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How to set up an online fundraising page

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Use an online giving site like JustGiving to set up a fundraising page, which makes it easier to get sponsorship from family and friends.

Details vary from site to site, but generally you will have to:

  • Create an account by giving some basic details such as your name and email address, or log in if you already have an account.
  • Describe your event and create your page:
    • Explain what you are doing, when you are doing it, and why you are doing it.
    • Make your story personal and include photos to engage people and attract more donations. For example, tell readers if you are fundraising in memory of someone, or in honour of a family member or friend who is supported by Blind Veterans UK.
    • Explain the vital work that Blind Veterans UK do and why it matters to you.
  • Choose Blind Veterans UK as the charity you are raising money for.
  • Use QR codes to allow people to donate quickly and easily. JustGiving have advice on how to create a QR code .

Reasons to set up a fundraising page

Celebrations Whether you’re marking a milestone birthday or anniversary, getting married or retiring, ask your family and friends to make a donation to us instead of giving gifts.
In memory Fundraising in memory of a loved one is a great way to support vision-impaired veterans and pay tribute to someone you've lost.
Sponsorship Take on a challenge to test your limits, or just organise a fun event, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to help blind veterans across the UK.
Did you know? You can also create fundraisers on Facebook, where there is no cost to you or the charity, so 100% of the donations received go to a worthy cause.
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