Once you've decided how you'd like to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital, your first step is to register your fundraising with us. Please complete an agreement form so we can support you with your fundraising.
What's your big fundraising idea?
The sky’s the limit - how about a sky dive? Or try raising money as well as your heartbeat with a trek, a swim-a-thon or a cycle event. If getting sweaty isn't your thing, get baking with a charity cake sale or turn down the volume with a sponsored silence.
It's all about the money
Think about how much money you want to raise for Sheffield Children's Hospital and make this your target. It is often helpful to ask for that extra £5 if it will help you reach your fundraising goal.
List your costs and estimate how much money you will make. This will give you your budget.
Know your break-even point so you know how much money you need to make to cover costs.
Don’t forget to think about when costs have to be paid.
If you are organising charity event, do you need a float at the event and is there a secure place for the money to be stored if needed?
Can you reduce expenditure through donated goods or company sponsorship?
How to boost your fundraising
Set up an online fundraising page to make it easy for your friends to donate. Once you are set up these pages will help you share information about your fundraising and why you are helping to make it better for Sheffield Children's Hospital. Plus donations made online can be paid directly to The Children's Hospital Charity. Have a look at either JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving.
Here are a few tips:
- Make your fundraising page personal and write about why you are taking on your charity challenge
- Add a photo
- Update your page with stories about your fundraising
- Post your page to Facebook, Twitter and any other social media platform you have access to
- Email the link to friends, family and colleagues