Raising sponsorship - is a vital part of the Golden Eagle Challenge. As a charity fundraising event, each entrant is required to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship (£100 per team of two). Note that there is a deadline for returning sponsorship money. Collecting Sponsorship Money... Sponsorship can be arranged through JustGiving. Setting up your own sponsorship page on their site can make the whole process of sponsorship much easier. Just click on the following link – JustGiving.
One of the benefits of arranging sponsorship through JustGiving is that it facilitates the collection of Gift Aid from the Government. Challengers can increase the value of their sponsorship by 25% by asking sponsors to fully complete the Gift Aid details if they are a qualifying UK taxpayer – this costs them nothing but allows tax to be recovered and added to the total sponsorship. To be valid for Gift Aid purposes the address on the form of each sponsoring donor must be a home address and NOT a business address. The home address MUST also have a Post Code.
Sponsorship not through JustGiving - If you prefer not to use JustGiving, you can collect sponsorship the old fashioned way. Download here.
Please note that there is a deadline for returning sponsorship money. Money collected outwith (or in addition to) JustGiving should be sent to us at the address below within two months of the event.
Cheques should be made payable to The Leanne Fund and posted to 36 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XF.