Fundraise for us
There are many ways that you, your school or your company can raise money to support Newcastle United Foundation. Fundraising can be great fun and don’t worry, we will give you all the tips and tricks you need to help you reach your fundraising target.
Here’s some useful advice and tips on how to make your fundraising as successful as possible!
Your Sponsor Form:
Take your sponsor form wherever you go, you never know who might be willing to sponsor you! Also, try and have two large sponsor amounts at the top of your form as others filling in the form will look to these amounts as a guide.
Make a list of everyone you know personally and through work and send them a personal email. Blanket emails tend to put people off (we all receive them!) and although it is more time consuming, people will respond much more positively. Remember to always say thank you when they donate!
Set up a JustGiving Site:
Visit www.justgiving.com and set up your personalised fundraising page to get your voice out to the masses. News travels faster online, so email and share your page on social network sites. Add the link to your fundraising page to the bottom of your email address (if this is a work address check with employers first), to give you the extra edge and boost your fundraising efforts. Remember online fundraising is easy! Money paid via JustGiving will come directly to Newcastle United Foundation, so you don’t have to chase anybody for the money.
Make sure you have a back up plan for all eventualities if you’re having an event. Think about what you would do for example if it rained at an outdoor event, and have a back up plan. Thinking of these things in advance means that if there is a hiccup, there is no need to panic, the event can still be a success!
The sale of tickets, draw and announcements of the results must all take place at the event and on the premises. There must be no cash prizes. No more than £250 can be spent on the prizes. Wherever possible ask for donated prizes off friends and family. If you are holding a raffle you need to adhere to these conditions to keep it legal and to avoid needing a licence.
If you are going to collect in a public place you will need a collector’s licence, you will need a licence from your Local Authority if you intend to: sell alcohol, have extended hours, provision of food and drink and royalties for drama or film shows, collecting or selling money in a public place.
Insurance and Responsibility:
When running an event you need to consider health and safety. Depending on the event you may need to consider insurance and licences. If you choose a venue that specialises in holding public events then they are likely to have all this in place. Make sure you check though.
All leaflets, posters, tickets etc you use to publicise your activity must by law state our charity number therefore please use ‘Registered Charity Number: 1124896’