There are two ways of getting involved with #LJLALoves -taking part in one of our planned fundraising events or organising your own!
Our planned fundraising events all have a dedicated event organiser, who is part of the #LJLALoves Fundraising Committee. Each member has received specialist training and are equipped to answer any questions or queries you may have. To get in touch with our Fundraising Committee, please email [email protected]
If you can’t find an event you wish to take part in, or have a great fundraising idea, just email [email protected] with your idea and we will be able to guide and support you through your fundraising!
When organising a fundraising event, sponsorship is key. Collecting sponsorship can be done in two ways, online via the #LJLALoves MyDonate page or using a sponsorship form.
Using an online page will save you hours of asking for sponsorship money and keeps your friends and family updated about your fundraising challenge. It’s totally secure and enables people living anywhere in the world to donate to you. People also tend to give more when they donate online and the online donation pages makes giving Gift Aid simple. All your sponsors need to do is tick a box! The page will allow you to set a target, and your page will tell you how close you are to your fundraising goal, and may even push your sponsors to donate more!
All #LJLALoves events will have a Just Giving page, in which case you don’t need to do anything else but let your friends and family know!
If you are organising your own event, the Fundraising Committee will set one up for you, allowing your fundraising efforts to count towards our fundraising target.
Donating through Gift Aid is simple, it allows charities to claim an additional 25p for every £1 donated and this can be done in two ways:
- When donating online, sponsors need to simply tick the gift aid declaration box
- When using a sponsorship form ensure that sponsors have entered their full name, home address (including postcode) and ticked the gift aid box on your sponsorship form, you will then need to hand your completed sponsorship form to the community team within two weeks of the completion of your event and they will do the rest.
If you wish to use a sponsorship form, please email [email protected] or if you work at LJLA, visit the Intranet. You must ensure that your sponsors fill out all the sections on the sheet. In order to claim Gift Aid, they must tick the Gift Aid box and include their title, first name, surname, full home address, postcode, Gift Aid declaration and donation amount.
It is important to remember that we cannot claim Gift Aid on a business addresses or on multiple sponsors e.g. Mr & Mrs Jones, they also must fill the form out themselves as entries with the same handwriting are not valid for gift aid.