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Setting up a fundraising page using Virgin Money Giving

If you are raising money for NewstrAid by organising a sponsored challenge or event, here is some information on how set up an online giving page through Virgin Money Giving:

Virgin Money Giving
  1. Visit
  2. Choose ‘Fundraisers’ at the top of the page and then select ‘Create a Page’.
  3. Sign in or set up an account using your email address. Or you can continue with Facebook.
  4. Enter details of your fundraising activity and choose your event. If you’re organising your own event, choose ‘I’m doing my own thing’.
  5. Search for the charity you want to fundraise for. Newstraid Benevolent Fund.
  6. When asked ‘Have any of your selected charities contributed to the cost of your fundraising?’ Answer ‘no’.
  7. Select ‘Create my page’.
  8. Using the links on the page you can then:
    • add a profile photo,
    • add a target amount to raise,
    • add some text and photos about your fundraising
    • add thank you text which will automatically be sent to your donors when they donate money
  9. At the top of the page you will also find a URL that you can share with people so they can easily access your page and make a donation.

Suggested text about NewstrAid to include:

I am raising money for NewstrAid, the UK news trade’s very own charity.
The NewstrAid Benevolent Fund has been in existence for over 180 years. It was founded in 1839 by, amongst others, Charles Dickens, and provides welfare for people who are, or have been, employed in the selling and distribution of newspapers and magazines in the UK and who find themselves in hardship. This includes their immediate family and dependants who are in need or in distress.

I am delighted to be supporting this historic charity.