Creating your fundraising page
Create your page
Thank you for offering to fundraise for us - every pound and penny raised will make a difference.
It's well known that the quicker you create your page and share it to your networks, the more money fundraisers raise.
With that in mind, get started now by clicking on the 'Create a page' button on this fundraising hub’s homepage. Follow the prompts and, voila, you'll be up and running with your very own fundraising page in no time.
Tell your story
You can increase donations simply by telling your story.
We've helped you make a start, but your personal story is important too so edit the story section of your page to tell people about what you’re doing and why their support is important.
Keep it short and sweet, but descriptive enough so that people really connect with what you're doing and feel compelled to donate.
Remember to say which part of the hospital will benefit from your fundraising. For example, a medical discipline like cardiac, cancer maternity, or perhaps a specific ward or department. You can even fundraise for our larger projects that benefit either St Peter's Hospital or Ashford Hospital. We also have specifc funds for Staff Wellbeing and Healing Arts. If you would like any more information on our funds, please do get in touch.
Personalise with pictures
Pictures tell a thousand words so add some colour to your page with images that help connect people with what you're doing.
Not to mention that having a profile picture of you means your supporters can quickly identify that the fundraising page is yours.
Little tip! Set a striking header photo as this will be the image that features when you share your page on social media.
Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like some pictures that help celebrate or promote our work.
Remember to thank your donors. Whatever the donation, it all counts, so showing your appreciation for their support may even lead to another donation down the line.
The handy 'heart' feature (next to the list of donors in your fundraiser dashboard) makes it easy to send a tailored message and track who you've said thank you to.
Keep in touch
People love to see progress and feel part of your journey.
Tell them how you're feeling, how preparations are panning out, thank donors publically etc. and use your blog post section to do so. This will bring your page and your experience to life for those following you.