Fundraising ideas are as varied as the number of charities you can fundraise for, so let your imagination run wild!
Top Fundraising Tips
Get in touch with the AHT fundraising department for literature to give out, sponsorship forms, collection boxes or collection buckets and a copy of our logo to put on all promotional items. You can also download sponsorship forms here.
Set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving for an easy and efficient way of collecting money. Visit www.virginmoneygiving.com and follow the easy instructions.
Talk to local companies about what you are doing and how they can help. For instance they may donate auction items, provide food or drink free of charge, or supply a venue free of charge. Talk to your local printers about supplying free posters to advertise your event.
Get your friends and family involved, they can talk to even more people and help you with the organisation
Don’t get dishearten by ‘Nos’. You will get a few, but the generosity of one person is worth ten ‘Nos’.
Show your support of the Trust by holding a collection box in your shop, pub, vet practice or work place. Every penny counts
Please contact us to request your collection box and let us know details of where the box will be held. Make sure the box is in full view and accessible for clients and visitors to drop their small change into.
To order your Collection Box please contact the Fundraising Department on 01638 555648 or email email@example.com
Here are a few simple guidelines for you regarding the collection box:
- The box must remain static in the premises allocated. Door to door collecting is not permissible.
- If the box is stolen or broken into, please contact us immediately.
- When the box is full, please empty the box and forward a cheque for the amount together with a covering note with name and address details. We will return a Certificate of Appreciation for the amount, which you can display if you so wish.
Please send the cheque made payable to Animal Health Trust for the amount contained in the box to the Fundraising Department.
Every year the AHT has several places for runners in the Virgin London Marathon, and this year eight runners made up the AHT Marathon Team.
If you are interested in running and raising funds for the Trust in 2017, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07805 428 327.
But don’t just stop at marathons; if you want to raise some money for the AHT by doing a parachute jump, bungee jump, three peaks challenge, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or perhaps staying silent for 24 hours then please contact the fundraising department for support with your challenge. Email email@example.com
The AHT holds several events throughout the year, however we are always very grateful to individuals who organise an event themselves to raise money for us. We are happy to support in any way we can with event. Try one of the ideas below to get you started!
- Auction of promises
- Car boot sale
- Coffee morning
- Dog show
- Jumble sale
- Pub quiz
- Race night
There are many ways you can help the AHT by raising money via the Internet. Here are a few examples of what you could do:
For easy ways to raise money, there are fantastic websites that do the organising for you, such as virginmoneygiving.com and justgiving.com. You could be undertaking a challenge or just want to ask for donations to help with a cause you’re particularly passionate about. Select Animal Health Trust as the charity you want to donate to, and post details of it on your very own web page if you have one. Set a target and a time limit, and even link to your Twitter feed to give regular updates on your progress. Once you achieved your target, or completed your challenge, the money will come straight to us. Simple!
Guess2Give – an easy and fun way to raise money with a twist! Everyone who makes a guess, could win a cash prize.
Whether you’re running, cycling, swimming, have a baby due or giving a wedding speech - whatever your event or occasion, set up a free Guess2Give sweepstake to challenge your friends and raise money for the AHT. Try it here https://www.guess2give.com/charity/detail/animal-health-trust .
eBay - The AHT has signed up through MissionFish to eBay for Charities. This allows you to donate part, or all the proceeds from the sale of your unwanted items through eBay. Just list your items with eBay for Charity and your listing will stand out with this ribbon symbol .
As well as benefiting from this financially, the work of the AHT will be highlighted to anyone who views your items!
For further information click here.