Swimming 22 miles is an amazing achievement and something to be very proud of!
You are a champion and one that everyone needs to know about. Share what you’re doing with friends and family and raise as much as you can – the more you raise, the more of a difference you’ll make.
Here are our top tips for maximising your fundraising efforts:
SPREAD THE WORD
Once you've signed up for the Aspire Channel Swim, your next step is to shout about it!
You've committed to an unbelievable challenge. With your help we're going to change hundreds of lives this year... so let everyone know.
Sharing your progress online is the best way to keep people up-to-date with how your Aspire Channel Swim challenge is going. Every time you get in the pool, update your lengths on your profile, then share it over Facebook and Twitter!
If you're finding the challenge difficult or haven't been in the pool for a few days, share that too - you'll find your friends' support and sponsorship donations will help give you the motivation to get back in the pool.
TELL A FRIEND
What's better than one person taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim? Two people taking part in the Aspire Channel Swim!
Why not encourage your friends to dive in with you? Set yourselves a weekly target and keep encouraging each other to reach and exceed it!
Wear your swim hat with pride in the pool too and let your fellow swimmers know about the amazing work you're doing. You can invite friends, family and colleagues to join you in the Aspire Channel Swim directly from the ‘Invite & Share’ section on your profile.
TELL YOUR BOSS WHAT YOU’RE DOING
Some companies operate a matched giving scheme that donates £1 for every £1 your raise, so be brave and ask your company to support you as you discover your inner champion.
TRADITIONAL SPONSORSHIP FORMS
You don’t have to go online to raise money – you can download a sponsorship form to print off to pass around friends and colleagues. Don’t forget to ask your first few sponsors to be generous - hopefully others will follow suit!
Please also ask your sponsors to tick the gift aid box and clearly print their full name, address and postcode. It means Aspire can claim back 25p for every £1 they donate.
Need some more inspiration? Read about how our 2017 top fundraiser, Suzanne, raised an incredible £4,348 here.