Start with your close friends and family. They are your core group of supporters so they must be the first to know what you are doing and why you have chosen SportsAid as your charity.
Whatever your reason for raising money – perhaps it’s something you have always wanted to do or this is a cause you are really passionate about – you must communicate this well and without hesitation. The more people you can get behind you, the easier it will be to hit your target.
Your close friends and family are also likely to be some of the most generous sponsors you have, so make sure that you ask for their support before you approach anyone else. Sponsors tend to match other donations on your fundraising page/form so the larger the first donations are the better.
Be proud of your fundraising page, too. Make it eye catching. Get some decent photos on there and make your personal message passionate. And once it's done, don't forget to keep the page updated.
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As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”