Let us help you with fundraising ideas for your Spoon Challenge.

The Spoon Challenge team are here to help you with creative and interesting fundraising ideas. Once you have entered a challenge, we can provide you with the materials, literature and inspirational ideas to ensure that you run a successful money raising event.

We also provide you with a banking pack which will including full details on where to send fundraising cheques, along with a sponsorship form, gift aid information and details on how to set up a Virgin Money Giving page.

We Love Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving is a fantastic way to fundraise. It is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to donate as we will receive your money electronically and if your donations come from a UK taxpayer, an extra 25% in Gift Aid will be added on top of your fundraising. Virgin Money Giving is easy to set up and with one email to your whole contact list you could find yourself well on your way to reaching the fundraising total! We suggest that you personalise your page and write a piece about why you are undertaking the challenge and what it means to you.

If you have already set up a Virgin Money Giving page and are not having a great response, then advertise! Send a monthly email to your friends, family and colleagues (just after payday is always a good time!) thanking those who have already donated and reminding those who haven’t! You could also include a training update in your email so that everyone can see the reality of what you are doing. Some Challengers even send a monthly reminder to their mobile phone contact list reminding them of their Virgin Money Giving address and this in itself can raise a lot of funds without too much effort from yourself. Have you got a Facebook or Twitter account? If so this can be a very effective way of raising more funds, simply by posting a link to your fundraising page and reminding your friends/followers of challenge you are undertaking.

Gift Aid

Virgin Money Giving guarantees a return of 25% to Wooden spoon (assuming all your donors are taxpayers), that means for every £1000 raised the charity gains an extra £250. A great example of this is, if 50 Four Peaks Teams raised the minimum fundraising of £4,400, the additional gift aid on this amount would be a whopping £55,000! This goes a long way to helping disadvantaged children – so please once you have reached your minimum sponsorship amount don’t stop! – every £ helps!

*Please note that Gift Aid can only be included once an individual or a team have raised their minimum fundraising amount.