Organising your own Fundraising event
“I think once you are touched by the special folk at the Newcastle RVI you want to give something back“
We need to raise a minimum of £350,000 a year to continue our work on the RVI Neonatal Unit – we simply couldn’t do this without our wonderful fundraisers! We are incredibly proud of everyone who chooses to raise money for us, their dedication and enthusiasm is simply inspiring.
If you would like to fundraise for us, it is easy to get started:
- Decide what sort of event you would like to hold: This could be as simple as a raffle or sponsored silence, or as challenging as an ultra-marathon! In the past, we’ve had supporters who have shaved their heads, organised a sponsored fishing event, held a princess bake sale, took part in a fancy dress walk, bungee jumped and held a sponsored golf day. The main thing is to find something you’re interested in and see how you could turn it into an amazing fundraiser!
In light of COVID-19, there are important rules and restrictions to consider when planning your fundraising – these are to keep you and the public safe. Please note this guidance when planning a fundraising event.
- Download and fill in a Fundraising Registration Form: We use these forms to officially log your fundraiser in our events calendar, and to log your details so that we can get in touch with you about your event. You can also use them to request collection tubs and Tiny Lives merchandise for your event. Please download yours here and return via post to our office or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Choose your fundraising option: There are lots of ways to organise the actual collection of funds raised from your event. Often, the simplest option is to set up an online fundraising page for your event, using a site such as Just Giving, Enthuse, or Virgin Money Giving. This method will help track donations and ensures the money is transferred directly to us, with no extra steps needed from you. Alternatively, you can still collect in cash for your event, which can then be brought into the Tiny Lives office directly, or counted up (with a witness to verify the total, for which you will need this form) and paid into our bank account via BACs. If you’re unsure, get in touch and we will be more than happy to advise on the best option for your event.
- Spread the Word: Now, you just need to tell people about your event! Share it on social media, tell friends, family and colleagues, make posters, or even contact the local press to see if they’ll help. We can also offer help and advice with spreading the word about your event, and may be able to share it on our social channels or contact local press on your behalf.
If you would like a Tiny Lives t-shirt to wear during your event, please visit this page for more information.
Remember, we are here to help you at every step of the way, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can support you to make your fundraiser a big success!