Welcome to the team!
Thank you so much for choosing to support Street Child - welcome to the team! You are now part of the Street Child family. We've put together this page as a one stop shop for all fundraising support but, as ever, if you have any questions drop us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on: 0207 614 76 96!
Set Up Your Page.
If you haven't already. Set up your fundraising page here.
We use Everyday Hero as it allows sponsors to cover the administration fee - meaning more money goes to Street Child than with other platforms.
It's also really easy to personalise your page and interact with sponsors. See below for our top tips!
Festive fundraising and donations matched.
Great news! All public donations made to your fundraising page before 21st February 2019 will be matched by the UK Government as part of Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ appeal. This is AMAZING. Check out our festive fundraising guide to see how you can maximise this opportunity.
Personalise your page - the stats from our fundraising gurus do not lie; personalised pages with a photo and short bio or a few lines about why you are taking on the challenge raise on average 118% more than a blank page!
Make the first donation count - If your first donation is bigger people will donate more on average. Line up a loved one, or do it yourself, and make that first donation as generous as possible - it will see you off to a flying start and encourage others to donate more.
Share and update! Share your page and engage with all who sponsor you - whether in person, by email or on social media. Remember to thank donors (those who do, raise on average 80% more). EverydayHero pages sync with Strava and Map My Run to automatically post your runs. Pages that link runs and update regularly raise 46% more! And if you're concerned about over-sharing the same link add some content and update on your training, on injury niggles or some small wins - not only will it make people more invested in your journey but it will keep the information, and ask, fresh and appealing. Give people a figure as a suggested donation to show what their support actually means. For example: £30 is enough to send a child to school for a year.
Events. Events are excellent fundraisers. From karaoke nights, film screenings and music to supper clubs, bake sales and pub quizzes, simple events combined with some smart extras (raffles, auctions) can really elevate your fundraising.
Don't forget match funding! -many companies offer to match donations for staff members undertaking charitable challenges. Speak to your boss/HR team if you want to find out more. This is such an easy way to maximise your fundraising!
GOOD LUCK! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch: email@example.com
Check out our resources page for loads of downloadable resources - from pre-written emails and social media posts to complete fundraising guides and sponsorship forms!
See our training page for plans and advice from personal trainer and ultra runner Kerry Sutton. From your first 5K to beating the marathon PB - we've got you covered.
You can also log your miles and join our Strava running club - find us under 'Street Child Runners' and join the team! It's a great way to get involved with other runners, log your training runs and benefit from some healthy competition, motivation and support.
Download our guide to free running clubs in London here.
Follow Us On Social Media.
(trust us - it will help your fundraising!)
Finally, a huge thank you!
TO OUR CHAMPIONS: THANK YOU FOR REPRESENTING TEAM STREET CHILD. TOGETHER YOU HAVE HELPED THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL.