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Fundraising Support

You’re not alone when you fundraise for CMT United Kingdom. Here are some handy fundraising tips to help maximise your fundraising plan and have some fun in the process.

Who to ask to sponsor you

  • family
  • friends
  • neighbours
  • classmates
  • colleagues
  • employers
  • local companies
  • local pubs
  • local societies

How to ask people to support you

Enthusiasm is contagious – your positive attitude will rub off on others and help raise sponsorship. Explain why you are raising money, and what CMT United Kingdom does.

Set up a fundraising page on www.justgiving.com – set up a free personal fundraising page and email it to your entire address book. Make sure you include a photo of you hard at work! Make sure you ask the most generous person to sponsor you first and hopefully everyone else will follow.

Sponsorship forms – to maximise your sponsorship opportunities, we can also provide you with sponsorship forms. Keep them on you at all times as you never know who you will bump into.  Download a customisable one Sponsor Form (a Word document).

Collection boxes – we can provide you with collection boxes. Ask your local pub or shop if you can leave one on the counter.  Maybe you could go on a Friday night in fancy dress and ask the punters?

Publicity for local companies – write to local companies for sponsorship. Offer to display a logo on your t-shirt for a big donation.

Fundraising ideas

  • pack bags at your local supermarket
  • invite friends for dinner and charge them for the pleasure
  • plan your own fundraising event

The list is endless – and we support you all the way.

How your company or organisation can help

  • matched giving – some companies will match the sponsorship you raise, an easy way to double your sponsorship.
  • organise a one off event in the office
  • put one of our collection boxes or posters in your reception to promote your fundraising
  • advertise in a company newsletter or intranet
  • send the link to your Justgiving page to the office, clients and suppliers

Gift Aid It!

The Gift Aid scheme enables charities to reclaim tax on donations, which means CMT United Kingdom receives an extra 28p for every £1 donated – at no cost to you or your sponsor.

All we need is the full name and address (including postcode) of the donor, to allow us to reclaim the Gift Aid.

Publicity

Sell yourself! Your local newspaper, radio station or television company can help raise awareness about your fundraising activity – remember they want an interesting story, and maybe some exciting photos. Make sure you include your contact details and a link to your Justgiving page so anyone reading the article can sponsor you.

Contact Paula Hunter, our PR consultant, on paula@cmt.org.uk or phone her on 07739 989915 and she’ll help you contact your local media.

We are here to support you

In order to provide you with the maximum of support, we have developed a comprehensive guide to our “rules” when it comes to fundraising.  There is nothing particular complicated about these guidelines – but there are certain legalities that you need to abide by; and we prefer that all fundraising undertaken is solely for CMT United Kingdom, and not split between different causes or organisations.  If you would like to fundraise for two causes in one event, we prefer to have a written agreement with you about how the funds are to be split.

Download the Fundraising Guidelines (these include the ID authorisation form)

 

Paying in your funds

And once everything is done and dusted, please sending your money to us by downloading the form here– it also details BACS information for direct transfer to our bank account.

 

Get in touch with us.

0800 6526316 

fundraising@cmt.org.uk

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