Raise money for the Dyslexia Research Trust

Whether you are fundraising with friends, family or colleagues - there are plenty of great ideas to choose from all year round. The most popular events include a coffee morning or tea party, cake sale, charity raffle/tombola, quiz night or a local fete or stall.

Social Media Fundraising One of the most effective ways of reaching more people and promoting your event is to use Social Media. It is a powerful way to get your story across to so many people, and your fundraising page, to a virtually limitless audience. You can create an online fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving. Update your facebook status with a link to your fundraising page or ask friends to 'donate' their status update to you so that you can reach more people you may know. Use Twitter to share your Virgin Money Giving Page - write what you're doing and why people should sponsor you, in the shortest sentence possible. Ask your followers to 'retweet' your link-so it reaches their followers too (remember:the shorter your tweet, the more retweet-able it is!) and if you need any advice please email us.

Taking part in an event can be lots of fun and an excellent way of spreading awareness of our work in your community. You may already have a sporting hobby you regularly take part in and enjoy. You could be a member of a cycling, golf, netball, football, tennis, cricket. or fitnes club. You could try organising a golf or netball tournament, five-a-side football,tennis or cricket competition or even a swimathon/zumbathon at your local fitness club!

Raise money, have fun and help spread the word! Thank you for your support.