How to get involved
You can organise your own cycling or biking event by yourself, with your friends and family, outdoors or indoors and get people to sponsor you.
There are two ways in which you can raise money through your event:
1. Set up a fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving. This is just like JustGiving but Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit organisation and only charge charities the minimum fees needed to cover their running costs. You can easily see who has sponsored you and your supporters are automatically thanked. But you can of course thank them personally as well if you want.
You can also create a team page for your club on Virgin Money Giving where individual pages can be linked together. This will show how much your event as a whole, has raised.
2. Use a sponsorship form If you prefer to use a form that people can fill out to support you, then this is the one for you.
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Ideas on how to secure sponsorship
Set yourself a target – This helps as it is fun to see you move towards that goal. Supporters will like to feel that they are contributing towards a tangible target. You could ask for sponsorship per mile or kilometre.
Promote your event – You can download a poster to promote your event. Simply fill in the blanks with your location and date.
People like to give –Whilst not everybody can afford to make large donations, supporting you for a few pence or pounds per mile soon adds up and by sponsoring you they feel part of what you are doing.
Share why you are doing it – It is worth talking about why you are doing this ride. People like to know about the good causes and will mention it to someone else who might just sponsor you as well.
Use notice boards or meetings – A meeting at your workplace where you can mention it or a notice board for an eye-catching poster and sponsorship form is a less daunting way of asking for help. Staff newsletters are handy too. You might even inspire someone to join in.
Mention it to your colleagues and boss – Some firms will fund what you raise up to a certain level.
Make it easy to give – We think an online fundraising page such as Virgin Money Giving is the more appealing method as you can send updates to friends and relations and give them another opportunity to support you.
Gift Aid – An extra 25% can be added by the taxman if your sponsor is a UK resident, a taxpayer and paying at least as much tax as they are likely to reclaim from their donation. All they need to do is to confirm that they are a taxpayer, have paid tax at least equivalent to their donation and tick the box to acknowledge that they agree to Gift Aid applying to their donation. In return, the amount they have sponsored you for goes up by a quarter.
And, finally, do tell your sponsors of your achievement once you have completed your ride. They are part of your team now and will be pleased to know.
Participants are given the offer of a special campaign t-shirt as soon as they sign up. Just get in touch via the Save A Dad email address listed above to provide postage details, and we’ll dispatch a shirt as soon as possible. Once you register, feel free to use our press kit to help promote your event to your local media.
Please note that this is a virtual event which means that Tackle Prostate Cancer is not organising an actual event but asking supporters to run their own event with Tackle as the beneficiary. We regret that Tackle’s insurance does not extend to include coverage of any event run for the benefit of Tackle. Please see our recommendations.