Wednesday, 30 July 2014

8 handy tips for raising money for VHL disease

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by VHL UK/Ireland

1. Choose a fundraising activity that you have a passion for or set an achievement for yourself 

Go for a personal achievement such as a half marathon or sponsored cycle ride, or raise money whilst doing something you love such as Zumba or a bake sale. Take inspiration at other events that are currently planned. 

2. Create an EveryClick sponsor page, as well as a facebook page

Simply follow the simple steps to set up your EveryClick account and create your own Fundraising Page. This way you can share your event and invite others to share and 'like' on social media. You could also create a blog to keep people updated of your progress leading up to a fundraising event - great for a marathon training plan!

3. Hand out the VHL fact sheet
Great for educating and raising awareness - many people like to know about what they are sponsoring/donating to. Download here and print.

4. Let VHL UK/Ireland help by listing your event/activity

The charity are happy to share updates, photos and achievements on the official Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the events page of the VHL UK/Ireland website - email

5. Use an online sponsorship page and a paper donation form

Not everyone prefers to go online to donate or sponsor someone, it may also be more convenient to have a paper form to pin to a noticeboard or use around the office. Download a paper sponsorship form to print off.

6. Make sure you tick 'Gift Aid' 

This means the government will donate a set amount per every pound raised, if the person donating is a UK taxpayer. Tick the box on the paper sponsorship form or on your EveryClick page.

7. Use a VHL UK/Ireland t-shirt to raise awareness and promote your cause

Now available to buy in the online shop, cotton and sports t-shirts and vests and pin badges. Also, add VHL UK/Ireland artwork to your posters and online pages - email and we will send any artwork or information that you require.

8. Download 'Give as you Live' to donate money (for free) every time you shop online

Every penny raised is important in making a difference to those affected by VHL disease. Whether it’s a bake sale or a marathon, we would love to hear about what you are planning and offer any fundraising material available.