Sign up to CFC 500
Cyclists Fighting Cancer - Helping Kids With Cancer
Cyclists Fighting Cancer - Helping Kids With Cancer
Cyclists Fighting Cancer - Helping Kids With Cancer

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Take on our CFC500 Summer challenge between 19th July and 12th September to get fit, keep active and help a child living with cancer. 

The average cost of a bike we award to a child with cancer is £500, so we’re challenging you to bike, run, walk or swim for 500 minutes, 500kms, 500 miles or 500 laps and support one child on the road to recovery.

  • Sign up to the campaign and you'll receive a keyring made from one of our very own recycled bike chains.

  • Raise £300 we'll send you a CFC cycling jersey or running top.

  • Raise £500 you'll be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 x £500 of Bontrager and/or Trek products! (terms and conditions apply).

There's 8 weeks to complete the challenge either solo, as a team or why not get the kids and the rest of the family involved too!  You can choose one activity or maybe mix it up and do a combination of two or more.  Whether it’s for 500 minutes, kms, miles or laps, we’d love you to get involved with CFC500 and inspire others to join in too.

Approximately 2,400 children and young people (up to and including the age of 18) in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year and we are passionate about helping all these families along this difficult journey. 

A bike not only helps to increase physical activity, balance and strength, it also improves mental wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem, as well as reducing social isolation by providing a much needed opportunity for some fun with family and friends during treatment and into recovery.  You can read about some of the wonderful children that we have helped in our Kid's Stories

Fundraising

Once you’ve decided exactly what you would like to do for your CFC500 challenge it’s time to get your fundraising up and running.  We have a CFC500 campaign page on Just Giving and it only takes a few minutes to set up your own fundraising page linked to ours.

Go to CFC500, click on 'Start Fundraising' and you’re away!  Don't forget: 

  • Raise £300 and we'd love you to have either a CFC cycling jersey or a CFC running top to wear on your challenge so that everyone can see what a great thing you are doing for us.
  • Raise £500 and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 x £500 of Bontrager and/or Trek products (terms and conditions apply).

Just Giving has these top 10 tips to help make your page and fundraising a success:

  1. Use PHOTOS to personalise your page, fundraisers with pictures on their page raise 14% more per photo.
  2. Tell your STORY, why you care about the cause.
  3. Aim high! Pages with a TARGET raise 46% more.
  4. Don’t be afraid to SHARE.  Spread the word about the great thing you are doing on Facebook, social media and WhatsApp, those who do raise more.
  5. Be CREATIVE.  Think of interesting ways to get people excited about your fundraising, “if I reach £1,000, I’ll take part in the event wearing fancy dress”.
  6. Stay in CONTACT with us here at CFC, we can help you spread the word.
  7. Keep your fundraising page UPDATED.  Your followers will enjoy following your progress and your journey.
  8. ENCOURAGE your friends to take part and raise money as well, it makes the experience more fun!
  9. 20% of donations come in after an event has ended, so it’s worthwhile doing a FOLLOW UP once you’ve finished to let everyone know how you got on.
  10. It’s still worthwhile to EMAIL friends, colleagues and neighbours as not everyone is on social media. 
 

Share

Once your page is looking perfect it’s time to share away to reach more people and to raise more money.  Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Instagram are all popular social media platforms and a great way to let everyone know what you are doing and why.

Don’t forget to tag CFC in your social media posts, along with the #CFC500 and share/repost our CFC posts too.  We often share thank you stories from the children and families we have helped so this is a great way for people to learn more about what we do and how their donations will be spent.

Just Giving has these helpful hints to make the most of these platforms:

Facebook - the most popular social media platform.  Don’t forget to tag your friends and ask them to share too.

Twitter – tweet to your followers, message celebrities and influencers who can help to ask for a retweet.

WhatsApp – the third most popular social media platform, message your groups and ask them to help.

LinkedIn – you spend so much time with your work colleagues, so don’t forget about them.  Make sure to let them know what an awesome thing you are doing.

Snapchat – your snapchat story shows people what you are doing.  Make a quick video explaining why you are raising money and what CFC means to you.

Instagram – put your page in your bio and post images that show how your fundraising will help.  Your Instagram story can help people connect to your cause.

Simple to pay in

If you receive any donations that don’t come in via your fundraising page, it’s easy to pay these in:

Online - you can pay it online via this website using Enthuse

Pay on the phone – give us a call on 01789 450011 to pay using your debit or credit card.

Pay by post – you can send us a cheque made out to Cyclists Fighting Cancer and post to us at, Cyclists Fighting Cancer, Eversfield, Shipston Road, Alderminster, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 8NY.

We can still claim the gift aid back on these donations if you ask people to fill out their details on our Sponsor form and then post it to us at the above address.  

Don’t forget to add the amount to your JustGiving page as offline donations, as they will go towards the total amount raised.

How your fundraising is spent

The money you raise from your fundraising will go directly towards buying a new bike or trike for a child living with and beyond cancer in the UK.  

On average we award approximately 800 bikes/trikes a year and they can range from a simple balance bike to a bespoke specially adapted trike depending on the needs of the child. 

All of the bikes we provide are new lightweight bikes, this is important as many children can be weakened due to the amount of time spent in hospital or receiving treatment and consequently from the lack of physical activity.  There can also be balance issues, lack of co-ordination and low confidence all of which can be helped by having a lighter weight more manageable bike. 

Your fundraising is vital in helping us to fulfil these applications and support the children throughout their treatment and into recovery.  Examples of the types of bikes and trikes we provide are:

Need help?

We'd love you to take on our CFC500 Summer challenge and are here to support you every pedal, step or stroke of the way!  If you have any questions or need any advice, please give us a call on 01789 450011 or send an email to rachel@cyclistsfc.org.uk.

 

Terms and Conditions

Fundraisers who raise £500 or over on their Just Giving CFC500 campaign page will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of 5 x £500 Bontrager and/or Trek products.  The winners will be drawn at random on Friday 17th September 2021.  Winners will be contacted by Cyclists Fighting Cancer to confirm they have won and to consent to the sharing of their personal details with Trek Bicycle Corporation Ltd.

  • There are five (5) prizes to be won of:  £500 MSRP worth of Bontrager and/or Trek products.
  • Winner (s) must be legal residents of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey and aged 18 years.
  • The winner(s) and overall recipient(s) of the prize(s) will be required to select Bontrager and/or Trek products from available products on www.trekbikes.com up to the value of £500 at MSRP. 
  • The winner(s) will be contacted by Trek Bicycle Corporation Ltd in for the purposes of selecting and processing their prize.
  • If a product selected by the winner(s) is out of stock during this time, the winner(s) can either wait for the product to be available or select an alternative Bontrager or Trek product to the same value.
  • The prize draw winner cannot redeem their prize in conjunction with any other discounts, special offers or gift vouchers.
  • If the total of products selected by the winner(s) is greater than the £500 MSRP prize value the winner(s) will be required to pay the difference. If the total of products selected by the winner(s) is less than the £500 MSRP prize value the winner(s) will forfeit the difference and no cash alternative will be offered.
  • Trek Bicycles reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.