When you’re fundraising as a SuperHalfs charity runner, you’ll need to take advantage of your full network if you want to raise as much money as possible. Approaching people and asking for money can sometimes be intimidating, but with this letter or email template you’ll be able to reach out to as many people as possible and kickstart your fundraising.
You should send this to friends, family and work associates. Anyone you can think of who would possibly donate to your cause. You’ll be amazed at just how many people will donate, even casual acquaintances and people you haven’t been in contact with for a while.
Feel free to edit the template to suit your own personal circumstances.
Dear [SUPPORTER NAME],
As you may know, over the next couple of years I will be taking on the challenge of running the Superhalfs Half Marathon Series. I’ll be running half marathons in Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia. That means I’ll be covering more than 65 miles over the course of the five races, hundreds of miles in my training, and thousands of miles as I travel around Europe for the events.
But every step I take and every ounce of sweat I shed in training will be worth it, as I’m running the SuperHalfs as a fundraiser for [CHARITY NAME].
[CHARITY NAME] carry out vital work, including…
Insert a brief summary of the important work that your charity does here. Your charity will be able to provide you with this. If you have a personal connection to the charity, for example a friend or family member who has been affected, be sure to include this. People are far more likely to donate if you tell them a personal story about why you are fundraising.
I’ve set myself a fundraising target of [FUNDRAISING TARGET] but I would love to raise even more than that. I can’t do this on my own, which is why I’m reaching out to you today to ask for your support. Any amount you can afford to donate will mean the world to me, and 100% of your donation will go towards helping [CHARITY NAME] carrying out their vital work.
Donating is easy - simply visit my fundraising page here and fill out your details and donation amount: [FUNDRAISING PAGE URL]
Alternatively, if you would prefer to personally give me your kind donation in person, just let me know and I will handle adding this to the fundraising total.
Thank you in advance for your support in helping me change lives through [CHARITY NAME].