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Sleep Out 2020 Top Tips

The Sleep Out night time

Here are some of our top tips for fundraising for the Sleep Out

There are so many different ways to get involved and make a difference with One25. Here are some top tips to make sure that your Sleep Out experience will be an amazing success. Don’t forget to set up your JustGiving page!

Tip 1: It’s all about your fundraising page

Make a compelling, personal page on JustGiving about what you’re doing and why. Click the orange ‘Fundraise for Us’ button to get started. Make sure to make it about your event, this Sleep Out is totally unique to you. Your page should be inspiring, and your personality should come shining through… it’s ok to be a little bit cheeky!

“My target is £30 (because I will be 30… see what I did there?!) but any donations big or small would be fab. And let’s face it, it’s a sorry state of affairs if my mates don’t like me enough to raise £30!!” – Donate Your Birthday Fundraiser

Tip 2: Get some photos up there

People love it when they can see your lovely smiley face on your page. It’s really important to add pictures of you, maybe as you’re preparing for the Sleep Out, to keep people up to date and interested. If you’re prepping your bath tub for the night ahead, or want to show those cold tiles that will be your pillow for the night – let people know!

Tip 3: Set a target and aim high

We haven’t set a specific fundraising target, so give it your best shot – you’d be surprised how generous people will be when they see how dedicated you are!

Tip 4: Run some little events

Not sure if you’ll hit the target on time? Have no fear, maybe put on a few socially distanced smaller events in the lead up to the big day. Host an online quiz night, or a socially distanced bake sale, and feed the donations in to your JustGiving fundraising page.

Tip 5: Tell the world!

Share your page through social media. Use photos, anecdotes, videos, boomerangs, gifs, Facebook Live, Insta Stories… anything you can think of! In the week leading up to your challenge take every opportunity to spam social media – it’s a short enough timeframe to be effective without annoying your friends. Make sure to add the link to your sponsorship page on every post.

Get in contact with friends directly too. A heartfelt Facebook message to a friend, an email to a colleague or a call with your nan could really boost your fundraising. Make sure to update people on your progress. Break it down into mini targets for the day like ‘I’m just £20 away from hitting £200, who’s gonna help me get there by the end of the day?’

It’s your challenge. Be proud of it and own it.

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