Fundraising Top Tips
No matter what you do to raise money, our Fundraising Team is here to help you do it in a safe and fun way. Here are a few tips to help make your fundraising a success!
Make Your Money Go Further
You can raise an extra 25p for every £1 you raise when your sponsors add Gift Aid – ask us for more information.
We can help you set up a JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving website to make it easy for people to sponsor you online.
Could your employer DOUBLE the value of your donation? Many companies will match the amount you raise; ask if your workplace offers a match funding service, or call us for more information.
We have lots of branded materials that you can use to promote your event and at the event itself! We have posters, balloons, stickers, banners, t-shirts, collection cans, sponsor forms and more - so make sure you get in touch to request your free fundraising pack!
Once your fundraising is finished, please visit us at the hospital where we can show you the difference that your help makes.
Keep Your Fundraising Safe
Make sure you keep us up-to-date with your fundraising plans so that we can offer advice, support and fundraising materials. Follow these tips to ensure that your fundraising remains safe and legal!
Our Name and Logo
Please ensure that you always refer to the charity as ‘Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity’ and use our Registered Charity Number SC007856 on any materials you produce. We can provide you with pre-printed poster paper with these details already included.
We can provide you with our official 'In Aid of Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity' logo. We would kindly ask that any promotional materials you produce are sent to the Fundraising Team before they are printed for authorisation. To request our logo, please send us an email. Request logo >
It is important to ensure that you have the correct permissions and licenses in place for raffles or lotteries. Visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk for guidance or speak to your local authority licensing department. You do not need a license if you plan to hold a raffle at a one-off event such as a dinner or talent show. You must however ensure that tickets are only sold and drawn at the event itself, and that there are no cash prizes (store vouchers are allowed up to a maximum of £250).
Bucket or street collections are great ways to raise funds but it’s important to follow the strict legal requirements in place.
• Bucket Collections in public venues like supermarkets or sports centres require written permission for a specific date and venue from both the venue and from Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
• Street Collections require a license issued by the local authority. This can take up to six weeks so plan in advance. A copy of the license must be forwarded to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity before the collection takes place.
• All collectors must be over 16 years old. Collectors must always use official Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity cans and buckets, securely sealed, and wear official Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity t-shirts and volunteer ID badges. Please call the Fundraising Team to arrange this.
Health & Safety
The health and safety of you and all our donors is paramount so a risk assessment for your event is recommended. Please ensure that you have appropriate insurance in place if required; some events may requir public liability cover. All fundraising in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity is carried out on an independent basis and we cannot be held responsible for any aspect of your event. Anyone under the age of 16 who wishes to take part in fundraising for charity must have permission from their parent or guardian. The event undertaken must be appropriately suited to their age.
Once You've Finished Fundraising
Now that you’re finished fundraising, it’s time to send us the money you’ve raised and share your story. Here are 4 ways to make sure that the money you raised gets to work as soon as possible:
1. Visit Our Office or Fundraising Hub
You can make your donation at our Fundraising Hub at the hospital, or visit our office at Port Dundas. Please get in touch to book an appointment.
2. Donate Online
Submit your fundraising via our website. Don’t forget to let us know how you raised the money! Donate online now >
3. Donate by Post
Send a cheque or postal order made payable to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity to: Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, 2nd Floor, PSP House, 50 High Craighall Road, Glasgow G4 9UD
4. Donate by Phone
Call us on 0141 212 8750 (Monday – Friday).
Our team is on-hand to help you make the most of your fundraising. Call us on 0141 212 8750 or send us an email, and we’ll guide you every step of the way. Thank you!