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Thank you for your interest in joining us on our Sing against Suicide Experience in support of Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland's School Visits Programme.
It’s as easy as to register for our Sing Against Suicide Experience
Once you complete your signup you will have access to your Personal Campaign Page on this website. We will send out your Welcome Pack, including your text2donate information, sponsorship sheet and introduction letter to you by email within 1 hour
Raise your funds online through your Campaign page or you can raise funds offline and send them to us. Raise a minimum of €500 and your Sing Against Suicide Experience will be our gift to you.
How Much Do I Need To Fundraise?
The cost of the Sing Against Suicide Experience is €250 and you will need to raise an at least an additional €250 to go to YSPI so you will need to fundraise a Minimum Target of €500.
Once you reach this minimum fundraising target you will need to send the money you’ve raised to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. You can, of course, raise more funds than the minimum amount required. You can also, if you wish, donate all of the funds raised to Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland and pay for the Sing Against Suicide Experience yourself.
When we receive the funds we will send you an acknowledgement and a Donation Receipt from Youth Suicide Prevention Ireland. Once you have the Donation Receipt you can contact us to book your Sing Against Suicide Experience
What are the age restrictions?
Anyone can over 14 years of age can register for theSing Against Suicide Experience. If you're under 18 you will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day.
Why should I use my Personal campaign Page?
The advantage of these Personal Campaign pages is that all funds sponsored or donated come directly to us and we don't have to pay a percentage to anyone for processing the payments. Using our Personal campaign Pages means that 100% of the funds you raise will come to YSPI.
With a Personal Campaign Page you can collect sponsorship online by sharing the link to your Campaign Page on Facebook, Twitter, email etc. All sponsorship donations are made through Stripe and are secure. You can also notify us that you are sending funds to us by bank transfer or cheque and the funds total will be added to your raised amount.
What should I do if I have a problem?
If you have a problem logging into the system please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reset your password. If you need any help or information please visit the FAQs section or email email@example.com.
How long can I take to fundraise?
How long you take to raise the funds or when you book your Sing Against Suicide Experience are totally up to yourself. Most participants take around three months to fundraise but some take less or more than that. You're in control and you can organise any fundraising to suit your circumstances.
What happens to the money I raise for YSPI?
As of October 2016 our administrative overhead is around 15%. This means that for every €1 we receive 85c goes towards our charitable objectives and just 15c goes to the administration of the charity.
We have just 2 salaried staff and all our administration are provided by volunteers. All our Trustees and Managers are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their duties.
What happens next?
After you have completed the Registration form we will send out your Fundraising Pack, including your sponsorship cards and instructions on how to use the website..
Some Fundraising Ideas
Create an online fund-raising page. Create a web page, send the link to your family, friends, co-workers, parishioners, team mates, etc. and collect donations via credit cards online. It’s easy and simple, and eliminates spending a lot of time sending letters, calling people, and organizing big events. We can help you with this just contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ask for money. Write a letter explaining your cause, why you are involved, who is to benefit, etc. It’s a good idea to request a specific amount or set different levels. (€20 = Silver, €100 = Gold, €500 = Platinum, etc.) Send your letter to everyone, friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, dentist, teacher, and anyone else you interact with.
- Sell stuff. Not for everyone, but a lot of money can be raised by having a car boot or jumble sale.
- Fundraise online. Use the Internet to help with your fundraising efforts.Spread the word on facebook, Snapchat or Twitter.
- Hold a small event. Write down the people you know nearby. Do you know any musicians or celebrities who would play a benefit show? Ask a club you frequent if they would be willing to set aside a special night where a percentage of the door/drinks goes towards your cause if you get people in the door.
- Most importantly, remember to be creative and to have fun while fundraising!