Fundraising for World Zombie Day 2012: How you can help!

One of the many wonderful things about the internet is that it makes raising money for charity beautifully simple. Last year, with very little effort, I managed to raise over £200 for St Mungo’s during World Zombie Day. Here’s how to do it:

1) Visit justgiving.com and set up your account. An easy way of doing this is to login via Facebook – this means you can then post updates direct to your profile to encourage donations.

2) Once you have done this, you’re ready to create a page for the event. Justgiving will ask what charity you are supporting, so search for St Mungo’s. You will then be asked what type of event you are doing: select the “personal challenge” option, and then call it what you will.

3) Customise your page by adding photos of yourself in full make-up, and further details about World Zombie Day. The target is useful as it encourages people to donate to try and make you hit it. Here’s an example in my current page (only just created today, hence the lack of donations – feel free to rectify that if you like!).

4) Add yourself to the “Team Zombie” group: top fundraisers will win prizes! Visit WZD London and click on “Join the Team” (next to the list of Team Members).

5) Finally, the most important part… PROMOTE! PROMOTE! PROMOTE! Last year all I did was email my family and close friends and send them a link, and then post the link a few times on Facebook. You could also email it round work colleagues, or put something up on the office noticeboard. Remember with Facebook to post more than once – often people only log on once a day or less, so if it’s not in their newsfeed they won’t see it. I always donate to people’s charity pages when I see them on Facebook, even if I don’t know them that well, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Good luck!

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What’s the charity? How can I help?

Greetings Zombies!

Welcome to any of you newly crawled from the grave, and welcome back to long time shufflers who have experienced the groaning, moaning, blood splattered day of pleasure that is WZD London before!

This year the zombie horde will be marching in support of St.Mungo’s, an organisation that does amazing work helping London’s homeless people. You can find more information on the work they do here – http://www.mungos.org/

So, what can you do to help? There are a number of ways:

  • Simply donate to the group’s JustGiving pages here: http://www.justgiving.com/WZDlondon
  • Sponsor our mascot ‘Wozzy’ by texting AQOK92 £AMOUNT to 70070. Share this Instructional Handout with friends or strangers.
  • Set up a JustGiving page yourself and ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you. THERE WILL BE PRIZES FOR THE TOP FUNDRAISERS! See the JustGiving website for details of how to set up your own page here: http://www.justgiving.com/
  • You can use a good, old-fashioned paper sponsorship form instead if you prefer. We have one from St.Mungo’s that has a gift aid option. Download the  Sponsorship Form or email becca@worldzombieday.co.uk and I can send you a printable PDF version.
  • Chuck some change in the collection buckets that will be at a few of the venues along the way!
  • Keep checking this blog at The Zombie Digest for more fund-raising ideas or subscribe by email 
  • Buy a WZD London T-shirt

Those of you who have come along before will know how many people stop and ask for photos, ask what we’re doing or even get involved and a zombie make-over from helpful members of the horde! This year we will have flyers with the JustGive text number for WZD on them, we  would love you to hand these out and (gently) encourage these people to donate to our cause 🙂