Does my collection tin count towards the fundraising total
Yes once you sign up for the challenge the income you raise from your tin will count towards your target. Anything that we have already banked and thanked you for will not be included.
What happens if we do not reach our target
Don’t worry; this target is set by you, to motivate you, we are grateful for any amount that you can raise.
How long do I have to raise the money?
The challenge will finish at the end of the year and we will award everyone that took part with a final total certificate. There will also be prizes to be announced. If your pub wants to continue fundraising they can as we want to make Love Your Local an annual challenge.
What do I get if I sign up
We will send you an information pack with fundraising materials including posters, beer mats and a collection tin (if you need one). We have other materials and leaflets that we can send you as your events take place and our team here will be on hand to help with any enquiries you have.
How do I send the money?
When you sign up we will give you all the details you need as well as a donation form.
You can set up an online fundraising page on behalf of your pub on either justgiving.com or Virginmoneygiving.com. You can either wait until you have a grand total or give it to us as you go along and we will keep a running total.
What happens if our customers are raising money for events they are doing for the hospice?
If they are happy for their efforts to be included in your challenge then we can make sure that this gets credited to your fundraising total.
How will you help us in our efforts?
This is a partnership, we want to work with you to make the most of the challenge. We can give you ideas and motivate you to keep going. We have materials to help you and we will make sure that we celebrate your efforts on our website and social media sites.
Do you have any local reps?
Yes we have lots of volunteers and wherever possible we will try to send someone along if you request it. Bear in mind that we would need at least a week’s notice and it may not always be possible to find someone at short notice.
What happens if I raise more than I signed up for?
That is fantastic, if you have raised enough to move to the next level then we will do this for you automatically.
Will you send us a thank you letter?
Yes, we want to celebrate your success and show our appreciation. We will send you a thank you letter and a certificate that you can display to show all your customers what you have achieved. We can also feature you on our website and social media sites.
Your tracker poster will also show your customers how much you are raising and keep them updated with your progress.
How do I advertise my efforts?
If you are on Twitter or Facebook then make sure you use the #LoveYourLocal to be part of a bigger conversation. If you have a website then use this to let everyone know what you are doing, we can send you logos etc. We can send you a template press release if you want to contact your local paper and don’t forget the local radio stations. Make sure you use the posters we send you to advertise it to your customers and get all your customers to help you spread the word.
Can I visit St Joseph’s Hospice?
Yes, you are more than welcome to come; if you contact us before you come then we can arrange a tour for you.