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messedup89messedup89 Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 1,281
Say you wanted to do something like Race for Life to raise money for cancer research but struggled getting much money from friends and family, could you write a letter to companies asking them to sponsor you?

If so how would you word the letter and what sort of companies would you send it to?

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  • jewels.pjewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    messedup89 wrote: »
    Say you wanted to do something like Race for Life to raise money for cancer research but struggled getting much money from friends and family, could you write a letter to companies asking them to sponsor you?

    If so how would you word the letter and what sort of companies would you send it to?

    I have done Race for Life twice now and only asked friends and family. I dont think it matters how much you raise you feel good having helped even if it isnt much. I dont think you will get much response from companies as those that give to charities probably have set ones they already give to.
  • messedup89messedup89 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 1,281
    How much did you raise?
  • RinskeRinske Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,453
    I donated (most of) my hair to the little princess trust in December. Even though it is a good cause, I was surprised to raise £ 170 from colleagues. A lot of them thought it was a great thing to do, while I just thought it was nice, but not really special.

    Oke, that was unrelated, but there, I said it anyways!
  • sdvsdv Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 585
    Lots of Large organisation have something called "Matched Giving"

    The company will match the donation given by it's employees.

    Does any of your friends work for these organisations?

    I know that of the following companys do it

    Lloyds tsb
    Powegen
    National Grid

    there are more...

    try the attached link - it may have names of companies...

    http://www.grant-tracker.org/knowledgebase/what-matched-giving
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