Derian House Children’s Hospice
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Do you use the toolkit materials provided from Give as you Live?
We use them frequently on our Facebook, Twitter and website blog. We also used them in our latest newsletter that goes out to the majority of our supporters and use the pledge cards, etc. in our fundraising information packs. We distribute the pledge cards to Derian staff and volunteers as well.
Have you used the raise when you walk or run campaign?
We have indeed! We used the materials on our Facebook and Twitter and will be using them more extensively hopefully as we approach our own in house walk/run events.
If yes, would you recommend it to other charities?
I would definitely recommend the campaign to other charities. It’s a fantastic way of using activities our supporters are already doing for us to raise additional funds. I find the Give as you Live campaigns really useful as they tend to focus on occasions/events when supporters would be buying items regardless, so they might as well buy them and raise funds for Derian in the process! It’s such a straightforward concept for our supporters to get involved with and the visual aids (graphics, email inserts, etc.) really help to bring it all together.
Did you have a specific running / walking event planned?
We have a couple throughout the year, most notably our Morecambe Bay Walk in July. We are also charity partners for the Pennine Lancashire 10K this year and are looking into planning a ‘Colour Run’ later on in the year. Lots of our supporters get involved in other sponsored walks/runs across the country and quite often even organise their own!
Were the materials easy to use, and fit in well with the event that you had planned?
The materials are really easy to use and explain the campaign really clearly to supporters. The text can always be tweaked to fit individual events.
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