This Sunday, the 2nd October, London will see its streets strewn with runners once again as thousands of people join in the London Marathon.
This annual fundraising event in England’s capital has been running (pardon the pun) since 1981, set up by athletes Chris Brasher and John Disley. It’s usually held in April, but last year and again this year it was moved to October due to the Covid pandemic disrupting live events.
Most runners finish the ultimate running challenge within 4 hours, with the quickest time on record being just over 2 hours. There are also over 100 Guinness World Record attempts every marathon – Mostly to do with fancy dress!
And of course – The London Marathon is a huge fundraising event, raising millions of pounds for all different charities. 2017 currently holds the record for the most money raised from the marathon with a whopping £61.5 million donated to charity. Will 2022 bring a new record number?
If all the marathon talk has got you wishing you were taking part, then here are some fundraising ideas that aren’t quite the London Marathon, but will still bring in donations.
If you’re more into the fun than the run, then a Fun Run is the perfect choice! They fit well with family fundraisers as well as giving participants the chance to dress up and enjoy themselves. Putting the fun into fundraiser!
Virtual Marathon Miles
Just because you can’t run the real thing, doesn’t mean you can’t complete the 26.2 miles doing something else! Whether it’s on a running machine in the comfort of your living room, laps of a pool, or a cycling route – Challenge yourself and then ask your friends and family for those all important donations!
It doesn’t have to be a mammoth marathon to bring in the donations. Why not motivate your local village, town or city to host its own marathon. This gives the perfect opportunity to bring a community together and raise money for local causes and charities that are close to the participants’ hearts.
Fundraise Digitally With Donater
Donater are passionate about bringing easy-to-use technology to small and large charities, helping them to fundraise fast online. Our online fundraising tools are easy to integrate and enable you to raise money digitally using Apple Pay, Google Pay and bank transfer.
Online Fundraising Page
An online fundraising page with Donater enables you to raise money online easily and quickly. It can be branded to your cause so that your supporters trust they are sending their money to the right place. Links can be easily shared by text, email and on social media platforms.
Donate Now Button
Link your online fundraising page to your website with our Donate Now button on your website. Supporters who visit your webpage will see the Donate Now button and feel secure in the knowledge that any donation they make via that link will go to the cause they care so much about.
QR Codes and Mobile Payments
Our QR code technology means that supporters can access your online fundraising page simply by scanning a code on their smartphone. They can then make their donation via Apple Pay or Google Pay within seconds, or choose to enter their bank details. QR codes can be added to newsletters, merchandise – Even on clothes!
Get in touch
For more information on how Donater can help your cause to fundraise digitally, give us a call or drop us an email.
We’d love to help you get you off the ground running into digital fundraising!