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Fundraising toolkit

If you are looking for tools and resources to help you with your fundraising then you are in the right place!  

 
Whatever you’ve got planned, everything you need to start your fundraising is right here, including downloadable materials, how to guides and tips on publicising your event. 
 
 

Our branding

All posters need to include our Southampton Hospital Charity logo, and our charity registration number (1051543) on them so that everyone knows what charity you are supporting, and that their money will be safe when they donate to the charity.
 
We have set colours and styles that we like to keep to as a charity. These can be found in our brand guidelines document which should be followed by our supporters. We can provide you with a range of poster templates which already incorporate our branding, and can be altered with minimal effort. Please contact the team on 023 8120 8881 or charity@uhs.nhs.uk for these templates.
 
 

Fundraising kit

To make life a little easier, we've created a toolkit to help you build your fundraising event.
 
Southampton Hospital Charity fundraising pack
 
Southampton Hospital Charity logo 
 
Generic sponsorship form
 
Fundraising deed form
 
How to set up an online page
 
Gift aid form
 
 
We also have a number of products which can help you to maximise the amount of money you can raise for your cause.

merchandise boxes and donation boxesCollection tins and buckets

Collection tins/donation boxes - Our plastic tins are ideal for using in outdoor events and places where they need to be durable. The cardboard collection boxes are perfect for reception desks, to put on tables at events, canteens, and where ever else you can think of!

Collection buckets - these plastic buckets are perfect for outdoor events and supermarket collections

Merchandise boxes - these cardboard boxes come with an inbuilt money collection area and can be used to sell our charity merchandise (see website shop for full details), with the proceeds going to your cause

If you want to use any of these products, please contact the charity on 023 8120 8881 and we can arrange delivery/collection depending on the product.

Within the fundraising pack, you will also find a list of fundraising materials that are available to support with your fundraising.

**New in** We are thrilled to announce the latest fundraising tool in our arsenal - our donation wristbands. These interactive fundraising wristbands incorporate mobile technology to allow instant donations, wherever you are. They work using an NFC chip and a QR code to link to your own dedicated donation page. If you wish to use one of these for your fundraising, we will require a refundable deposit of £5. 

Donation wristbands

  

 

Good luck!

 

How to guides

Read our simple 'how to guides' for inspiration and advice on how to make the most of your fundraising event. After all, we're here to help you fundraise! All guides can be found here
 

Publicising your event

Use these top tips to get the word out about your event and make sure your fundraising activity is a huge success.
 

Contacting your local press

 
Download our template press release – all you need to do is add the details of your event.
 
Send the press release to everyone you can think of in your local area at least four weeks before your event or activity. Don’t forget to include local newspapers, radio stations and local regional magazines, especially those with a 'What’s on' section.   The local press is a great way to publicise a charity event and to get the community involved. Local press are also often keen to feature stories on locals undertaking impressive challenges for charity, with a photo beforehand and a follow up story after. If you are unsure if you are on the right track then please contact our office on 023 8120 8881 and we can help.
 

Social networking

 
Social media has revolutionised the way people fundraise and we're big fans! Make sure you link into the charity as well so we can keep track of what you are doing, and help share the news. Remember – the people most likely to donate are your friends, so social media is a great place to start publicising what you’re doing.
 
Facebook - Southampton Hospital Charity UK / Twitter - charity_shc / Linked'In - Southampton Hospital Charity
 

Facebook

 
Facebook brings in more visits to JustGiving pages than any other social media. To spread the word about your fundraising to your Facebook friends and beyond:
  • Update your status with your JustGiving link or news about your fundraising so that it appears on your friends’ Facebook timelines. Ask friends to share or ‘like’ your status.
  • Post photos or videos of your event or challenge on your wall and ask your friends to like them. Even training or practice events will get them in the mood to donate!
  • Sign up to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SouthamptonHospitalCharityUK
 

Twitter

 
Twitter is a great place to start telling everyone about your fundraising. Ask your friends to retweet you; if your tweets are interesting, enough news of what your doing could spread fast. Make sure that you:
  • Tell people what you’re doing e.g. I’m doing a #skydive in two days for @charity_shc !
  • Include a link to your JustGiving page – you can shorten the link by visiting bit.ly
  • Include any photos or video to make your tweet more interesting
  • Sign up to our Twitter page at:  https://twitter.com/charity_shc and we will retweet you