Walking With Giants Foundation
Supporting Individuals and Families Affected By Microcephalic Primordial Dwarfism

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About Fundraising

There are a number of laws and regulations governing how people can collect or fund raise for a charity.

Different laws and regulations apply depending on where and how you decide to raise funds. They are designed to protect you, the volunteer fundraiser and the public from fraud and to ensure best practice.

When you are fundraising for the 'WWGF', you are representing us, so we ask you to comply with our fundraising rules, the relevant laws and regulations; and be guided by our principles in all that you do.

It is essential that any fundraising activity or event should be run legally and safely. We have provided some information on the other pages in this section to guide you to organise your events legally and safely, but it is the responsibility of the events organiser to ensure compliance with legal, health and safety standards.

There are hundreds of different ways you can raise money for the 'WWGF', but we suggest you choose the one that you will enjoy the most! Try involving family, friends and work colleagues.

Here are some popular ideas.

Quiz Evenings

Organise just one night or a whole series of quizzes in your local pub or social club. You can charge entry for each team and get prizes donated. Many pubs or social clubs will be happy to support you as the event will bring them extra customers.

Sponsorship and Challenges

Can you face 24 hours of not swearing, smoking or speaking?

If you can, get sponsored for it! Or why not try sporting ventures such as swimming, cycling or running, and get fit at the same time.

There are plenty of things you can get sponsored for –from giving up chocolate for a month to having your beard/hair shaved off. Or feeling more adventurous?

You could take on the challenge of a lifetime – from abseiling down a building to running a marathon – and you can ask people to sponsor you for your efforts.

Or perhaps you are just starting out and want a more manageable challenge like a three mile run and fancy an extra incentive by taking part for the 'WWGF'.

See the Challenge Events section for some activities that you might be able to get involved with.

Auction of Promises

Auction lots could range from two hours of dog walking to theatre tickets, meals in local restaurants or mowing your neighbour's lawn.

You could even auction someone's skills – e.g. decorating. You could hold it at home or in a local venue and charge a small entrance fee.

Make sure you have got plenty to auction and get local publicity to encourage people to attend.

Dinner Party

Cook a meal and invite your friends – for a price! You could also run a mini-raffle or auction during dinner to provide additional entertainment and raise money.

Odd Jobs

Help a neighbour or member of your family by taking their dog for a walk, doing their shopping or cleaning up the garden in exchange for a small donation. Better still why not encourage your family members to get sponsored to do household tasks – you will raise money for a good cause and help to create equality in your home!

Social Event

Hold a party, BBQ, coffee morning, or even a wine tasting. Charge people to attend and organise a raffle. Everyone will have a great time and the money raised will make a real difference to the 'WWGF'.

Sporting Event

If you are part of a sports club, golf club or fitness centre, you could organise a charity football match, golf day or fancy dress sports challenge. Maybe your club has one already and you could nominate the 'WWGF' to be the benefiting charity?

Collections

Get permission to collect from your local supermarket, pub, football club, train station, theatre, cinema or shopping centre. See page 4 for some top tips on organising a collection.

School Events

Ask your child's school to arrange a fete, disco, or allow the children to wear their own clothes or pyjama's to school for 50p or a £1.00.

Recruit New Supporters

Encourage your friends to make a regular donation. If every 'WWGF' supporter recruited only two more people it would make a huge difference to our income and our work.

You and your friends can make regular donations to the 'WWGF' via the 'justgiving' website.

Money raised or donated via 'justgiving' can also generate more money for us from the Government's Gift Aid scheme.

In a nutshell for every £10.00 raised or donated the 'WWGF' can claim an extra £2.82 from the Government.

To make a regular or a one-off donation online, please visit :

http://www.justgiving.com/walkingwithgiants/donate

Did you know that you can also create a fundraising page to support your efforts? It takes the hassle out of manually collecting sponsorship money plus at the same time gives you the chance to advertise your fundraising efforts!

For more information about setting up a fundraising page, please visit:

http://www.justgiving.com/walkingwithgiants/Raisemoney

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