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Lockdown fundraising: asking for sponsorship

Images and posts you can share on social media to help your fundraising

Even though restrictions are easing, we know it can still feel a bit awkward asking people to sponsor you for your upcoming event.  But the key is getting the message out early to make sure people have plenty of opportunities to donate.

Rather than asking friends and family individually, we'd suggest using social media – such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Linkedin.

How to ask on social media

It's important to let friends and family know why their donations are so vital in making sure we can still be here for children. If you're not sure what to post, we've got some helpful suggestions.

The best social media posts have photos. We’ve created some images that you can download below and share on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Alternatively, why not post a photo of yourself in your NSPCC running vest, or doing your training workout?

Get our Facebook frame

Show your support for #TeamNSPCC by including our Facebook frame on your profile picture, and remind everyone that you're doing something amazing. Just follow these simple instructions to update your photo:

Use our Instagram stickers

You can also use our Giphy stickers on your Instagram posts - just select the GIFS feature on your stories, and search for NSPCC or Team NSPCC.

Messages to copy and paste

Not sure what to write in your post? Use one of our pre-written posts from the list below and copy and paste into your social media post:

    • For many children, the uncertainty and worry from the pandemic has taken a toll on their mental health, while others have felt trapped in unsafe homes.  Even now with restrictions are easing, the impact of the pandemic isn’t over.  That’s why I'm fundraising for the NSPCC.  Please donate via my [JustGiving/Virgin Money Giving] page:
    • Sadly, home isn’t a safe place for every child.  While summer holidays and eased restrictions mean children have more opportunities to see friends again, many vulnerable children are still at risk. But the NSPCC is here children.  I'm running the [Event Name] – please sponsor me.

    • During last year’s lockdowns, the NSPCC helpline say a 60 percent increase in contacts from people worried about children experiencing online sexual abuse.  The NSPCC won’t stop until every child is safe online.  And I won’t stop fundraising.  Please donate to my fundraising page to help protect children and help them recover from abuse online.

    • Many children have been the hidden victims of the pandemic, and the effects are far from over.  That’s why I'm fundraising for the NSPCC so they can be here for children and make sure every child has a place to turn for support when they need it. 
    • The past year has been difficult for us all.  And we’ve seen our lives, and the lives of our children, change in ways we couldn’t have imagined.  But it’s also shown us we can do so much when we all join together.  I’m playing my part by running the [Event Name] with #TeamNSPCC to help prevent child abuse and neglect.  Will you sponsor me?

    • During last year’s lockdowns, Childline saw an 11 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions about online sexual abuse.  The NSPCC won’t stop until every child is safe online.  That’s why I'm running the [Event Name] with #TeamNSPCC.  Will you sponsor me?

    • Keep your social distance! ‚úč Instead of buying me a birthday drink or present, will you donate to my fundraising page for the NSPCC? £4 could pay for a trained volunteer counsellor to pick up a child's call to Childline.
    • I'm still fundraising ahead of the [EVENT NAME] on [EVENT DATE]. Please sponsor me – the money that you donate today can be used to help children who need help now.
    • The NSPCC want to answer every call, reach every child who needs them and keep adapting to whatever challenges this year brings.  I’m playing me part by taking part in the [Event Name] with #TeamNSPCC.  Help the NSPCC be here for children by donating to my fundraising page:

Still looking for inspiration?

Our A-Z guide will give you plenty of inspiration whether you're interested in challenges, events, crafts, or anything else.

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