Why your fundraising is so important
Every day brings new challenges at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Every day around 600 children and young people from across the UK arrive for life-changing treatments. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. And every day that you run and raise money you'll help Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (GOSH Charity) give seriously ill children the chance of a better future.
The money you raise could help fund groundbreaking research, child and family support services, life-changing state-of-the-art medical equipment, and new child-focused environments at GOSH.
Unlock exclusive rewards for fundraising!
To thank you for your hard work and support with fundraising for JanuRun, we have some exclusive rewards for you to celebrate reaching different milestones:
Everyone who signs up and receives at least one donation* will receive a pair of GOSH shoelaces
Everyone who raises £100 by 28 February 2023* will receive a GOSH running buff
Everyone who raises £400 by 28 February 2023* will receive an exclusive JanuRun technical running t-shirt
Five top tips to kickstart your fundraising
Share your page regularly
At this time of year, people are often busy and will need reminding of your challenge. You’ll unlock digital badges as you hit different fitness and fundraising milestones along your JanuRun journey, so use these to shout about your success.
Connect your fitness app
Those who link their fitness apps to their fundraising page are more likely to raise. Show your friends and family how committed you are to your challenge and let them follow your JanuRun progress.
Share your motivations
Whether it’s a personal challenge, you have a connection to GOSH, or a combination of the two, update your blog post on your page to tell people why you’re taking part. It’s a simple yet moving way to encourage more support.
Create a team and invite friends and family to join you. This could be in person or virtually. Either way, you can motivate each other through the highs and lows.
Make the most of the festive cheer
If you’re the designated driver or having friends around for dinner, why not ask them to make a small donation to say thank you; and instead of receiving a gift from your secret Santa or loved ones this year, ask them to donate.
Spread the word about your challenge
Check out the ‘Resources’ tab on your fundraising page dashboard to download your social shareables and printable tracker to shout about your challenge.
Don’t forget to share pictures throughout your challenge for your friends and family to see! If you want to tag us, we’re:
- Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children's Charity on Facebook
- @greatormondst on Instagram
- @GOSHCharity on Twitter
You can also use the hashtag #GOSHJanuRun for your chance to feature on the JanuRun homepage* too!