Supporter Toolkit

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing disruptions to many fundraising events and activities. We are extremely grateful for your continued support and your fundraising is more important to us now than ever. We have lost significant income this year and are currently working with a vastly reduced team. Not only that, demand continues to grow for the information and support services we provide to children and young people, their families and carers through this difficult time.

 

In short, we need your help.

 

We have put together this Supporter Toolkit to show some of the ways you can support us. Whatever you choose to do, you can help us to get CLDF through this.

Contact the CLDF fundraising team

The CLDF office is currently closed and 80% of the fundraising and communications teams have been furloughed – the remainder of the staff are working from home as much as possible.
You can keep in touch with us by:

  • Calling or emailing with your fundraising queries – we will do our best respond as quickly as possible but please be aware that there may sometimes be a delay
  • Telephone 0121 212 6002 or 07378 323871
  • Emailing fundraising@childliverdisease.org
  • If you can’t get us right away, leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can

Make a donation

We are determined to carry on providing the vital information and support that our young people and their families need. To do this we need your donations more than ever. Any gift you can make, big or small will mean a great deal to us and to the people we support. You can find further information about how we are responding to the current crisis here and can donate by clicking the button below.

Donate
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Set up a regular gift

A regular gift, no matter how big or small, enables us to provide vital care and support to children and young people living with a liver disease, not just now but in the many years to come. It provides security and hope that one day all those in need of our support will be able to access it.

If it is within your means, this is one of the best ways you can support CLDF right now.

Through a monthly donation, your generosity ensures CLDF can keep delivering vital care support and information to families while planning for the future.

You can set up your regular gift by following the button below.

Become a Regular Giver Today

Take on a virtual challenge

Get your kit on for a virtual challenge! Whatever your challenge – it’s your choice. There’s a huge selection of challenges you can take part in to raise vital funds for CLDF. Whether you choose to run, jog, cycle, swim, count your steps or do something you’ve never done before, we’d love you to be part of Team CLDF.

There are also lots of different challenges out there that aren’t centred around sports. Lockdown prompted the nation to take on a whole host of new hobbies, so why not set yourself a challenge around baking, gardening, knitting, painting, music or whatever you have discovered recently. It could be a great way to maintain that new passion project now that lockdown is easing and our diaries are picking back up again.

How to get started

Getting started with a virtual challenge is easy. Once you’ve decided on your challenge, set up your fundraising page on JustGiving and begin collecting sponsorship. Then it’s time to get stuck in – you’ve got this!

Commit to your challenge and set yourself a goal. Choose your own timeframe. Whether it takes you hours, days, weeks or a whole month – decide what you want to do and achieve it at your own pace.

Challenge ideas

Run or Walk:

Marathon in a Month – Get involved and run or walk 26 miles in a month. You could take on a manageable mile a day or train and do the challenge in one go.

Cycle:

The historic Tour de France will now take place in August. Why not choose your own cycle challenge to take on throughout August as you cheer on your favourite cyclist? If you want some inspiration, check out the heroic cycling efforts of 11-year-old Macsen.

Once you have decided on your virtual challenge and set up your JustGiving page, we will be notified that your fundraising page has been created. You’ll receive a welcome email and then it’s over to you!

Your sponsorship

We would love for you to set your own fundraising target. To give you some extra motivation, once you have raised £50 you will receive a CLDF T-shirt or Running vest. When your challenge is complete, we will send you a certificate showing how much you have raised.

We’re here to help and support you with fundraising ideas. There are many creative ways you can raise sponsorship. If you need any help please contact the fundraising team.

Get social

Sharing your challenge and your JustGiving fundraising page on social media is a great way to get friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts:

Twitter: @tweetCLDF

Facebook: @Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Instagram: @cldfonline

LinkedIn: @Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

We love to see what our supporters are doing and where possible share your stories – so please let us know what you are doing and send us your photos!

Whether you get your kit on or get your knit on, become involved and help us to support children, young people and their families.

Start a Facebook fundraiser

Many people are now asking friends and family to make a donation to us instead of buying them a birthday present, and Facebook has made it really easy to do.

We automatically receive all the donations straight from Facebook, and Facebook does not charge any fees. You don’t even need to tie your fundraising in to a birthday or other major event. You could simply set up an emergency Facebook Fundraiser to help us during these very difficult and uncertain times.

It’s never been easier to donate on Facebook and setting up a fundraiser for CLDF is also easier than ever thanks to our Facebook Fundraising Guide. We’ve even thrown in template messages and example photos so you don’t have to worry about putting something together from scratch.

Host your own virtual pub quiz

You can host your own quiz online with friends and family! Ask for each player to donate to CLDF or pay to enter as a team, grab your favourite tipple and away you go! The more the merrier! We recommend Zoom for ease of use. If you need any help with the logistics, contact the fundraising team by calling 0121 212 6002 or emailing fundraising@childliverdisease.org and we’ll be more than happy to chat it all through.

