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Shouting loud about your fundraising

You're doing something great, so make sure all your friends, family and community know you're fundraising for better mental health.  

Use our guides and templates to make a big impact and smash your target!

Telling your story

Laura running the Royal Parks Half Marathon

Helping your friends and family connect with what you’re doing, and understand just how much it means to you, is really important, and it's one of the most effective ways you can fundraise and meet your target.

To do this, you need to tell your story!

Laura, from our Digital Communications team, tells us how you can tell your story, to bring what you're doing to life and inspire people to donate...

Your online fundraising campaign

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You'll be surprised how much you can raise by running a great online fundraising campaign to share your story and progress.

Read our top tips and ideas to create urgency, buzz and momentum on social media and how you can use other online channels like email and blogs.

Using video for fundraising

Jay wears a Mind t-shirt and takes a selfie on his smart phone

Videos can really help to bring your story and your fundraising to life. And there are loads of different ways to make and share videos these days.

You can use videos to ask for donations or sponsorship directly or just to show people a bit more of what you’re doing.

Read our tips and start filming!

Let your local media know

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Let the local media know what you're doing and why you're doing it by sending out a press release.

Add the details of your challenge or event to our Press Release Template and send it to local media outlets around two weeks before your challenge or event.

Would you like to share your story with the media?

The Mind media team are always keen to hear from supporters who are interested in speaking to journalists about how and why they are fundraising for Mind. Whether it’s a TV appearance or a newspaper interview, fundraisers who share their stories play an important role in helping to raise awareness of Mind, mental health problems and encouraging others to sign up to raise vital funds for Mind.

If you’d like to be considered for potential media opportunities, please email [email protected] with brief answers to the questions below.

• Please tell us which event or activity you have taken part/you're organising/you're taking part in to raise money for Mind.
• How much did you raise/are you aiming to raise for Mind?
• Tell us about your fundraising experience so far. Have you gained anything – such as new friends or confidence – or has it positively impacted your own mental health?
• Why did you choose to fundraise for Mind?
• If you have experienced mental health problems and you’d be comfortable sharing this with the media please briefly tell us about your experiences.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experiences in our current campaign focuses. These are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups, children and young people, and people affected by poverty.

The media team will be in touch if any relevant opportunities arise which might be of interest and that your story might work for.

Other ways to get involved

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