Get fundraising Fundraising tips for The Gherkin Challenge

Fundraising bucketsA child contacts Childline every 25 seconds, and some are going through the toughest times of their lives.

By taking on our Gherkin Challenge, you're helping us be there for them when they need us the most.

We're asking you to raise £250 as part of the challenge to help us keep children safe from abuse.

The best way to hit your fundraising target is to start early. Follow these steps and you'll be off to a flying start.

Ready, set.. go fundraise!

Setting up your fundraising page is easy. Once your page is set up, share it with your friends, family and colleagues - you're doing something amazing, and that's worth shouting about!

Smash your Gherkin target

  • Around pay day, ask your boss or close family and friends to donate £2.50 each and your total will start to soar!
  • Organise a bake sale at work, school or in your community centre. If you can sell 40 cakes at £2.50 each you'll be half way to your target!
  • Go green for NSPCC – from dressing up at work to dying your hair, get people to join in for a small donation
  • Organise a bucket collection during a lunch break at work, or at a local supermarket
  • Ask for matched giving from your employer where they'll match what you raise pound for pound
  • Gift Aid it - remind your friends to tick the Gift Aid box when they sponsor you. It means we can claim back an extra 25p from the taxman for every £1 pound you receive.

Why sign up?

You will push yourself to the limit as you climb the steps of the Gherkin, with the view as just one of the reasons you’ll feel on top of the world. There’ll be high-fives, amazing views and the clink of champagne glasses as you celebrate your achievement.

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