Fundraising for Charity
The club actively raises funds for good causes throughout the year and many organisations have benefited from the generosity of our members and their fund-raising efforts.
The Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice is the club’s official charity and receives a share of the money raised every year. This includes donations from the annual Hospice to Hospice run, around World Hospice Day. This event involves members running approximately 10 miles from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham to The Shooting Star Chase Hospice, just outside of Guildford. The money raised is split between the two hospices. Phyllis Tuckwell also receives the proceeds from the refreshments at the HRR Lord Wandsworth Schools Cross Country Series event and 50p from each entry.
In addition, we also support the British Heart Foundation in memory of Mike Cloke and the charity benefits from funds raised in the Annual Mike Cloke run in January when we are also joined by Fleet & Crookham club at the event.
Furthermore, at the AGM, every attendee has the opportunity to nominate other charities for consideration by the committee. In 2018, the charities nominated and agreed at the AGM, were Cancer Research UK, Melanoma UK, Diabetes UK and Hart First Response and they will receive donations from activities this current year. The monies raised by the raffles at the Awards Dinner and the Christmas Party and any other donations made by the members throughout the year are donated to these charities, as well as the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.
Each member has the opportunity to raise funds for the club with no extra effort required.
Hart Road Runners have joined Easyfundraising and you could help raise funds for the club by doing your normal online shopping via the Easyfundraising link.
How does Easyfundraising work?
Easyfundraising works with over 2000 retailers who have all agreed to pass a donation to good causes every time you shop with them. The donation is usually a percentage of how much you spend. Retailers include Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Argos, Sainsbury’s and hundreds of other well known names.
What do you need to do to raise money?
Instead of going directly to the retailer website, log into Easyfundraising first and click on the retailer you want to shop with. You’ll then be taken to the retailer’s website where you shop as you would normally. But because you visited Easyfundraising first, your cause (Hart Road Runners) gets a donation. It really is that simple.
What’s the catch?
No catch. Whatever you buy costs exactly the same as it would if you visited the retailer site directly. Easyfundraising don’t take any financial information from you as all your transactions are with the retailer. They won’t sell your information on and they won’t spam you. It doesn’t cost you or Hart Road Runners anything.
How do the causes get the donations?
Every three months Easyfundraising totals up how much the supporters have raised and providing it is over £15, we receive the funds. If the amount raised is less than £15, it is carried forward to the next quarter.
How do I start?
1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hart-road-runners/
and join for free.
2. Every time you shop online, go to Easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.
3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Hart Road Runners for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and Hart Road Runners will be really grateful for your donations.
As you can see, there are lots of ways that you can get involved and make a difference, both in terms of fundraising for charities and raising money for the club. Any other suggestions for fundraising are very welcome and please talk to one of the committee members.