Why are virtual events so important right now?
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on charities, with the cancellation of events meaning a huge loss of income from fundraising events. Henshaws Hundreds is the chance for you to do something amazing - whoever, wherever and whenever! Vulnerable members of society need our help, and they need it now.
Can anyone take part?
Whatever your age or ability, we'd love you to take part. All you need to do is think up an activity based around the lucky number 100 that suits your skills and abilities. The campaign will run for 10 days launching on 21st September, at the beginning of National Eye Health Week. Conjure up your #HenshawsHundreds, tell everyone you know, enjoy training and practicing your chosen challenge, and then join others from 21-30 September to complete your challenge.
How can I help share the campaign?
Whether you're doing 100 press ups with the dog on your back, running around the block 100 times, or bench-pressing 100 kilos, we want you to share how you're changing lives! Help to inspire others by sharing pictures or videos of your challenge on social media using the hashtag #HenshawsHundreds
How can I track my 100?
You can use a fitness tracker like a Fitbit or Apple watch. You can also use apps like Strava, Google Fit and Mapmyfitness. These, and lots more like it, are options which you can download for free on a smartphone. Sync the app with your fundraising page or enter your steps onto your page manually.
How much should I raise?
We suggest setting a minimum target of £100 but this is your choice. Any support you can give will make a huge difference to Henshaws and the people we support.
What tips can you give?
Give your page some pizzaz! Add your own personal targets, whether this be to raise £100 or £1000 or to get 100 people to help share your page. Make sure you include a photo and tell your story in your own words
Worried about getting the ball rolling? Get your fundraising underway by donating yourself. Research has shown that fundraisers who self-donate raise 54% more
Share your fundraising page with friends and family - via text, email and social media - and make sure you tell everyone why you’re taking part
Let everyone know when you’re approaching a milestone and ask for their help to get there, such as reaching your first £100 or hitting 10 miles or km
Add your fundraising page link to your work or personal email signature
Share photos of your training escapades as a fun reminder for people to donate
Contact your local press and share your #HenshawsHundreds story
Thank each of your wonderful donors every time you receive a donation, and let them know the difference they’re making.
How do my funds reach the charity?
All the money you raise on your online fundraising page will be transferred automatically to us. If you raise funds offline, you can send a cheque to our office: 4A Washbrook House, Lancastrian Office Centre, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0FP.