Fundraising Tools

Help to raise the essential funds

By signing up to take part in the Heroes Ride 200 you are doing something amazing. The cycling will be a great boost for your physical and mental health, and your fundraising will help wounded veterans and their families recover and get on with their lives.

Below you'll find a host of tips and tools to help with your fundraising. Follow the advice and download the resources you need: editable posters, social media badges, animated GIFs. Everything you need to promote your fundraising effort!

If there is anything else we can do to help in your fundraising, please drop us a line at events@helpforheroes.org.uk.

How to get started

Sign up for free

There’s no cost to join. Simply sign up and we’ll help you create your fundraising JustGiving page.

Share your challenge

Share your page with family, friends, neighbours or colleagues. The more you raise, the more you’ll be motivated to go the distance for our heroes!

Get on your bike in June

Share your stories, photos and tips with your fellow cyclists come June using #HeroesRide200

Top tips to help your fundraising go further

  1. Set up your fundraising page Make it as easy as possible for people to sponsor you by completing your fundraising page. Add your own picture and your own story. The more personal it is to you, the more people will engage with your page.

  2. Spread the word Let everyone know you are doing something amazing for yourself and helping wounded veterans and their families recover and get on with their lives.

  3. Speak to your employer and colleagues Some employers offer matched giving so it’s worth asking your manager or your HR department. And don’t forget to ask your colleagues for sponsorship!

  4. Thank your sponsors and keep them updated Everyone who donates to your fundraising page will receive an automatic thank you e-mail from us, but be sure to thank them yourself – they will appreciate the personal touch! And keep your page updated, sharing it on Facebook with every new story. This way people will be reminded to make that donation they have promised..

Many ways to fundraise

There are many other ways to get sponsorship towards your total while you are preparing for the challenge or even during it. Bake sales, quiz nights, you name it, all these things can be used to generate donations towards your total. Please just make sure you are following all the latest government guidance on COVID-19 safety.

Visit our Fundraising Ideas page for more ideas.

Resources to help you

Editable Fundraising Posters

Pick one of these posters, download it and edit it by entering your distance target, fundraising target and copying in your JustGiving fundraising page URL. Then put this up wherever you have permission so that eveyone can read about your fundraising challenge and sponsor you!

Sponsorship Form & Poster

You may wish to collect sponsorship in person, rather than through your JustGiving fundraising page. You can use this sponsorship form to keep track of who has pledged what amount. You can put this up at your place of work so that people can make pledges to sponsor even when you are not there. And to encourage donations, download the "How your money helps" poster so people can see how their sponsorship might help our wounded veterans.

Sponsorship form
How your money helps
Email Footers

A great way to get sponsorship is to email your friends, family and colleagues with a link to your JustGiving fundraising page. Why not really sing about it with one of our event email footers?

Shareable Social Media Badges

Why not post a badge to your social media feeds to shout about what you are doing. There are three badges here: one for ahead of the challenge, one for half-way and one to let people know when you have finished.

Animated GIFs

And if you want something a bit more eye-catching to get your friends' and followers' attention, why not download and post one of our GIFs?

Why your fundraising is vital

By joining us for our Heroes Ride 200 this June, you’ll be making a big difference to the lives of wounded veterans and their families. Every day, men and women have to leave their career in the Armed Forces as a result of illness or injury; their lives changed forever. Together we can help them, and their loved ones, recover and get on with their lives.