Thank you for choosing to support Tilehouse Counselling in your fundraising efforts.
Your donations help us to continue to support those with mental health needs in our community.
Set yourself a challenge!
Decide on your fundraising challenge.
State what you are hoping to achieve and set milestones along the way.
A milestone can help incentivise your supporters and give you a boost for your fundraising efforts too. For example, if you raise over £500 you will dye your hair, wear fancy dress to work etc!
Set up your online fundraising page
Tilehouse counselling is a registered charity with the following on-line fundraising sites:
Using an online fundraising page makes it easy for friends and family to sponsor you. Just send them a link to your page, and all the money they give comes straight to us.
Things to include in your online fundraising page:
- what you're doing
- a target amount
- a paragraph about why you're fundraising for Tilehouse, to personalise your appeal. The more detail the better as a personal connection to the good cause will make the most impact.
photos, including a picture of yourself, maybe while training for your challenge or doing your chosen activity
If your sponsors are UK taxpayers, Tilehouse can claim an extra 25p more for every £1 you raise. Please ask them to tick the Gift Aid box when sponsoring you online.
Share with friends and family
Tell everyone you know about your fundraising challenge and do ask them to share with their audiences too.
Use social media, emails or phone calls to update everyone - this really helps with building awareness and encouraging donations too.
Do communicate regularly with your progress on your challenge and fundraising targets.
Here are some ideas for sharing your fundraising on social media:
- Post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or even just put your JustGiving link in your page's profile, bio or status.
- Write a blog to update your family and friends.
- Send your link to your contacts via WhatsApp.
- Snapchat your fundraising story.
Send an email out to family, friends, colleagues and neighbours telling them about your fundraising. Encourage them to donate and share your JustGiving page.
Add your fundraising page link to your email signature, so everyone you email sees it.
Some companies offer to match charity donations up to a certain amount. If you're an employee, ask if yours does!
Shout about what you’re doing to the local press. They are always on the lookout for stories, especially something readers can relate to, like your family's personal experience or a triumph over adversity.
Tips on working with the press:
- If you are not sure how to compose a press release, we have a guide you can use, please follow this link.
- Always include at least one good quality photo with your press release to improve the chance of them covering your story.
- Choose photos relevant to your fundraising journey, or that link to the reason you are raising funds.
- You can find contact details for journalists on newspaper or radio websites or in the newspaper itself. Most journalists are also on twitter so you could try and build a link with them on-line too.
If you would prefer to donate funds raised directly rather than set up a fundraising page, please follow this link.
THANK YOU, your efforts and support mean we can continue to support those with mental health needs in our community.