Move for the NHS

Get involved and raise money for our incredible NHS with Cardiff Volunteering!

This year we have seen NHS Doctors, Nurses and our own students work tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic. To show our support and appreciation in a safe way that adheres to government guidance we are delighted to introduce our ‘Move for the NHS’ campaign.

The purpose of this campaign is to support students to raise money for NHS charities. So why not set yourself a physical exercise challenge to get yourself moving and raise money for NHS charities. You can get outside or do it in the comfort of your own room. Get creative and challenge yourself!

Maybe you want to run, row, walk, or cycle 5km or 10km? Or perhaps a daily step challenge? What about a dance marathon? You can do it on your own or with your housemates, the possibilities are endless!

We want to see what you are up to so remember to tag @cardiffvolunteering and @cardiffstudents so we can share what you are doing.

How can I get started?

To Get Moving for the NHS here is what you need to do:

  • Set up a fundraising page: we’ve put some recommendations for fundraising platforms and which NHS charities you can donate to below
  • Get your mates to sponsor you: Send us a link to your fundraising page and we will share it for you!
  • Get Moving! You can choose your own challenge! Maybe a 5k or 10k challenge? A dance marathon? Whatever you want to challenge yourself to!
  • Tag Us! Post evidence of yourself doing your Get Moving challenge with the hashtag #CUSUMoveForTheNHS and tag us @volunteercusu and @cardiffstudents!

Charities

NHS Charities Together

  • A membership organisation representing, supporting and championingNHS charities.NHS Charities Together provides a forum for national fundraising and advocacy campaigns.
  • They are currently running the NHS Charities Together Urgent Covid-19 Appeal to raise money to support NHS staff and Volunteers who are doing amazing work right now in caring for Covid-19 patients. You can fundraise for this specific appeal on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving.

Cardiff and Vale Health Charity

  • The official charity official charity of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. They manage more than 300 funds for equipment, research, treatment and patient care, so that your donations can support work and projects that are over and above NHS funding.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

  • The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board covers the areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen and South Powys. They have a fundraiser on JustGiving titled Aneurin Bevan Health Charity COVID-19/Coronavirus raising money which will be placed into a specific fund for the Coronavirus pandemic.

Donate to your local NHS Charity

  • There are dozens of local NHS charities so if you would like to fundraise for your local NHS board you will likely be able to find them on fundraising sites.

Fundraising platforms

There are plenty of fundraising platforms to choose from, here is some information about ones you could use.

Virgin Money Giving

A not-for-profit fundraising site with the ambition to help every UK charity raise the money they need to make everyone better off.

What does this platform charge the charities?

Virgin Money Giving is a not-for-profit fundraising website. For every £10 donated they take a 2% service fee. For donations made by credit card they take a processing fee of 1.45% (1.6% for American Express cards) Charities receive the full 25% Gift Aid, Virgin Money Giving does not take any fee for the Gift Aid.

Just Giving

A for-profit company to provide online tools and processing services to enable the collection of charitable donations.

What does this platform charge the charities?

Just Giving charge a 5% fee for their Gift Aid service which is taken from the amount of Gift Aid claimed on a donation. Charities can opt out of this service. Across JustGiving their payment processing fee is 1.9% + £0.20. This accounts for the varying costs of processing different payment types. They have no registration fee for charities. Their monthly membership fees are £15/month +VAT for charities raising up to £15,000 per year and £39/month + VAT for charities raising more than £15,000 a year.

GoFundMe

An American for-profit crowdfunding platform which allows people to raise money for fundraising causes, including charities, and share it through integrated social network links.

What does this platform charge the charities?

GoFundMe charge 0% platform fees. Payment processors collect 2.9% + $0.30 from each GoFundMe transaction. As of 2017 it no longer charges a 5% fee per donation for US, Canada, and UK individual campaigns, and instead relies upon tips left by donors to support the website.

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