The Beggar for Christ: Aid to the Church in Need founder Father Werenfried van Straaten with his ‘hat of millions’
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Do you have the stamina to run the British 10k London Run for suffering Christians? We have a limited number of places available for the run on Sunday 14th July, so if you think you can go the distance and can raise at least £500, why not apply to join our team?
There are lots of ways you can raise money for persecuted and suffering Christians. And we are sure you will have great fun at the same time, as well as achieving some ambitions.
Get some ideas from this page, or come up with your own way of fundraising – whatever you do, we can help you, so please do contact us!
Hold a fundraising event
Why not get together with family, friends or your social networks to organise a fundraising event for Aid to the Church in Need.
We have put together a fundraising pack complete with an A to Z of tried and trusted fundraising ideas that you can use to help get you started. Ideas range from coffee mornings to handbag sales and silent auctions.
Please contact us for a fundraising pack which includes a a full set of fundraising ideas, sponsorship forms, a poster and fundraising guidelines.
Are you looking for a challenge that will also help Christians in need around the world?
Whether you walk, run, swim, cycle or climb, your participation in a challenge event can benefit those who suffer persecution and hardship for their faith.
Are you thinking ahead about taking part in a marathon, half marathon or fun run? Are you feeling inspired to run on Aid to the Church in Need’s behalf? Then why not try one of these events?
- Virgin London Marathon
- Great North Run
- Plymouth Half Marathon
- Great Scottish Run
- Windsor Half Marathon
- Great City Race
- Edinburgh Marathon
- Adidas Women’s 5K Challenge
- Silverstone Half Marathon
Feeling even more adventurous? Why not take on the Three Peaks Challenge, a triathlon or a cycle trial?
Please don’t forget that every step you take and every mile you cover will help bring hope to suffering Christians who feel isolated and forgotten.
Here are some ways you can collect sponsorship money for your fundraiser.
Justgiving.com makes fundraising online for your sponsored event easy.
Aid to the Church in Need has a Justgiving account, which means that you will be able to set up your own fundraising page with details and photos of your event.
You can set your fundraising target and then watch the ‘thermometer’ rise as the donations come in. If your sposnors are able to sign up to Gift Aid, they can do that on Justgiving.com too.
You can download an Aid to the Church in Need sponsorship and Gift Aid declaration form, which you can use to collect sponsorship. To enable us to claim back tax through the Gift Aid scheme, please remember to send us your sponsorship forms when you send the money you have raised.
Donate directly to Aid to the Church in Need
You can ask your sponsors to donate directly to Aid to the Church in Need by giving online or by calling 020 8642 8668. Unfortunately, we cannot track the amount that has been donated to your particular event, but it does mean your sponsors can make their contribution quickly and directly, and can also sign up for Gift Aid at the same time.
Telling people about your challenge
Don’t forget to publicise your efforts – including your Justgiving.com webpage – by asking your friends and contacts to sponsor you. Why not add the details of your webpage to an email signature, so that it is included on every email you send?
Ask your parish priest if you can leave sponsorship forms at the back of the church, or put up posters with your Justgiving webpage on them. He may als oinclude your event in a parish newsletter.
And remember to add your event to Aid to the Church in Need’s Events Calendar!
You can raise money for Aid to the Church in Need just by surfing the internet – simply use Everyclick.com as your search engine.
For every click you make, at no cost to you or us, a small donation will be made to Aid to the Church in Need. So get clicking!