Raise more for your charity by telling your story

Virgin Money

As we move into the winter racing season, the calendar is full of exciting events where you can make your mark both in terms of personal performance and raising money for the causes you choose to support.

Virgin Money Giving is a partner of runbritain and can help you reach your target for sponsorship. It offers low admin fees for charity fundraising, so more of your sponsorship will go to the charity of your choice. Additionally, Virgin Money Giving can guide you in your efforts to raise as much as you can with helpful ideas and top tips on the website. 

The first step is to tell people your story - especially if you’re asking people other than friends or family to sponsor you.

So make sure you go into detail about what you’re doing why you've chosen your particular charity, both on your fundraising page and in any letters or emails you send out.

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • Why did you choose this charity?
  • What event or challenge have you chosen to do?
  • What will your fundraising mean to your charity?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience?

Once you’ve told your story and made people aware of your fundraising, keep updating your Virgin Money Giving page to give them a reason to come back. Treat your fundraising page like a blog by adding photos and progress reports whenever you can.


You could also send an email when you’ve updated your page, to let everyone know there are new things to see. People who have already sponsored you will be interested in how you’re getting on, and it’s a reminder for those who didn’t sponsor you the first time around to make a donation.


For more handy fundraising ideas and tips, head over to Virgin Money Giving where you’ll find plenty of inspiration to raise more.


You could win a Pamper Package


Virgin Money Giving are running a monthly ‘Pamper Package’ prize draw  until 31 December 2015, open to all fundraisers who receive one or more donations on their fundraising page in any given month between those dates.


The 'Pamper Package' prize includes:


Ø       A fabulous Pamper Day from Virgin Active.

Ø       A 12 month magazine subscription.

Ø       £100 donation to their Virgin Money Giving page.

Ø       Chocolates and champagne from Virgin Wines.

Ø       £50 Sweatshop voucher.


Best of luck with your fundraising!