Frequently Asked Questions - Fundraising events
How can I take part in a fundraising event for St John
Taking part in an event is fun and will keep you fit. Not matter
what your level of fitness is or what sort of event you are looking
for (running, cycling, treks, skydives) we will have something
suitable for you and we will support you every step of the way.
Have a look at our fundraising events;
sign up and remember that every pound you fundraise helps save
lives. If the event you would like isn’t listed, please email us at
Can I organise my own fundraising event?
Yes, of course. If you're looking at holding your own event be
that a quiz night, a cake sale or a charity auction, we've got
loads of tips and tricks so you can organise your own event.
I have a specific question about an event. Where can I get the
On our events pages we'll
give you a specific telephone number and contact for the event so
you can find out all the answers to your questions. Alternatively
get in touch at email@example.com or on 0207 324
4168 and we’ll put you in touch with the right person.
How do I create an online sponsorship page?
You can find St John Ambulance on JustGiving
and Virgin Money
What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?
We ask all participants to commit to raising a minimum
sponsorship amount depending on the event. This is due to the cost
to the charity for purchasing places and expenditure per
participant for items such as a running vest and promotional
materials etc. We are here to support you with the journey both in
terms of your training and fundraising.
We ask that runners get the majority of their sponsorship to us
before the event but should you not reach your target by the
deadline, we ask that you continue to fundraise until the target
amount is reached. Please note: Gift Aid does not count towards
your fundraising pledge.
How do I pay in funds I have raised?
Paying in your donation is simple. You can pay in your
fundraising online via JustGiving or
Virgin Money Giving or by post. If you have set up an
online fundraising page your donations will come directly to us and
you won’t have to do anything else. We would like to encourage you
to send in your money online as cash in the post isn't as
If you have any offline donations (cash), please pay this into
your account and pay the amount into your own fundraising page. If
you have been given cheques and they are made payable to us, please
send them to the address below, along with all sponsor forms.
Events Team - St John Ambulance, 27 St John’s Lane, London, EC1M
Once you have reached your target and finished fundraising let
us know and we will send you a certificate for the full amount
raised as a thank you for all of your hard work.
Can I claim Gift Aid on the funds I have raised?
Gift Aid tax is worth 25p for every £1 that is donated and we
can only claim it if we have your completed sponsorship forms. To
claim Gift Aid on your fundraising, we must have the first name or
initials, last name, full home address and postcode of each
individual donor/sponsor. So please encourage them to tick the Gift
Aid box on your sponsorship form when they sponsor you. Without
these details we legally can't claim. If you have an online
fundraising page with JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving they offer
Gift Aid. Please note: Gift Aid does not count towards your
How does my donation or the money I have raised make a
The funds you raise are essential in helping us to provide first
aid training to people in schools and communities across the
country. With your help we’re building a nation of life savers.
In 2015, more than 140,000 young people received first aid
training at school, delivered by our expert trainers.
Our volunteers gave 1,000,000+ hours of their time to provide
first aid cover at events throughout the country.
Through our campaigns we aim to advocate, educate and celebrate
the importance of first aid in our society. Our annual awareness
week, Save a Life September, saw demonstrations held in over 300
locations, including shopping centres, schools, markets and other
community spaces. Find out more about
the impact of our work. Thank you for your support.
Can I use your logo on my website, product or publicity
Unfortunately, you cannot use the St John Ambulance logo in any
way, but we are happy to provide you with some selected branded
materials such as posters and flyers to help support your
Commercial organisations are not permitted to use our name or
logo without our prior written consent - contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you want to get a company involved who may want to use our
If you still can't find what you're looking for, contact us