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How to set up an online fundraising page

It couldn’t be easier to set up an online fundraising page and it means your friends and family can sponsor you wherever they are, from any device and the money comes straight to St Helena Hospice!

We've included instructions for JustGiving, Facebook and Timeless Tributes below as these are the online giving sites we recommend for collecting your fundraising.

Whichever way you choose, remember to use your page to tell your story - what you are doing and why. Post regular updates, especially if you’re training for an event or challenge as seeing you reach your milestones will inspire people to donate. You can share pictures and videos of your training, preparation or fundraising.  And don't forget to share the link with friends, family, colleagues and neighbours – social media is a great way to do this, and you can ask everyone else to share the link with their friends too!

Someone holding a mobile phone displaying a JustGiving online fundraising page

Just Giving

Visit JustGiving and click ‘Start Fundraising’, choose the fundraising for a charity option (you’ll need to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one) and search for St Helena Hospice. From the ‘what are you doing’ options choose the most relevant option for your fundraising. If you're taking part in one of our events choose 'Taking part in an event' and you'll be able to select the exact event from a list. You’ll have the option to add details if you’re fundraising in memory of someone and change your page’s URL name.

Once you’ve accepted JustGiving’s terms and conditions you can edit your page to add some details about why you’re fundraising, set a fundraising target, and tell your story. You can also change your cover image if you’d like.

Visit JustGiving
 

Connect Strava to your JustGiving

If your fundraiser involves walking, running, cycling or another physical activity you can connect your JustGiving page to the Strava app to track distances and post updates to your page.

Strava is an app for iOs (iPhone & iWatch) and Android devices which can be used to track physical activity, and you can connect your JustGiving page to the Strava app to share activity with your sponsors.

To set up the connection, login to your JustGiving account and open your fundraising page. Scroll down slightly and select the orange ‘Connect Strava’ button. Login, or register with Strava (it’s free!). Confirm your permissions and save your preferences.

Remember to download the Strava app to your phone, take it with you and start tracking when you start the walk.

 
 

Facebook Fundraisers

If you have a Facebook account, you can create a fundraising page and your friends and family on Facebook will be notified that you’ve set it up. Simply visit the St Helena Hospice Facebook fundraiser page (if you aren’t logged into Facebook on the device you’re using to create your fundraiser you’ll be prompted to login).

You can choose a picture we’ve uploaded to our Facebook page or add one of your own, change your fundraiser name and details, tell everyone why you’re fundraising for St Helena Hospice, set a fundraising goal and end date. You’ll be able to add pictures and messages to your fundraiser just like you would a Facebook page.

Set up a Facebook fundraiser
 

Timeless Tributes

If you’re fundraising in memory of a loved one, why not set up a Timeless Tribute page to collect your fundraising. This is a page that you can personalise for your loved one and share photos, videos and memories. You can add the details of your challenge to your page and share it in the same way as other online giving sites. It’s very quick and simple to set up, just visit our Timeless Tributes page and complete the form at the bottom of the page.

View Timeless Tributes
 

If you’ve collected money offline as well as online, you may wish to visit our how to pay in your fundraising page

If you’re looking for ideas to boost your fundraising, visit our A to Z fundraising ideas page to get inspired.

We’d love to hear about your fundraising. You can get in touch with our fundraising team by calling 01206 931 468 or email fundraising@sthelena.org.uk

Our team is here to support you every step of the way.                

 

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