Some good points, thank you. I suppose RGF I did not mean a vote as such just different peoples ideas and if there favourite had already been mentioned then come up with another one.
Al I have been both sides of the fence, running to raise funds and asking people to run to raise funds and giving advice. But just because I give advice doesn't make it the best, hence I thought I ask others.
But for information here a list for fundraising. other tips to follow.
Please feel free to comment.
1.Get a Justgiving account (or similar) on line so you can raise funds from people you might not see on a day to day basis 2. Contact local paper/radio if they're good they'll be eager for your story 3. Set up a group on facebook 4. Get people to predict your finish time or the difference between you and someone else, a friend, the winner, a celeb etc 5. Always start a fundraising page with a generous donation-the rest will follow 6. Start early (should be number 1 really) 7. Be inventive get people to buy cakes, do a raffle or get people to guess how many miles in training you will do. 8. Ask companies for discount off a purchase whether it's a new car, kitchen or even just a curry with friends it all adds up. 9.Ask others to help. Friends and family will take a sponsor form around, what about the local pub and your childs school will they have a fun day 10. Put a message on the bottom of your emails with a link to your just giving page. feel free to add.
Sorry yes of course your tips do not have to be training or fundraising related. The tip about the toilet is well received too.
Sorry for my tone Wikie I just hoped to save my time of sifting out repeated suggestions/tips.
Thanks everyone for your time. Much appreciated.
Just shows Grendal that you don't have to raise loads of cash or run 26 miles to help a charity. And it's a good tip that charities should not put so much pressure that a person runs when they shouldn't.