"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
Community Fundraising

Community Fundraising

Your support would be very much appreciated by everyone at ASCERT and the money you raise will be used to help address drug and alcohol issues, reduce harm and support positive change in local communities across Northern Ireland.

There are lots of different ways to fundraise.

EVERY penny you raise will make a real difference.

You can:

Organise your own fundraising event such as a coffee morning, movie night, fashion show, quiz, sports tournament, Zumba-thon, bag pack, door collection, charity car wash, big breakfast etc

Take part in a challenge event such as a trek, cycle ride, marathon or fun run

Volunteer for ASCERT at street collections and events

Join a Fundraising Support Group

Champion ASCERT and encourage your family and friends to get involved and fundraise and volunteer for ASCERT

Make a one off donation by clicking here

Hints & Tips for Your Fundraising

Set a goal to aim for and make a plan for how you are going to achieve it. Make sure your event doesn’t clash with a national events like the FA Cup Final, Northwest 200, Six Nations Championship, Wimbledon etc.

Once you have decided on your fundraising start planning your event or collecting your sponsorship as soon as possible. The more time you have to fundraise the more you can raise.

Set up a justgiving page. It’s a really simple way to fundraise and you can share your page across your social media sights. Your friends and family can donate straight to the charity and the site automatically calculates gift aid and means their donation is worth 25% more!

If you are using sponsor forms make sure that the forms are filled in properly and that the gift aid box is ticked (for UK Taxpayers). If the box is ticked it will boost each donation by 25%!

Ask everyone! Think about everyone you could ask to support your fundraising, your friends, family, work colleagues etc tell them what you are doing and ask them to support you!

Speak to your manager and find out if they can help you promote your fundraising through internal newsletters or an email to your colleagues. Also find out if your work offers matched funding which would be another boost to your fundraising.

Ask your friends and families for help in organising your event! It’s a great way to spend time together, create memories and raise vital funds at the same time.

Remember to put the FUN in FUNDRAISING! By fundraising for ASCERT you are doing something amazing! You are helping to make a real difference in your community. Whatever you decide to do have fun and have a fantastic time!

ASCERT can support your fundraising by:

Producing promotional materials such as flyers and posters to promote your fundraising

Supplying you with sponsorship forms, t-shirts, collection buckets, stickers and banners

Assisting you with the completion of the paperwork for PSNI required for street collections

Providing guidance and support while setting up a justgiving page

Giving you hints and tips to maximise your fundraising

Promoting your support through the local media, ASCERT’s website and social media pages

Supplying you with a digital badge for your scial media pages to let others know you are charity champions for ASCERT

For more information or for help and support for your fundraising event please contact Jenay Doyle on 07498 344 302 or email jenay@ascert.biz

ASCERT
23 Bridge Street,
Lisburn
Co. Antrim
BT28 1XZ

Tel: 0800 2545 123
Fax: 028 9260 3874
Email: info@ascert.biz
Charity Number: NIC101239