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London Marathon: Andy’s fundraising tips

Andy is one of 40 people taking part in the London Marathon this year as a challenge to mark his 56th birthday. He decided to join team Kids and raise money for our services as he recently became a grandad and thinks the work we do is so vital and important.

My top five fundraising tips

Tip #1

Ask every person that you know – don’t be shy, you will be surprised how many people are willing to give.

Tip #2

Advertise how people can make a donation in as many places as possible – I complete 10K runs every month all over the country and had my own t-shirts made with all my sponsorship details on. Complete strangers have given me donations.

Tip #3

Get your employer involved – I added all my sponsorship details to my business cards, (with the director’s permission). It means every customer and supplier has been given a card at some point.

Tip #4

Ask your local contacts for potential raffle prizes – I was lucky enough to be gifted a TV from a supplier and so we are running a sweep for £2 a go. The person who guesses the closest finishing time on the actual day will win the TV.

Tip #5

Keep people updated – I try to update the Just Giving page every week. This keeps people in the loop with my progress on training and they can see any donations made.

Thank you Andy for raising £3,158 to support Kids!

Andy is in an office, one hand on a big box containing a new TV for Kids.