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

Set up your Online Fundraising Page Early

  • If you want to maximise your fundraising potential, make sure that you set up your online fundraising page as early as possible!
  • Explain your reasons for taking part and tell people why you want them to support you.
  • If you haven't done so already, you can set up your fundraising page below!

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Want to collect sponsorship in person?

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


Set a Target

  • 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!

Get Sharing

  • 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 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!

Download our Social Media Assets! 

Share that you're taking part in the event and encourage others to support you on social media! To download the assets, simply right click the image or click the download link, then 'save as image' or 'add to photos' if using a mobile/tablet.

Not sure what to write on socials? No problem, we have some suggested captions down below that you can copy and paste or feel free to make up your own! Don’t forget to tag us using the handle @dsairambulance so we can show our thanks and support on your posts.

Suggested Caption:

I’ve joined the #5KTwilightShift charity run and walk for the @dsairambulance.

Please support me and donate! You can find my fundraising page here – link to your page.

Suggested Caption:

I’ve joined the #5KTwilightShift charity run and walk for the @dsairambulance.

Please support me and donate! You can find my fundraising page here – link to your page.

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Suggest Caption:

I’m taking part in the #5KTwilightShift in aid of the @dsairambulance!

I would love it if you could please donate to my fundraising page – link to your page.

Suggest Caption:

Did you know I’m taking part in the #5KTwilightShift for the @dsairambulance? Donate to my fundraising page here – link to your page

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance receives no direct funding from the Government and relies on the generosity of the public for support. Their operational costs are over £5 million a year and each life-saving mission costs approximately £3,000!

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