Involve us in your big day

If you’re getting married, why not consider using our pin badges as wedding favours? At £1 each they’re great value and are a wonderful way to raise money and awareness for CLDF. You can also give guests the option to donate to us instead of giving wedding gifts.

Gift your former lunch, coffee and commute money

If you are working from home or avoiding your local shopping area, why not donate what you would normally spend on lunch, coffee or travel to CLDF? You could do this for one day or a whole week…or even a month!

Shop with AmazonSmile

Donate to Children’s Liver Disease Foundation every time you shop on Amazon – at no extra cost to you.

AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of all transactions from supporters who have selected us as their Smile charity. Log in and choose Children’s Liver Disease Foundation as your charity to start donating now.

How it works

  • Go to https://smile.amazon.co.uk and log in with your standard Amazon account
  • Search for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation and select
  • Click the check box and then click the Start shopping button
  • Enjoy all the same products, prices and services as usual

You can now donate through AmazonSmile with your mobile app too

You’ll still need to register through your PC or laptop browser to allow you to donate through Smile but once you’ve set this up, simply open the app and find ‘Settings’ in the main menu. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

There is a free Google Chrome extension that makes it even easier to shop with AmazonSmile online

  • Visit: https://couponfollow.com/smilematic
  • Click “Add to Chrome” (the extension also works on Safari and Firefox browsers)
  • Select Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
  • Start shopping as you would normally!

Adding this to your web browser means that every time you visit Amazon, your browser will automatically take you to AmazonSmile. Every time you shop with AmazonSmile, you will be supporting children and young people living with liver disease and funding vital research.

Millions could be donated everyday

0.5% may not sound like a lot; 10p for every £20 spent. However when you learn that Amazon daily sales are over £324 million, that number has the potential to change the lives of so many.

In fact, if every Amazon purchase was done via its Smile website, charities worldwide would receive over £1.6million every single day.

Have a home collection box

A home collection box is an easy way to help raise money to support children and young people with a liver disease. The boxes are easy to assemble and will be sent out in the post flat packed with details of how to pay the money to us via bank transfer or a cheque. In these difficult times every penny counts and you can make a real difference just by collecting your loose change. To request a home collection box email fundraising@childliverdisease.org or call the office number on 0121 212 3839.

Become a collection box volunteer

By joining in and volunteering in your local community you can help transform children’s lives.

Could you use your networking skills to secure new locations to place a CLDF collection box? Placing collection boxes in and around your community, for example in shops, pubs and doctor’s surgeries, is a great way to raise money and awareness.

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintaining current collection box locations
  • Securing new locations
  • Emptying collection boxes and issuing receipts
  • Counting money
  • Banking payments

What’s in it for me?

  • Meet new people
  • Stay active
  • Add value to your local community
  • Learn new transferable skills
  • Improve your CV

Skills required:

  • Basic administration
  • Basic numeracy
  • Negotiating and influencing
  • Ability to handle money
  • Enthusiasm
  • Reliability

Support from CLDF:  If you are interested in becoming a collection box volunteer please contact the fundraising team who will go through the role with you, explain what is involved and answer any questions. We will supply you with a letter of authority and all of the materials you need to get started.

Email: fundraising@childliverdisease.org – or call 0121 212 2002 for further information – if your call is not answered please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Safeguarding: Anyone can get involved in fundraising for CLDF, you just need to be 16 or older, or be accompanied by a parent or carer. All volunteers will need to complete a short application form, provide proof of identity and a reference.

Raise awareness online

Sharing key messages about CLDF will really help us raise awareness and funds. If you want ideas, below are some examples of social media posts that you can share or edit. You can also keep an eye out on our social channels and share our posts too.

  • At a time we are all uniting behind the NHS, charities that work in partnership with the health service also desperately need our support. Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is asking for your help to survive. https://childliverdisease.org/funding-crisis-for-health-charities-an-open-letter-from-cldfs-chief-executive/
  • A charity close to my heart, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation has been hugely affected by a fall in income whilst working to maintain vital services for poorly children and their families. They help to protect the NHS, relieving liver teams of pressure by supporting patients on a one-to-one basis and providing up-to-date information for young people with a liver disease and their families. Please donate here: https://www.childliverdisease.org/donate
  • The Coronavirus pandemic, as well as being a health crisis, has had a severe impact on organisations. Fundraising across the charity sector has been dramatically reduced – Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, a charity I support, is no exception.
    They continue to be there for our families and young people impacted by childhood liver disease. They still want to be able to offer essential information and emotional support wherever it is needed, whether that relates to concerns over the Coronavirus or the many other issues concerning childhood liver disease. Can you help? https://www.childliverdisease.org/donate

Download the images below to accompany your posts or tweets. Don’t forget to tag CLDF in your posts. You can find us on: Twitter @tweetcldf / Facebook @CLDFonline

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