• Choose an activity. Picking an activity can be tricky, but it shouldn’t have to be. Choose something you know (and others) will enjoy and if you’re stuck on ideas, we have plenty of fun fundraising ideas you can pick from.
  • Create a crowdfunding page. Crowdfunding is a popular way to raise money from a large pool of people online. Setting up a crowdfunding page is easy, secure and takes less than 2 minutes. There are lots of crowdfunding websites to choose from. Some of the more popular ones are JustGiving, GoFundMe and Virgin Money Giving.

TOP TIP: High-quality photos are more likely to generate more donations, and adding at least 5 photos which show different aspects of the crowdfund is likely to appeal to more people.

Facebook fundraiser: Alternatively, you can create a fundraiser on Facebook! All you have to do is go on the fundraising icon on the left-hand side of the page, click on “raise money”, select charity and type “HNH Community”. You can set how much you’d like to raise, establish a deadline, write a captivating description of what and why you’re fundraising and a photo that brightens up your appeal. The best part is, FB doesn’t charge a fee and all the proceeds go directly to the charity. If you prefer GoFundMe, you can find us there easily too! Type “HOPE not hate Charitable Trust” under charity or organisation when setting up your donations page.

  • Start promoting: Tell people you’re raising money - and tell them why. Message people you think will be interested, sharing what got you to start this fundraiser, and ask them to join in. If you don’t ask, they won’t do it! And lines like “Send a thank you note to people who donate, and ask them to share it on their Facebook wall - friends of friends will donate too if they’re asked.

TOP TIP: Post encouraging messages when you reach milestones and when you nearly reach your target.

  • Safety first: Whatever you do, planning your event carefully is the best way to avoid accidents from occurring. Whether you’re using specialist equipment or preparing food, make sure you follow the appropriate guidelines.

TOP TIP: In some cases, you may have to comply with rules and regulations before holding an event. Ensure you check with your local authority and the gambling commission and get a licence if needed.

  • Get in touch. We’d love to know how you’re getting on! It doesn’t matter if you’re in the planning stages or just about finished, email us at [email protected] and we’ll send you our merchandise as a thank you for fundraising! Don’t forget to send us pictures and boomerangs so we can see how you’re getting on! Also, do reach out if you’d like us to feature your fundraising appeal on our page.

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