Getting started as a Shine fundraiser


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So, you’ve heard of Shine, maybe you’ve benefited from some of our unique services, maybe you just want to make a difference by helping some of society’s most vulnerable individuals – whatever your reason for being here, we welcome you!

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Getting started as a Shine fundraiser

  1. 1. Working together, fundraisers in communities all over England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, combine to raise over £300,000 for Shine each year! The average donation from these amazing supporters is £80, with some determined individuals raising over £10,000! Whatever amount you can raise, it all contributes to this total, there really is no amount too small! Getting started as a Shine fundraiser... Dean Godwyn, who has spina bifida, completed the Virgin Active London Marathon in 11hrs 50mins and raised £10,409! So, you’ve heard of Shine, maybe you’ve benefited from some of our unique services, maybe you just want to make a difference by helping some of society’s most vulnerable individuals – whatever your reason for being here, we welcome you! Fay Dovey and Aaron Ratcliffe and their daughter Maya, who has SB/H.
  2. 2. We are excited because we know that so many people like you are passionate about helping others. We know that when you fundraise for a charity you want to know that your gifts improve thousands of lives every year. We know that with a little support from us, you can achieve great things. We also know that, for many, starting to fundraise can be a daunting challenge. There can be lots of questions that you don’t know the answer to; that is what we are here for. From the very first contact, whether it is a phone call, an online enquiry, or a personal meeting, we will give you what you need to be successful for Shine. We have a dedicated Marketing and Events Team which will give you all the materials, merchandise, and expertise you need. There are endless ideas for how you can fundraise and we love to hear of your creative ideas too. You make the difference We have been working to positively impact the lives of everyone living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus since 1966. We have a long heritage of community fundraising and we are excited about the future of our work in this area. Don't just take our word for it, here are some comments from last year’s participants: “Seeing everyone in yellow at school was amazing! We made yellow cakes and took donations, altogether we raised over £200 for Shine!” “We all dressed in yellow tops for the day at our primary school, the school assembly was a sea of yellow! Everyone paid 50p and we made £150 for Shine.” “Our nursery group all wore something yellow for the day - bibs, baby grows, wellies … anything yellow! We raised £65 for Shine!” You can contact us by phone, online, or at a Shine event. T: 01733 555988 W: We’re very proud of our distinctive colours of yellow and orange. Wear Yellow and Shine is a simple but very effective way to stand out from the crowd and Shine! Every school, college, community group, and workplace can get involved by choosing a day when everyone wears yellow for the day and makes a donation to Shine. We have several fundraising initiatives which give a framework to our most popular activities, they include: Wear Yellow and Shine
  3. 3. WinnersWearYellow™ *Cycling and Triathlon events only When you sign up as a WinnersWearYellow™ fundraiser for Shine you then choose your own vest, jersey*, or t-shirt and, with our team, begin to plan out everything you need to make the event a success. This includes; establishing a training plan, setting up your sponsorship profile, deciding the best way to share your event, and keeping in regular contact to make sure you have everything you need to succeed. All of our active fundraising challenges are grouped into our WinnersWearYellow™ fundraising initiative. This includes activities such as: Running • Cycling • Triathlons • Swimming • Parachute Jumps • Walks • Treks
  4. 4. Every July and August we encourage you to pick a date and then get a group of people together to fundraise through Shades for Shine. Shades for Shine is the perfect summer fundraising event, all you have to do is wear your sunglasses to school, work, or wherever else you might be, for the day. The more adventurous you can be with your designs the better. We then ask you to take a photo and share it through a variety of social networks with the hash tag #ShadesForShine – at the end of the summer the person with the best photo which is tagged in this way will win a great prize! Benny is very fortunate in that he can have a birthday any day of the year! All you have to do is organise a Benny Bear themed event and make part of the experience a celebration of Benny’s birthday. There are various ways to fundraise with Benny including cake sales, face painting, and games with small prizes. Here at Shine we have lots of experience of Benny Bear Birthday parties, we are always on hand to help with your Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Bear Hunt, or any other Benny themed event you can host! We have a adult sized Benny costume which can be delivered for your event too! Benny Bear’s Birthday Benny Bear is the bear with hydrocephalus. Benny helps hundreds of children every year to understand and live with their condition. #ShadesForShine Shades for Shine
  5. 5. Shine Supporters Shine Supporters is the simplest way to get involved with Shine and give via a simple one off donation. We have a number of different ways that you can get involved, whether it is as an individual or as a larger organisation or corporation. Friend: give £25 a year and receive a supporter certificate, a selection of Shine merchandise, a Benny Bear cuddly toy and a quarterly copy of Together magazine to keep up with everything that is happening in the Shine community. Supporter: as a supporter you give £75 for the year and in return we send everything included in the Friend package with the addition of more Shine goods including the Shine polo shirt, fleece jacket, and baseball cap. Corporate Partner: as a Corporate Partner who contributes £250 per year, you will receive a selection of our merchandise in order to spread awareness about Shine. In addition to this your organisation will benefit from a ‘Thank You’ feature in Together magazine, a logo on our foyer-based Partner Banner, and a visit from a Shine speaker to your event or workplace. Corporate Sponsor: at £2500 a year the Corporate Sponsor is our premium supporter package. This opportunity offers all the great benefits of the Partner programme with the addition of a three month advertising banner on the Shine Homepage and high profile sponsorships of Together magazine, which includes logo placement on the front cover and a feature article relating to your business. This opportunity offers all the great benefits of the Partner programme with the addition of a three month advertising banner on the Shine Homepage and high profile sponsorships of Together magazine...
  6. 6. Shine – Charity of the Year Partnerships Shine Stars are a sensitive yet significant way for families and friends to remember those they have lost to spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. Shine Stars are placed on our walls at Shine Head Office, each one with a personalised dedication to the person they celebrate. To find out more about dedicating a Shine Star please see Stars are openings in Heaven where our loved ones shine bright and let us know they are happy – Inuit saying Shine Stars Getting an entire workforce, whether you are a one-man band or an organisation with thousands of employees, to fundraise for Shine is a fun and rewarding experience. We are with you from the very beginning, giving you whatever support you need to make your fundraising events a real success. There are endless activities which you can take part in including pub quizzes, raffles, treks, challenges, art auctions, sky dives, collection tins, bake sales, treasure hunts and much, much more. In addition to events there are other significant ways that you can raise funds for Shine, including Payroll giving, volunteering, and sharing expertise without charge. We champion our Charity of the Year partnerships at
  7. 7. art fair boat party bowling tournament bring and buy sale cake sale car boot sale coffee morning concert dinner and dance dog walk fashion/catwalk evening fete five-a-side football tournament games evening karaoke evening open garden plant sale pub quiz sponsored silence sponsored walk raffle theatre evening bake off interdepartmental challenge pancake sale run a sweepstake themed party fancy dress party dress down day swap party jumble sale sell online with eBay casino night bingo university challenge night treasure hunt guess the weight tea party murder mystery evening comedy night black tie ball television theme night busking day gig salsa evening come dancing sponsored darts or dominoes go-kart rally yoga marathon skydiving sports day gym challenge golf day head or beard shave run a tombola waxing car wash get bagging street collection Recycle links Give-a-car Shine’s super suggestions for alternative events…
  8. 8. How to interact with Shine… Tel: 01733 555988 Web: Email: @winrswearyellow +shineukcharity @shineukcharity shineUkcharity Search – ‘Shine Charity’ 42 Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UQ Registered Charity No. 249338