Spread the word

A woman with a BHF red foam finger Social media is all about engaging with people and sharing information, which makes it the best tool at your disposal. It’s a fast, free way to promote your event, and share your stories, news and successes.

Our top fundraising tips for using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

  • Tweet and tell people information about what you're doing and why.
  • Share a link to your online fundraising page. 
  • Follow relevant people, local businesses and important people in your community. If they follow you back it might open up new opportunities for help with your event or donations.
  • @reply your close connections on Twitter and ask them to retweet your tweets.
  • Remember, if you want everyone who’s following you to see your tweets don’t include an @name at the front of your message.
  • Try and mention @thebhf as we love to see your tweets!
  • Communicate with people outside of your followers by using a hashtag. Make hashtags relevant and always use your local area (like #Cambridge).
  • Update your Facebook status about your fundraising, tell people why you're doing it, share a link to your online fundraising page.
  • If you're hosting an event, create an event on Facebook to invite friends and followers.
  • Upload photos to Instagram to engage people every step of the way and be sure to use hashtags to help you reach more people.
  • Update friends on your preparation so they know how much work you’re putting into raising money for our life saving research.
  • Don't forget your BHF merchandise to feature in your selfies.

Social media pictures

Use these on your profile or when you're posting updates about your fundraising.