Promote your fundraising

Getting the word out there is the secret to a successful fundraising event! Luckily, GOSH has free promotional material and tips on how you can advertise your event to the masses...

Decorations and materials

Bunting

Our brilliant bunting is easy to make and a great way to add the finishing touches to your event.

Posters

Download our A4 posters to help promote your fundraising and show your support for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

Choose from either our poster with the purple GOSH logo or our border poster design.

Email signatures

There's no reason not to get your colleagues and contacts involved with your fundraising! Link your online fundraising page to our ready-made email signatures to encourage some extra interest.

Doing a run for GOSH? Download below:

Download: Running email signature

Doing a walk for GOSH? Download below:

Download: trek email signature

Doing a cycle for GOSH? Download below:

Download: cycling email signature

Doing a triathlon for GOSH? Download below:

Download: triathlon email signature

Maximise your fundraising online

Grab attention for your fundraising event by making the most of everything digital. Here are our top tips for how to promote yourself online: How to maximise your fundraising online 

Contacting your local press

Holding an event for us? Contact your local press to get the word out and get your community involved.

It's easy to get the word out with our tips to hit the headlines.

You can also download our Press release – all you need to do is add the details of your event.

Colin and Judith Finn held a very successful coffee morning in the village of Kingston in aid of GOSH, to celebrate the completion of their grandson Zak’s leukaemia treatment at the hospital.

“We advertised the event in our monthly village newsletter along with a photo of Zak. As we have lived in the village for over 50 years, we do know a great many people and 40+ attended the coffee morning and made generous donations. We also had notices on the village notice boards.
As well as coffee, we served homemade cakes and I made up 2 hampers of Sussex goodies for a raffle. Luckily, I had friends who helped with the serving of coffee and selling of raffle tickets.
We have now raised over £600 which is most pleasing. A terrific community event to say a big thank you to GOSH!”

Social networking

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have revolutionised the way people fundraise and we're big fans!

Remember – the people most likely to donate are your friends, so social media is a great place to start publicising what you’re doing.

Facebook

Facebook is the best way to keep everyone in the loop about your fundraising, and brings in more visits to JustGiving pages than any other social media.

Top tips:

  • tell your story on your JustGiving page, and use Facebook to share why you've chosen to fundraise for us

  • update your status with your JustGiving link or news about your fundraising so that it appears on your friends’ Facebook timelines

  • post photos or videos of your event or challenge on your wall

  • thank everyone on Facebook after your event

  • like our Facebook page– www.facebook.com/GreatOrmondSt

Twitter

Twitter is a great place to start telling everyone about your fundraising.

Ask your friends to retweet you: if your tweets are interesting enough, news of what you're doing could spread fast.

Make sure that you:

  • tell people what you’re doing e.g. I’m climbing Mont Blanc for @GOSHCharity in 2 days!

  • include a link to your JustGiving page – you can shorten the link by visiting bit.ly

  • add photos or videos to make your tweet more interesting

  • follow @GOSHCharity on Twitter and use #TeamGOSH in your tweets. We'll like and comment on your tweet, too!

YouTube

Whether it’s a face-to-camera personal message or your heroic attempts to train for a sponsored challenge to the Rocky soundtrack, an emotive or entertaining home video posted on YouTube is guaranteed to encourage donations.

This gives you the chance to be as creative and quirky as you like and to add your personal touch.

  • make a video and upload it to YouTube
  • keep it original and short. You can also upload this to your online fundraising page so everyone can see what you are doing and why
  • post the links to this on your Facebook page and talk about it in your Twitter feed

You never know, you might go viral!

Instagram

Instagram is geared towards everything visual, and a great way to share images and videos before, during and after your event from your phone:

  • share regular updates with your circle of followers, family and friends

  • include your fundraising page link on your posts and in your profile description to encourage visitors to donate

  • use hashtags so people can easily tag and search for images and videos from your event

  • ask family and friends to share your posts through Twitter and Facebook, or using the Share URL

Don't forget to tag our GOSH Instagram! @greatormondst