Set a target
It helps to stay motivated if you set yourself a fundraising target, and remember, think big! The more money you raise, the more children we can help. If you need help setting a target, take a look here [link] to see what your money could pay for. If you hit your target, increase your target.
Spread the word
The more people you tell about your fundraising, the more support you will get. If you are taking up a challenge or holding an event tell people on social media, get in touch with local newspapers and radio stations, start a blog following your progress, and most importantly, share your photos and story with Lifelites so we can tell all our supporters! Read our advice here.
Online donations are becoming increasingly popular, so make sure you create an online fundraising page using sites like JustGiving. This way you can easily share the link to your page with friends, family and colleagues and the money comes directly to us.
Tell your boss
Some workplaces offer matched funding, so make sure you ask and find out if you could get your fundraising doubled. Workplaces are also a great place to hold fundraising events – especially if it involves cake!
Tell your story
What is your motivation for fundraising – do you have a personal experience or have you witnessed the impact that our work with children in hospices has. If so, make sure you tell everyone. It helps to illustrate why the work we do is so vital, and will inspire and encourage people to support you.
You can raise even more funds with Gift Aid. Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 people donate, we can claim back 25p from HMRC, helping your donation go further without costing you any extra.
You can do this with both online donations and cash/cheque donations. Online, you will be provided with an option to Gift Aid when making your donation. For cash and cheques, you can request a Gift Aid envelope from us.
We have plenty of resources to help you with your fundraising, there’s everything from balloons to poster templates.
Have fun with your fundraising, and take the worry out of it by making sure everything is done properly, read the following to make sure your event is safe and legal.
The more people you tell about your fundraising, the more successful it’s likely to be. Two of the ways you can do this are to tell your local newspapers and radio stations, and post about it on social media.
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John Donoghue is a dedicated Lifelites Benefactor. He shared with us his very moving personal story about his daughter's health and the reason he decided to become a benefactor, and make a regular monthly gift to Lifelites.
Our Patrons support our vision, mission and values and give all of their time for free. Their contribution and support is highly valued.
Lifelites aims to harness the power of technology by donating a wide variety of assistive and inclusive equipment to enhance the lives of life-limited and disabled children using hospice services.
For these children with complex cognitive and physical impairments, this technology is quite simply magical. It gives them opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise have to join in with the world around them, irrespective of their disabilities.
Providing these opportunities is only possible because of the donations that Lifelites receives.
We have two new additions to our magical technology package! Click below to learn more about the Tilt Table and the PODs Sensory Tent!