Once you’ve planned your fundraising, tell as many people as possible about it! If you are fundraising for a personal reason, tell people why. Giving people some background information about the Hospice and your chosen activity may make them more likely to support you. Word of mouth is the best way to get your message across your network of family and friends, but don’t stop there, tell the rest of the world too!
Let the Community Fundraising Team know about your fundraising and they can help promote you on our website, Facebook and Twitter.
They can also help produce posters and flyers. If you are designing your own, please remember to include ‘Registered Charity Number 511179’ whenever you use the Hospice logo. Put up posters everywhere you can; local shops, supermarkets, community noticeboards, church halls. Hand out flyers at work, the school playground and anywhere people will be interested in your event. If you send some to us, we’ll display your poster on our noticeboard and in our shops.
Send a press release to newspapers, magazines and parish publications and contact local radio stations. You can send news stories to the Hereford Times via their website, but remember to allow plenty of time before your event. BBC Hereford & Worcester even allows you to record your own trailer on The Guide. Call 0845 300 5006 to make a recording or, if you don’t fancy talking on the radio, you can email details to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can email the Action Update on Sunshine Radio with a copy of your poster to email@example.com and add your event online at Free Radio