Fundraising and Training Tips

We want the Dash to be inclusive and celebrate the work that Sue Ryder does and so we’ve made sure that fundraising isn’t required. That being said, the funds Sue Ryder receives are vital and we’d love to add to the amazing total already raised by the dash to date.

Fundraising for Sue Ryder through the December Daily Dash means you’ll be there when it matters. You’ll be supporting people through the most difficult times of their lives, whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition. You’ll be enabling our doctors, nurses and carers to give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can in our care centres, out in the community, and online.

Top Fundraisers

Fundraising Tips

The best way to kick off your fundraising is to set up a perfect JustGiving page. We’ve included some ways you can make the most of having a page below:

  • Give us a smile: pages with selfies can raise 23% more
  • Tell your story and share why you’re taking part
  • Tick off a target: setting one will raise a whopping 45% more on average
  • Go viral: Share your page on Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and LinkedIn…
  • Keep it current - add images and updates to keep your fans engaged

Training Tips

  • This is a month of running, jogging or walking, not a sprint. Take it easy and build up slowly; don't overdo it early on.
  • Spoil yourself and go for a proper gait analysis shoe fitting. Not only will this help avoid injury but it sounds impressive in the pub.
  • Add some speedwork for a fast time. Training for something else? Not got much time today? Interval or Fartlek runs will help you build up your stamina and pace.
  • Find a training partner. It's much harder to dodge a day when someone's waiting for you to turn up. It’ll also keep you focused on getting out in the rain or snow!
  • Track your progress. Log your training to see the improvements you're making and be inspired by other dashers too. Join our Team Incredible Strava group below.
  • Drink water – although it’s cold in winter, it’s important to stay hydrated and drink water little and often.
  • Stretch – it helps to warm up and down after each day to keep your muscles relaxed and prevent injury! Make time for this…

If you’ve got any questions, get in touch with Sue Ryder coach: Nick Anderson at nick@runningwithus.com.

There are plenty of videos that can support you with all the aspects of taking part in the Dash. There are a couple of our favourites below, and you can head to the Sue Ryder YouTube channel to find out more about their work, training and fundraising advice.