Fundraising FAQs

Before registering

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I want to raise money for the fight against MND but I’m not sure what to do. Can you help? 

There are lots of different ways you can get involved, from joining an existing event to organising your own. Check out our A-Z of fundraising ideas for more inspiration. However you choose to raise money we’ll support you every step of the way. 
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What support will I get when I fundraise?  

  • A fundraising pack, either via email or post including a complimentary #TeamMND cotton tshirt, technical tshirt or running vest
  • Access to our Fundraising Zone which includes downloadable resources and information 
  • If you’re taking on a physical event, access to the GH Training hub and app which includes training guides, weekly countdowns and videos
  • Support from our Fundraising Team to answer queries and provide further advice 
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Can I organise my own event to raise money?  

Yes, we’d love you to organise your own event to raise money for people affected by MND. Please register your event and request a fundraising pack 

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You offer charity places in some of your events. What is a charity place and how does it differ from a place purchased directly from the event organiser?

A charity place is an event place that requires you to meet a minimum sponsorship pledge in return for paying a lower registration fee. This is because we purchase a set number of places in some events such as the Great North Run, which we then offer on our website. 

As we incur a cost for the place and need to make sure we are raising vital funds above these costs to support people affected by MND, there is a minimum sponsorship ask. You can find this information on the event pages.

The event place itself does not differ from a place purchased directly through the event organisers. However, it does often guarantee entry if the general entry is a ballot.

If you have any further questions regarding charity places, please get in touch.
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Why do some places include a minimum sponsorship target?

If you purchase a charity place from the MND Association or a sponsorship place from an event organiser, the MND Association will be invoiced for the cost of your place. Therefore, we ask you to meet a minimum sponsorship target to cover these costs and more.

We need to make sure we are raising vital funds above these costs to support people affected by MND and fund the work we do. You can find the minimum sponsorship amounts on the event pages.

If you have any further questions regarding minimum sponsorship targets, please get in touch.
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What will you do with the money I raise? 

Fundraising is vital to ensure we can fulfil our promises to people affected by MND. The money you raise will help us provide care and support for people affected by MND, campaign to raise awareness and fund vital research. Find out more about how we raise and spend our money, and how the money you raise makes a difference

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Can I fundraise for a Branch or Group?

Yes, you’re welcome to fundraise to support your local Branch or Group. Please let us know about your request as soon as possible. If you’re using an online donation page, please make it clear on your page by amending the story, that the money raised from the page will be donated to [Name] Branch or Group.  

Note that if you have one of our charity places, and a minimum fundraising target to meet, not all of the funds can be transferred. Please get in touch with us to discuss.  

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I’m under 18. Can I still fundraise? 

Yes we welcome anyone to fundraise for us, but if you are under 18 you will need permission from your parent or guardian. You’ll be asked to supply this when you register your fundraising with us.  

Note that some events have age limitations.  

After registering

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How do I set up an online fundraising page?  

We’d recommend you set up a JustGiving page. It only takes a couple of minutes to set up and can easily be shared with friends and family. The money raised comes directly to us so it’s nice and easy for you. You can even link your page up with your Strava or fitbit account, to share your training runs on your page! 
We can also support fundraising via other online plaforms, including Facebook and Give as You Live.  

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Have you got any tips to boost my fundraising? 

Yes, sure! Check out our top tips to boost your fundraising. 

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How can I pay in the money I raise?  

There are lots of ways to pay in the money you have raised, from sending a cheque to donating online. Find out more here.  

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Do I need to pay in money raised on my online fundraising page?  

If you are using a JustGiving page or another fundraising platform such as Facebook Fundaisng or Enthuse, your donations will come directly to us.

There is nothing you need to do! 

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Can I add offline donations to my online fundraising page?  

Not all online donation platforms have this feature. But if you are using JustGiving, it is possible to add your offline donations to your fundraising total. Follow these steps to do this.
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What is Match Funding and how do I set it up?  

Match Funding is a great way to boost your fundraising! Lots of companies will offer to match the money you have raised, or match up to a certain amount each year. Ask your employer if it is something they offer, and get in touch with our supporter services team for any support or evidence you may need. 

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What happens if I don’t meet my minimum fundraising target? 

Not all events have a minimum fundraising target, only those that require us to purchase your place. Our fundraising team are on hand to support your fundraising, so if you have any concerns please get in touch as soon as you can.  

If you’ve exhausted your friends and family by asking for sponsorship, why not top up your fundraising by holding an event like a bakeit! cake sale or quiz night.  

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Can I use your logo to promote my fundraising? 

To create ready made posters, tickets, leaflets and social media posts head over to our Template Centre. It’s quick and easy to create an account and make ready branded materials.  

If you would like to use our logo for other purposes then please email    

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Can I get some extra fundraising materials? 

Yes, we’re happy to provide our fundraisers with materials to support their fundraising after they have registered their fundraising with us. Call our Supporter Care Team on 01604 611881. 

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How do I claim gift aid on the money I raise? 

If you use an online donation platform, like JustGiving, Facebook or Give as You Live, pages are generally set up to claim gift aid from eligible donations. The gift aid is sent directly to us.  

If you’re using a sponsor form to collect donations then you’ll need to send us a copy of the form when you’ve finished fundraising.  

We can only claim gift aid on individual, eligible donations. For example we cannot claim gift aid on money raised via raffles and collections. You can find out more in our Guide to Fundraising.   

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How do I make sure my fundraising event is safe and legal? 

While we’ll do all we can to help and support you in your fundraising efforts, the MND Association is not legally responsible for your fundraising. We can’t accept responsibility for you event or anyone who takes part. Your event will not be covered by our insurance if anything goes wrong.  

We’d encourage you to think carefully about how to make your event safe, and would encourage you to do a risk assessment, organise your own insurance if necessary and check on any licenses you might need.