Maximise your support

Did you know that three out of four of the patients in our care are supported by donations? Less than ¼ of our costs are covered by the NHS; the rest comes from fundraising, gifts in Wills and donations. Your generous support is the reason that local people, like your friends, neighbours and loved ones, can receive expert care when they need it most. You’re why people living with a life-limiting illness in South Devon can make the most of every moment they have with their families – so thank you!

Please find below our top tips to help maximise your support and fundraising efforts.

Remember To Gift Aid it!

Gift Aid can significantly increase the value of your sponsorship money at no extra cost to those sponsoring you. If you’re using a paper sponsorship form to raise funds, please ask your sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box and fill out their details themselves – unfortunately, we can’t claim Gift Aid if you have filled out the form on their behalf, or if they haven’t included their address.

Set up a Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving page

Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving help you to raise sponsorship money easily online. You’ll be able to email colleagues, friends and family members a simple web link to your fundraising page, where they’ll be able to make a donation using a credit or debit card, or PayPal. This also means you won’t need to chase them for money after the event.

Spread the word

Tell all your friends your reasons for fundraising and share your goal – it really helps to motivate people to donate. You could put up posters at work, share your story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and email friends and family members.

Matched giving

Matched giving can significantly increase your sponsorship money; you could ask your company to match whatever your work colleagues raise. For more information, please contact us.

Online Shopping

Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile is a fantastic and simple way to raise funds for Rowcroft. Each time you shop online with any of the 2000 well known retailers listed, including M&S, Argos, Amazon and John Lewis, they’ll donate a percentage of your spend to Rowcroft.

It’s very simple – just visit easyfundraising.org.uk or www.amazonsmile.com to register and note that you wish to support Rowcroft Hospice.

Give as you Live is a free online shopping and comparison tool that helps you raise money for hundreds of national or local charities.

You can shop online through thousands of well-known retailers while also claiming exclusive offers and deals for yourself. Once you have found what you’re looking for you simply make your purchase as you usually would on any shopping website and then a percentage of this purchase will go towards your chosen charity or a charity of the month which Give as you Live has randomly chosen.

Simply give, while purchasing your day to day shopping.

For more information, please visit www.giveasyoulive.com and sign up today.

A-Z of Fundraising

From cake sales to dress down days, head shaves to Christmas balls, organising your own community fundraising event can be great fun and we’ll be on hand to support you every step of the way. For more ideas, visit our A – Z of fundraising ideas.

Take a collection box

We can never get enough of our Rowcroft collection boxes out in the community. Each one helps to raise awareness of our work, as well as generating much needed funds. If you’re able to take a box for your business or organisation we would love to hear from you. Please call 01803 210835 or email [email protected].

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