A Quick Survey
I ran 2012 VLM and having entered the ballot today for my annual rejection letter I was reflecting on my first marathon experience. The hardest part wasn't the winter training but the fundraising. I had a nosey around other charities golden bond schemes and I think my charity (which can remain nameless as I run for it for personal reasons) wins.
Registration Fee - £150
Pledge Amount - £2500
Anyone know of a charity charging more?
Yes, I'm aware of that but it's not the point of the question. I'm curious to see if any other bond place runners were asked to pledge more.
Though no matter what the charge it would have been better than running Manchester yesterday.
I think it depends and some charities raise it every year. In 2010 one charity wanted £100 entry and £1500 fundraising. This year they proposed £100 entry and £2000 fundraising.
I think the ball park figure is around £1500 fundraising plus the cost of your place but i've heard some "local" charities only ask for a minimum of £600 fundraising.
I've been saying this for a while - but I'd love a website which compares charities. Who's asking for what fundraising, what do they offer, how much per pound goes to the cause and how much to overheads etc.
On the subject of on-line fundraising, I looked at setting a page up for a local charity I'm involved in and the scale of the costs for us with JustGiving were enormous, we looked at Bmycharity and VirginMoneyGiving and ended up going with VMG because as soon as you've raised over £2000 or want an on-line presence for more than a couple of months as a charity it's much cheaper than JG.
As a result when I fundraise I always use VMG as well because I know the charity are gettting a bigger %. BMyCharity were cheaper still but we wanted the reassurance of a 'name'.
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