You don't need to be an athlete to raise money for a good cause, use your creativity to make your fundraising stand out
You don’t need to be an athlete, or even do an activity at all, in order to creatively raise money for a charity campaign or cause you care about on JustGiving. In fact, it is often the fundraisers who think outside the box that end up raising the most money, as people they don’t even know are touched by their story and the way they have chosen to tell it.
At JustGiving we give you all the tools you need to accomplish your online charity work, and you will benefit from all of our investment into a platform which will help you reach more people and raise more money. The key to your fundraising success however is the why. What do we mean about the why? Well, it is about communicating why you have chosen to raise money for the charity you have chosen, why their cause means so much to you and why people that care about you should support your appeal.
So do not feel put off by the fact that your only contact to online fundraising has been from people asking you to donate to their marathon or 10k page. If you can think of something creative, something fun, some way of communicating an important challenge that a charity is fighting to overcome then you will resonate with an audience of people who care.
Here are some examples of wonderfully creative fundraisers who have used JustGiving to raise money for charity in unique ways.
Paul's a big fan of the BBC radio soap opera, The Archers. He was so moved by Helen Titchener's domestic abuse storyline, he started raising money to help Refuge support real-life Helens. His campaign has raised over £135,000
Mac's dad Ted used to travel the country singing in clubs. He now has Alzheimer's. His memory has deteriorated, but singing really helps him. By sharing videos of his dad singing his favourite hits in their very own carpool karaoke, Mac and his dad #songaminuteman have raised over £100,000 for Alzheimer's Society.
Dean built a human-sized wooden hamster wheel in his back garden. He then took the six-foot wheel to his local high street, and ran in it in front of shoppers for 24 hours straight. He's raised almost £8,000 for Southend Hospital Charity's Dementia Appeal.
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