The history of our challenge walks in words and pictures
Up to date financial details and other information about our fundraising activities
Annual financial details of the totals raised from our Walkers and Corporate Sponsors
Information about The Three Peaks Challenge Walk and the surrounding countryside
Information about The Chatsworth Challenge Walk, and the Chatsworth area.
Preparation, Hints & Tips
Handy tips and sound advice for tackling those demanding challenge walks
Some interesting features associated with our walks
Information about us and why we raise the sponsored funds
All the other bits we couldn’t fit in anywhere else
chatsworthchallenge.com and threepeakschallenge.com are organisers of sponsored challenge walks to raise money for the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund in support of nominated charities to fund cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
The four charities we currently represent. All of the money raised on our walks go to the four listed cancer charities to fund the research, prev-ention, and treatment of cancer.
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Tip 1. Get family and friends to write their sponsorship amount on the sponsorship form first. They tend to be the most generous and it will also set the standard for everyone who sees the form after them. (Sponsors will very rarely want to sponsor you for a pound if everyone on the form above them is giving a fiver).
Tip 2. Ask people to give you the money straight away. This will speed up the collection time after the event, and probably save you from having to continually pester people for the money. Also, make sure that you always carry an amount of change with you. That way, people can’t claim not to have the right money on them.
Tip 3. Make sure you get your sponsorship Gift-Aided. If your sponsor is a taxpayer ask them to tick the Gift Aid box on the form and include their full name, home address, and postcode. This allows us to claim Gift Aid, which will increase the value of the donation by 28 per cent at no extra cost to your sponsor.
Tip 4. If you’re part of a large firm send an article and photo to your staff newspaper or newsletter. Make sure you include details of how they can sponsor you, and include telephone numbers etc so that they can contact you.
Tip 5. Approach your work colleagues, your employer and any local companies you might deal with or know for donations. Why not try out any local shops you buy from. They might find it hard to refuse you if you are a one of their regular customers. Remember that companies can claim the sponsorship as tax relief so they may be prepared to give you higher value sponsorship than friends or other personal sponsors. (Carry a notepad so that you can give company sponsors a small receipt showing your name and address and the amount they have sponsored you for.)
Tip 6. Fax or email a copy of the sponsorship form to your suppliers and clients, asking them to sponsor you. If you don’t ask them they won’t sponsor you. If you do ask them they’ll probably have no reason to turn you down.
Tip 7. If your employer is a member of a matched giving scheme, ask them if they will match the amount you have raised.
Tip 8. Ask family and friends to collect sponsorship on your behalf. Give them a copy of the sponsorship form and these fundraising tips. Copy any sponsors you get onto your main form. It will give your sponsorship effort more credibility if there are a lot of sponsor names on the form.
Tip 9. Always keep a list of the people who sponsored you and for how much. This will allow you to approach the same people again. You can use the opportunity to call on them next year, tell them about your walk, and thank them for their valued sponsorship. Just when you’ve got them feeling proud of themselves for their valued generosity and goodwill you can then ask them for sponsorship for the coming years event.
Tip 10. Point your prospective sponsors towards www.chatsworthchallenge.com. Our aim is always to clearly show every years’ corporate sponsors, individual walkers, how much has been raised on any particular event, and the Fund-To-Date Total. We also show exactly how much and to which charities the raised monies are going. It will prove to your prospective sponsors that they are contributing to a worthwhile effort and that you’re not collecting for a fly-by-night fund raiser.
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Doing the walk is a fun day out, but you can also increase your personal contribution to the fundraising effort if you can raise a valuable funds for the cancer charities we support at the same time.
Why not try out some of these 10 fundraising tips below to swell your sponsorship coffers, and maybe get into our prestigious Premier Club
chatsworthchallenge.com are organisers of fund raising challenge walks in support of the Dave Owens and Frank Goodall Memorial Fund to raise monies for nominated charities in support of cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Text : Philip Lynskey : Gerard Mitchell
Images : Philip Lynskey
Get family and friends to write their sponsorship amount on the sponsorship form first.
They tend to be the most generous and it will also set the standard for everyone who sees the form after them