim an additional 25% in Gift Aid on their donation if they are a UK taxpayer (Gift Aid increases the amount you raise by 25% as we are able to claim back the tax paid by the donor on the amount they have given).

Tips for getting sponsored:

  • Personalise your Virgin Money Giving page – tell people why you’re fundraising
  • Add pictures – perhaps even one of you training so people can see how hard you’re working!
  • Set yourself a goal, and make people aware of it
  • Emphasise how much it costs us to provide treatment to patients
  • Interact on social media; keep sharing your Virgin Money Giving page. Did you know that 45% of traffic comes from mobile devices and 30% of donations are given using a mobile device?
  • Keep reminding people to sponsor you! On average, it takes 2-3 emails to get just one donation
  • Take your sponsorship form everywhere with you so you don’t miss an opportunity to raise money

Further Information

Please call the Fundraising Hotline on 01256 848848 or email to fundraising@stmichaelshospice.org.uk if have any questions.