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 £200 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 £5
  • 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.

How your fundraising will keep children safe

  • £25 could pay for a helpline counsellor to give an hour's support to an adult who's worried about a child's safety
  • £150 could pay for a practitioner to deliver 4 hours of our SafeCare programme, providing expert advice and guidance to parents at risk of neglecting their children
  • £500 could go towards life-changing therapy to help a child recover from abuse and rebuild their life

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