Feature Your Event on Social Media

The more, the merrier. So why not tell as many people as possible about your plans? You can get in touch with your friends, colleagues, media and your local community.

Get social

A wonderful way to spread the word is on social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter. At the moment, we can't promote your event on our website, but you could set up your own social media page for your event. Why not get the conversation going by holding competitions, or offering special deals for your followers? You can also use social media to keep people posted, share photos of your progress and generally boost the excitement about your event.

Help local media to tell your story

You can't go wrong with promoting your fundraising activity through local media. You might wish to get in touch with news desks at local newspapers or try to get the local radio and television stations interested in your event. You could also invite the local press to attend your event on the day if appropriate; best to send an invitation two weeks in advance. Include an invite for one of their photographers to come along too.

Not sure where to start? Or prefer to stay out of the limelight? Get in touch with our team for help and advice.

Good luck and here's wishing you lots of great coverage for your fundraiser!

Don't forget to thank everyone who contributed to your event, and tell them how much you raised.

This could be anyone from those who donated raffle prizes, your sponsors, people who attended and those who couldn’t but sent a contribution anyway. They will want to know how you’ve done, and following up afterwards will also make it easier if you ask for their help again especially if you decide to do another event next year!

Most of all, please give yourself a very big pat on the back and accept our sincere thanks. The Lung Association simply could not do what we do for people affected by lung disease without people like you. Thank you.