Fundraising FAQs

What do I do I cannot find an event I want to take part in?

Have you had a look at our list of hundreds events, which you can search by the region in which you wish to take part? Visit our Run Local page to explore your options. 

Still can’t find what you're looking for? No problem - you can still take part for Coram! Just email the team and we can help you find something to suit you.

How can I send the funds I have raised to you?

There are many different ways you can send your funds to us – see below for the different options and choose the one that is easiest for you! 

Offline Donations

By cheque: Make cheques payable to 'Coram' and post to: Coram Campus, Fundraising Department, 41 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ. Please mark FAO Jazmin Peach, Challenge Events and Community Partnerships Manager 

Please make sure you enclose a note to tell us a bit about your fundraising event and contact information so we can thank you.

By bank transfer: Please use the following details to transfer your donation

  • Account Name: Coram No. 1 Account
  • Sort Code: 60-40-04
  • Account Number: 10733035
  • Ref: Challenge 1739 by [first name/company name]

After paying in your offline donation please email our fundraising team with your name, the date and amount of the donation and what it relates to so we attribute it to your fundraising

Online donations

Any donations that have been made directly to your JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving fundraising pages will be sent automatically to us, you don’t need to do anything as long as you have selected Coram as the recipient Charity. 

How do I contact the Fundraising Team?

You contact us by calling 020 7749 7976 or emailing challengeyourself@coram.org.uk. Lines are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

If you can’t get through please leave a message and the team will return your call as soon as they can.

How do I set up an online fundraising page?

Setting up and online fundraising page is easy, and takes just a few minutes. Once you have set up your personalised page and it is live, you can easily send the link to friends, family and work colleagues. Explaining why you are choosing to fundraise for Coram, and how they can support you.

Click here to set up your chosen page:

Just Giving

Virgin Money Giving


Offline Sponsorship

If you are fundraising through Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving you can add money that you have raised offline to your page. Log into your account, find your page and click edit. Please note Coram cannot make these changes for you.

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to set up an online fundraising page and take cash donations instead, we have an offline sponsorship form available for you. This includes a box for Gift aid, if you supporters are UK tax payers, Coram can boost your donation, so do not forget to ask.

Can I use the Coram logo to promote my event?

You can use our logo on items that you may wish to produce for your fundraising such as posters, tickets or t-shirts. Please contact the team at Challengeyourself@coram.org.uk to request the logo and don’t forget to include some information about your fundraising event.

Can I order merchandise for my event?

To order Coram branded materials, to help with your event, please call the team 020 7749 7976 or email us challengeyourself@coram.org.uk. We will be able to let you know what merchandise we have available to help aid your event. Please make sure you enclose a note to tell us a bit about your fundraising event and contact information.

What is the best way to publicise my fundraiser?

Talk about it online

One of the best ways to promote your fundraiser online, is using social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. If you have an online fundraising page you can share the link along with any photos of your event. We would encourage you to put together a home video, or a blog. This can be a personal message about why you are fundraising for Coram, or a funny and entertaining post to catch the attention of your followers, and keep them up to date with your event.

Tell your local press

You can contact your local press to let them know what you have planned. Local papers are always interested in hearing personal stories. You should be able to find their contact details in the papers themselves or on the internet. Be sure to include the reasons why you’re supporting Coram, and the time, date and location of your event, as they may be able to send a photographer or reporter along. If not, take the best quality photo you to send to them.

Message personal contacts

A simple text message to your closest contacts to let them know what you are doing, and pass on your fundraising link in order for them to support you. Technology is a wondrous thing, so if you have Whatsapp do not forget you can send a broadcast to all of your contacts with your fundraising information.

An email to any business contacts, or work colleagues is always a great way to drum up more support.

Don't forget our dedicated fundraising team are here to support you, should you need any further advice on this. Just email us.

 

What about fundraising and the law?

If you are organising a small event, or only including your personal friends and family, this is considered a private event and the information below does not apply.

If you are planning on holding an event that involves the public, you will need public liability insurance. This can be purchased from an insurance company or broker. Check with the owners of your event venue or supplier as they may have insurance that will already cover you! You will also need to make sure the event is safe, and provide risk assessments if necessary.

If you are holding a small raffle on the day of your event you do not need a licence as long as the draw takes place at the event itself. If you are holding a raffle or lottery under any other circumstances please visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk  or call us on 020 7749 7976.

Food safety laws apply if you are selling food and drink to the public at your event. Please visit food.gov.uk for more information. If you are selling alcohol, please be aware you may need an additional licence unless your venue already has one to cover your event.

As you will be fundraising in aid of Coram and not on behalf of the charity, we do not accept overall responsibility or liability for any fundraising that you might choose to organise.

Please be aware that these are guidelines and not an extensive list. For more information please contact us by calling 020 7749 7976 or emailing challengeyourself@coram.org.uk

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