There are so many ways to raise awareness of what you are doing and in turn what we are doing. From promoting yourself on your social media platforms to making use of free editorial in local papers and online news websites, you can really fire up support. The local community likes this type of news and it full of opportunities so simply ask via telephone call then follow up with an email.
Generally a worthwhile media story involves a local angle, interesting facts and figures, a human interest story that readers can identify and a picture. Try to include an image of yourself in a one of our T- shirts (contact us and we will send you one) and always include a link to your on-line fundraising page.
Give yourself plenty of time to plan publicity around your fundraising event, announcing the details well in advance. Contact your local radio station and ask for the forward planning desk and the picture desk at your local press to ensure they add it in their diary.
This is vital. Make sure all your friends and families, neighbours and on-line community know about what you are doing and get them to help out in promoting your event. The more people that are talking about what you are doing the more potential sponsors you’ll have.
Here are some materials that will support and help boost your fundraising.
You can also find more in-depth information, tips and advice on fundraising under our Get Involved tab.
We want to support you to help make your fundraising activity as successful as possible. So whether you're baking cakes, signing up for a sporting challenge, organising a head shave or hosting a karaoke party - our free downloadable materials can help you get on your way to planning, organising and promoting your event. Remember, if you need our personal advice, we are only an email or phone call away!
If you plan on raising donations in cash, you will need to download the sponsorship form to collect your sponsorship. If your donors and supporters pay UK tax, make sure to tick the Gift Aid column and fill in their details so the Government can give the Melanoma Fund 25p for every £1 they donate. This way their donations can stretch even further.
If you require further assistance with media coverage and publicity please contact our publicity expert Michelle Baker on 07989551046 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org