Fundraising Would you like to fundraise for POINT? Need some ideas? Have a think about how you want to raise money. Whatever you decide on – a sponsored run or swim; a raffle or competition; or charity bake - JUST HAVE FUN. Speak to your employer and ask them to match fund what you raise – DOUBLE YOUR MONEY! Consider the details – don’t skimp out on proper planning and preparation, whether it’s finding the perfect venue or date, or working out your budget. Ask for charity rates from suppliers and for donations or sponsorship from companies – you’ll be amazed at how supportive people can be. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to support or sponsor you, and ask them to ask their friends! Set up your personalised donations through JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving or BT MyDonate. Make sure you have asked us for a sponsorship form and don’t forget about Gift Aid*. Don’t be shy about advertising your event wherever you can, your own social media pages can be really good to encourage your friends to support and donate, as well as asking them to share or retweet your posts to spread news of your fundraising efforts to even more people. Think your event is newsworthy? Contact your local press/radio/TV and tell them what you’re doing – we can help you write a press release if you would like. Don’t forget to make sure you are keeping it safe and legal. Don’t forget to please ring us and let us know what you’re up to on 0161 503 1547 or email [email protected] We love to hear about our supporters’ events and we can provide you with sponsorship forms, our logo, and collection tins for your use. Don’t forget to send us those photos in so we can get them up on our website! You can pay your money in by several different methods so just get in touch with us and we’ll talk you through the options. *Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back 25p for every £1 donated by a UK taxpayer, provided they make a Gift Aid declaration. For more details, click here. For a Gift Aid declaration form, click here. Here's a few ideas to get you started.... Take a look at some of the recent fundraising events our supporters have done……..