Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

UK-Japanese Communities Raise Funds in Aid of Japan Disaster

18/03/2011

On 11 March Japan was hit with an earthquake which caused widespread destruction across the country. Since then Japanese communities across the UK have been rallying around and raising money for those affected by the trauma in their homeland.

Two London-based Japanese students have started raising funds, the pair announced their campaign on Sky News and said proceeds will be distributed by a leading non-governmental organisation in Japan. Shuji Nezu and Ryuichiro Motoki, who are pupils at the London Business School, decided on the humanitarian action even though they are thousands of miles away.

“It’s shocking and devastating and although here in the UK we are safe and comfortable I wanted to do something for my country so I stated a fundraising campaign with my friends,” Mr Nezu said.

The London students’ action is now spreading across Britain as other Japanese students help raise funds. The students have raised a total of £18,119 so far.

Japanese people living in Nottingham are also doing their bit, they are planning a fund-raiser for survivors of the earthquake and tsunami in their home country. Martial arts demonstrations and Japanese cooking are some of the activities set to take place at the event called Gambare Nippon, which translates as Go Japan. The fundraiser is being organised by Hitomikai, the Anglo Japanese Society in the East Midlands, which includes 55 Japanese families from Nottingham and the rest of the region.

Hitomikai secretary Kiyoko Naish from Wollaton, said: “We are appealing to Japanese people in the East Midlands to come forward and help with our fundraising.”

Thierry Bourret has friends and family in Japan and lived there for many years. He has set up a fundraising page on our website; Visit The Japanese Earthquake Appeal to make a donation.

This story represents just a small proportion of the effort being made to help Japan. The Everyclick team would like to wish all those fundraising for this cause the best of luck in raising as much money as possible. We are certain the funds will provide great relief for those affected.

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Cricket for Hope

05/10/2010

In the last week, Cricket for Hope have smashed Everyclick’s fundraising records, raising over £22,000 in the past week.

No cause has ever risen so much, so quickly, so congratulations are in order!

They are holding a charity cricket tournament on the 8th of October at Lord’s Cricket Ground, in aid of the victims of the Pakistan flood crisis with money raised going toward the Imran Khan Flood Relief Fund

Cricketing legend Imran Khan, Essex captain and cricketer James Foster and Pakistan fast bowler M Akram are all due to attend.

The Imran Khan Relief Fund Charity uses all donations to relieve the suffering to the people who have had their lives impacted by the floods in Pakistan, which currently stands at an estimated 20+ million.

These people have lost their homes and livelihoods and the infrastructure has also been destroyed, including roads, bridges and buildings.

So far they have managed to raise 15% of their £150,000 target. Bravo to the fundraising team and keep up the great work!

For more information on their event, please visit www.cricketforhope.com or email: info@cricketforhope.com

Promote your Charity with Everyclick

08/04/2010

Its simple maths! The more you spread the word about your charity’s work on Everyclick, the more you will raise for your cause. Thinking of the right techniques can be challenging at times, so here are 3 great tried and tested methods to raise funds and awareness, that are completely free!

One example is currently being used by Friends of the Earth. They send out their e-newsletter including a clear section featuring their Everyclick fundraising, giving direct access to supporters who are not already taking part.

Another effective technique, currently used by Orangutan Appeal, is to share your charity’s URL on twitter and facebook. The world is currently social media crazy with over 475 million users between each of the giants. Sharing the URL to your supporters through facebook and twitter is free and allows users to view your Everyclick fundraising in their leisure time.

Finally, integrate an Everyclick search bar into your website, like The Fairhaven Garden Trust. The search bar is personalised to your charity so all searches made on your site will raise funds for your cause. You can access the code to embed into your site from the ‘Tools to help raise more’ section on your Everyclick charity information page. Installing the code is just a matter of copy and paste!

Washington School raises over £2k in 12 months

24/06/2009

Everyclick can provide a really useful source of no cost income for Schools. We have over 2,000 Schools, Colleges and Universities registered with more joining every week.

We just wanted to share one really inspirational example of a school that has got behind Everyclick with pretty spectacular results. This quote, from Washington School Business Manager Tina Hannant, speaks for itself:

‘It was late June last year when we signed up with Everyclick.com. I saw an article on it via the ‘Fundraising for Schools’ publication. Initially I thought it seemed too good to be true, but I thought it was well worth a try.

The process was very simple in order to get registered and set up. I worked with our Network Manager in school, and we set up every staff and student PC in school with our Everyclick home page as the default page when logging onto the internet. I publicised the site to staff, students, parents and school governors. I even encouraged my family and friends to use it to support our school. I have displayed posters around the school, and provide regular updates in our school newsletter.

To date we have raised £2042 (within 12 months), which in our view is an enormous success. The funds are going into our school fund at present, and will be used to fund some new resources for our new school, which we move into in August 2009. The resources have not yet been chosen, but I would like to involve the students via the school council in making the choice, as it’s the students who have helped us achieve this level of fundraising.’

See the full case study here

Find out more and start fundraising for your school.