If you're thinking of fundraising, why not set up an online fundraising page on the official Race JustGiving page? Doing so makes it simple for your friends, family and supporters to sponsor your crew. Just follow this link for more information: www.justgiving.com/roundtheisland.
This year it couldn’t be easier to raise money for charity. All you need is a Twitter account!
Tweet your Race news with #raceforall and for every tweet J.P. Morgan will donate 10p to the official Race charity the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The target is £3,000 which will help the Trust take six more young people in recovery from cancer on a four day sailing trip next year.
Use the hashtag #raceforall in your tweet to donate to the Official Charity and be in with a chance to win some great prizes from the Race partners - including Old Pulteney Whiskey, a Timex Watch and a signed copy of Dame Ellen MacArthur’s book ‘Full Circle’!
If you need any more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded by round-the-world yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur, the Trust takes young people sailing to help them regain their confidence on their way to recovery from cancer and leukaemia. The focus is on rebuilding the young sailors’ confidence and most importantly, having fun. For more information on the work of the Trust and how you can get involved please visit www.ellenmacarthurtrust.org.
The Trust is planning to enter five boats in this year’s Race with 25 inspirational young people on board. Dame Ellen said:
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust feels extremely privileged to be the official charity for the Round the Island Race for the third year. We have seen first hand the positive effect sailing has on the young people and the official charity status will enable us to take 25 young people sailing in this year’s Race. It’s fantastic to be able to offer this experience - the looks on their faces when they see over 1,500 boats on the start line is incredible. The young people sailing are part of our ‘Return to Sail’ programme which helps us to build long term relationships with the young people we work with during the difficult period between finishing treatment and hopefully reaching remission. We are all looking forward to getting out on the start line on June 1st
So far the Trust has raised over £100,000 through the Race, which has enabled 200 young people to take part in their life changing yacht trips.
If you are fundraising for charity, you can keep us up to date with your progress on the charity forum telling us why you’re fundraising for your chosen charity.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management is also awarding a Charity Cup to the boat that achieves the best fundraising result, so do keep in touch with us via the Forum. Good luck everyone!
If you want to make a one off donation to the EMCT Round the Island Race fundraising, an easy way is to TEXT your donation. TEXT EMCT00 £5 to 70070. There are no running costs, no commission and no catches, every penny of your £5 text goes straight to the EMCT.