Visit www.justgiving.com/elhtcf and click 'Fundraise for Us' to set up your page.
Once you’ve set up your fundraising page in aid of ELHT&Me, it's time to make sure your page stands out from the crowd. Think of it as your own personal fundraising blog. The more you make it your own, the more compelled people will feel to donate.
How to write your fundraising story
Everyone’s reasons for fundraising are different, and this is your chance to let the world know why you have chosen to support ELHT&Me, your local NHS hospital charity. So how do you make your story stand out? Just think about what, how and why.
Why have you decided to fundraise?
What motivated you to start fundraising? Have you set yourself a personal challenge, or signed up to one of our summer activities? Maybe you have a connection to a particular area of care and want to do something to pay them back for their support. Sharing your reasons might feel a little bit intimidating but the more you are able to tell people about why you’re fundraising, the more chance you have of inspiring their empathy – and their generosity!
What are you doing to raise money?
This is the part where you get to show off your brilliant, selfless, physically demanding, or just plain crazy idea. Whether you’re taking part in your first solo marathon, hosting a virtual tea party or forgoing birthday presents in favour of donations, don’t be afraid to shout about it. Tell everyone how much effort you’re putting in, to support ELHT&Me.
How will the money you raise help the charity?
Encourage people to donate by telling them exactly how their money will help. The beauty of giving to your local NHS charity is that you can control which area of care you want to support; the one that’s closest to your heart and experience. If you wish, you can specify which hospital you want your donation to go to. You can choose a particular Ward or you can opt for a particular area of medicine, for example Paediatrics, Neonatal, Palliative or Dementia. However you donate each pound will help improve patient and staff experience across East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust.
It’s your choice. Your request. Your focus – and we’re here to make that happen.
What does people’s support mean to you?
Use your fundraising page as an opportunity to thank your donors for getting involved. Let them know how encouraging their support is and how much it means to you that they are getting involved.
We're here to help you! If you need support setting up your online fundraising page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 732140.