We encourage each participant to try to raise a minimum of £100 for the MS Society UK
At the time of booking onto the Challenge, you will be asked if you would like to set up a Justgiving page for the MS Society. Please just follow the link to set up a page easily and quickly This is a great way to fundraise because you can share your page on Social Media, and ask friends and family from afar to sponsor you. Remember you will be walking 10 peaks in 10 hours or 5 peaks in 5 hours and it is a huge challenge, most people will want to encourage you by donating. Be bold and share and its amazing how generous people are. We can also send you a sponsorship form, should you wish to collect sponsorship money in this way.
Do it the old fashioned way. MSS_Sponsor form and send your cheques to: 10in10 challenge, 12 Manor Park, Keswick, CA12 4AA. Cheques made payable to MS Society UK please.
10in10 is committed to raising as much money as possible to pass to MS Society research projects, which are working hard to beat MS.
We appreciate that, sometimes, it can be hard to fundraise and so here are some ideas to inspire you. You are signing up for a memorable and tough event, requiring a good deal of training. It will challenge you and people will hopefully be willing to support you with a donation. Here are our ten tips to successful fundraising; hopefully some may appeal to you:
- Set up your JustGiving account, when prompted while registering with us. This will automatically link you to our 10in10, or 5in5 event, in aid of the MS Society. This is a great way to start your fundraising and you can add any amounts you make, via other fundraising (see below) to this page.
- JustGiving is immensely shareable. Facebook or Twitter can help you to inspire donations. Some of our previous hikers report more donations when they record and upload selfie training videos, adding their link to JustGiving. People seem to react to a direct appeal, especially when they can see you’re putting the effort in
- Get your wider work/college/club circles involved. Put a few posters up with your JustGiving Page on and let them know how much you’re doing to beat MS. Those watercooler moments may mean you get a reactive donation, or they may even be inspired to join your team which means even more funds. . It may also help to carry a few slips of paper with your JustGiving page name printed on it, so that people you meet on a daily basis can visit your page later.
- Can you bake? Why not do some simple cakes or tray bakes for your colleagues/fellow students. Even one day a week, for a few weeks, of doing this can mean you’re adding hundreds to your total.
- In need of a good clear out at home? If you enjoy a good car boot, or table top sale, why not turn your pre-loved items into donations for your 10in10 page! Ask your friends and family if they’d like to donate items for you to sell as well.
- Are you, or your friends, talented musicians/performers? Could you put on a show to support your 10in10/5in5? There are many ways to do this and the MS Society have a helpful guide on their website https://www.mssociety.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising/ideas-for-fundraisers/music
- Is the air often blue around you? Do your friends and colleagues swear a lot? Why not introduce a swear box for donations to your 10in10/5in5. Even a few weeks can mean some seriously good additions to your JustGiving page.
- Another nice way to fundraise at work/college is a simple guess the amount of sweets in a jar for a small donation (50p?). If you can find/borrow a big jar, get a load of sweets and count them, then it can work really well. Wholesalers can be worthwhile, if you have access to one.
- Do you have a friendly local who may be willing to put on a fun pub day or night? These can involve loads of different Fundraising activities, games etc. The landlord/lady will often have ideas they can share and they can raise loads more for your JustGiving page.
- Keep your supporters warm, by updating your JustGiving page with inspiring progress messages, they’ll receive notifications and feel engaged with your experience. Some people do videos on the actual day and if you’ve kept people updated, they may donate again to celebrate with you.
Please remember that fundraising shouldn’t have to cost you a fortune. An effective fundraiser should cover their costs and raise a decent amount for the charity effort. If you would like to discuss any of these ideas in detail, then please email our friend Simon Moran at the MS Society.
Enjoy your training and we can’t wait to see you at the 10in10.