Our target this year is €300,000, which we can only achieve with your help! We are asking all participants to raise an individual fundraising amount of at least €120 for the 20th Anniversary, from family, friends and colleagues.
It is thanks to you that The Hope Foundation and the Peter McVerry Trust have been able to make a real difference to people’s lives. The Calcutta Run would not have become the great success it is today without your continued support.
You can do this by simply creating your own online personal fundraising page for either the Calcutta Run or the Calcutta Cycle Sportive on idonate.ie. Once you create your page, share the link on Facebook, Twitter, Google + etc., as well as copying and sending the link to all or selected contacts directly by email (simply copy the link from your fundraising page). Your sponsors can select an amount to sponsor you by. All funds raised will be received by The Hope Foundation and Peter McVerry Trust.
You can also use sponsorship cards, which we will post to you when you sign up for either the run or cycle. Hang your sponsorship card on the staff notice board, place on your desk, or remind your colleagues, family and friends that their sponsorship amounts of €10, €20, or €50+ will go a long way to helping the Calcutta Run Charities.
Please bring your card and the money you have raised with you to registration on the day of the run.
You can check out our fundraising tips and ideas below, as well as our many online resources.
Did you know that the Calcutta Run charities can avail of tax relief on your donations? In order to avail of the relief, a minimum of €250 must be donated to any one of the charities.
You can find out more details about the scheme and download a form to apply for relief by clicking here.
Create your own online fundraising page for either the Calcutta Run Dublin, Calcutta Run Cork or the Calcutta Cycle Sportive on idonate.ie. Simply share the link to your page with family, friends and colleagues and ask them to sponsor you.
There is no registration fee, but the homeless need your help to reach our 2018 target of €300,000. 100% of all participants’ funds raised goes directly to the homeless street children in Calcutta through The Hope Foundation and to young children experiencing homeless Dublin through the Peter McVerry Trust.
Dublin’s children affected by homelessness will benefit from the following:
Calcutta’s street children will benefit from these targets: