Raising Sponsorship for the Great Somerset Night Walk 1 in 3 people in Somerset will need the suppport of St. Margaret's Hospice in their lifetime, and we need to raise £7.5million every year to continue to provide this vital care. Without your support, thousands of local people facing the challenge of a life-limiting illness would no longer receive the care they need, so please help us by raising as much sponsorship money as you can! If you’ve already set up an online fundraising page, fantastic! If not, you can do so here. Once it’s set up, you just need to share it as much as possible – post it on your social media pages and email it to friends, family and work colleagues. Download a sponsorship form for those who don’t want to donate online. Tape it to your desk at work with a pot for people to leave their money in and leave a tin of biscuits or jar of sweets next to it – guaranteed to entice people over! Leave a collecting box in your local pub/shop/café/post office (with a sponsorship form so people can add Gift Aid) and put up a poster explaining what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Just contact [email protected] for a collecting tin. Why not do a sweepstake on the time you’ll complete it in? Although the Great Somerset Night Walk is not a timed event, it’s easy to time yourself with a phone or watch. Ask people to donate £1 (or more if they’re feeling generous!) to bet on your time - taking into account time spent in the pub! The winner then gets half of the proceeds. Why not hold a non-uniform day at work? To celebrate the fact you’re doing the Great Somerset Night Walk, you could ask people to wear their wackiest and brightest clothes in return for a donation. The best dressed could win a bottle of wine or box of chocolates. Everyone always loves cake so you could hold a Time for Tea event! Order your very own Time for Tea fundraising pack here. Get people to bid to make you do something ridiculous while taking part in the Great Somerset Night Walk – whether this is wearing your pants on your head, handcuffing youself to a colleague or wearing a chicken costume! The highest bidder gets to choose what you do and you have to provide them with photographic evidence if they’re not at the event! Lots of companies now take part in Matched Giving where they will match the amount of fundraising an employee does for a charity (up to a pre-determined level), thereby doubling your total! Ask your employer about matched giving. For any further information please email [email protected]!