Why should I set up a virtual collection?

Some of the main ways our supporters raise funds for us are through face-to-face collections and fundraising events.

Quite rightly, these events have been postponed or cancelled in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means we will see a significant decrease in the money that we can raise to maintain our life-saving service.

By choosing to fundraise online you will be helping to ensure that our critical care teams can still be there when we’re called upon.

How to set up a virtual collection

Join our JustGiving campaign

Set up a JustGiving page and link it to our Get On Board, Online campaign. JustGiving is a safe and secure way to raise funds online.

Create a JustGiving page

Set up a Facebook fundraiser

Set up a fundraiser through Facebook and ask your friends and family to support by donating on social media.

Fundraise on Facebook

Virtual Fundraising Top Tips

  1. Pick your platform
    Whether you join us on JustGiving or fundraise through Facebook, it’s never been easier to fundraise online. Each platform has its own benefits – choose whichever is easiest for you to share your story and reach out to your supporters.
  2. Promote your fundraiser
    Share a link to your fundraiser Facebook or Twitter. Write an original, personal post to let everyone know how and why you’re choosing to support the Great North Air Ambulance Service. Did somebody close to you need our help? Or do you simply want to help during these uncertain times? Use our social media resources to help your posts stand out.
  3. Share and engage
    Don’t forget to keep your supporters updated with how your fundraising is going, and reply to questions or messages of support – and of course say thank you!

Got a question about virtual fundraising? Get in touch with our fundraising team on 01325 487 263 or by emailing info@gnaas.com.

How your virtual fundraising will help

Setting up your virtual fundraising will help the Great North Air Ambulance Service provide life-changing critical care to people in their darkest hour.

When they aren’t responding to an emergency, our clinical teams are preparing themselves for working throughout the current pandemic. We have provided them with the clothing and equipment necessary to protect themselves against the virus, though due to the high-risk nature of our work, we are actively looking to get hold of more advanced kit.

These preparations mean that we can continue to respond to critical care emergencies even if the situation significantly worsens. As with everything our teams do, this is only possible through the support of the public.

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