1. Have fun
Choose an activity you’ll enjoy because if people see you’re having a good time, they’re more likely to start supporting you.
2. Keep it simple
The best fundraising projects are normally the simplest, so be realistic when it comes to publicising your run. Write up a checklist of everything that needs to be done at each stage to keep you on track.
3. Decide on a date
Make sure your designated run doesn’t clash with any important dates, such as your little one’s birthday.
4. Share your story
If you have a personal reason for supporting a charity, share your tale with the local media as it’ll not only reach the masses, but make your appeal more engaging.
5. Advertise your run
Make your neighbourhood aware that you’re fundraising for a charity by putting posters up in your local shops, businesses, gyms and offices. The more people know the better.
6. Keep costs down
Ask local businesses to do their part by donating raffle prizes and covering the cost of printing posters and banners.
7. Contact your charity
Most charities, like Tommy’s, are on hand to help with a vast array of free fundraising materials, including balloons, stickers, posters and banners.
8. Thank everyone
After the event, make sure you contact all donors and attendees to tell them how much you’ve raised, and to thank them for their support.
Tommy’s funds medical research into the causes of premature births, stillbirths and miscarriages, and provides a free information service to educate parents-to-be about health in pregnancy.