Below you will find some of our top tips for maximising your fundraising efforts for The 5K Twilight Shift!

Set up an online fundraising page

Maximise your fundraising potential by setting up your own online fundraising page as early as possible!

Explain your reasons for taking part and tell people why you want them to support you and the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Set up a fundraising page

Want to collect sponsorship in person?

For those seeking to gain sponsorship on a face to face basis, you can download our Sponsorship Form.

Download printable sponsorship form

Set a target for your fundraising

  • Give yourself a fundraising target to work towards. This way, people can see how their contribution has helped towards your efforts which in turn, will give you the motivation to succeed.
  • Just imagine, if everyone participating in The 5K Twilight Shift raised £100 in sponsorship, this would raise a staggering £50,000 for the Charity!
  • Don't feel daunted by the prospect of asking friends and family for sponsorship money - they will want to support you every step of the way on your fundraising journey!
  • You don't have to focus on asking for large sums of money - it's amazing how small amounts/donations to your campaign can soon add up. Remember that every penny raised really will make a huge difference!
  • If you are new to running or jogging and want to complete some training beforehand, set yourself some personal goals and seek support from your friends and family during the process. The NHS have a ‘Couch to 5K’ training plan which you might find useful.

Get sharing the news!

  • Unless you tell your friends, family and colleagues about your fundraising efforts and why you are taking part in the challenge, they won’t know how to support you!
  • To help raise awareness of your fundraising efforts and gain donations, you can share your fundraising page on Facebook, Twitter or by email.
  • If you are completing any training in the lead up to the event, sharing progress updates on social media can be a great way to keep friends and family updated.
  • TOP TIP: Don’t forget to tag us in your posts on social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn) so we can like, comment and share this with our followers!
  • Are you an avid Instagram user? You can add your fundraising page link to your Instagram bio. It is a great idea to share our social media assets to your feed and use the caption to point out to your followers that they can click the link in your bio to donate!