Cheltenham Challenge Top Tips for Fundraising Thank you for choosing to fundraise for CCP via the virtual Cheltenham Challenge event. Anything you can raise, large or small, will go a long way to helping us tackle the causes and effects of homelessness, family breakdown and exclusion. Getting started The best place to start when taking on a sponsored challenge is by setting up an online giving page. CCP is set up on all the major online giving portals but we recommend Just Giving. There is a brilliant step by step guide on there, you can personalise the page to say why you are fundraising for CCP and the money comes directly to us. For those who would prefer a paper sponsorship form, please contact us on [email protected] Set yourself a target We suggest somewhere between £100 - £300 for something like the Cheltenham Challenge. You can aim high or keep it low; you can always gradually increase your target as donations increase. For 3 young people living in our supported accomodation, £150 could provide them with a "moving-on" box of essential items such as cutlery & crockery, cleaning products, saucepans, kettle and a kitchen bin. Sadly, many of the young people who move into CCP supported housing, do so at time of crisis and due to the short length of stay often are unable to prepare themselves or budget to buy these essential items. Moving on boxes are a brilliant starter pack for them helping on their journey towards independent living. Raising the money Personal Asks- Make a list of people you think might be able to sponsor you and send them a personal message either via email, through social media or on the telephone Subtle Reminders- Add the URL link for your fundraising page to your email signature. That way it is an ask and a subtle reminder to those who communicate with you regularly. Public Thank Yous- Tag people on social media with a thank you message once they have donated. They will feel special and it also helps to keep your post relevant and on people’s timelines. Organise an activity- We know that asking for sponsorship is not always the easiest task so how about organising an online quiz or games night for a donation to your challenge, create an Easter hamper to raffle off or sell some of your unwanted items or crafts to raise money for CCP in a casual and fun way. We would love to see how you are getting on with your fundraising so please do take pictures and tag us in them on social media @CCPCharity #CheltenhamChallenge or send them to our email [email protected] Getting your money to us Any money raised from online giving pages will come to CCP automatically so you don't need to worry. Click Here to make a donation to CCP by debit card. If you would prefer to send a cheque please make it payable to 'Caring for Communities & People' and address to the Finance Team at CCP, 340 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JF.