Writing your story in 'About Page'
'About Page' is your opportunity to talk directly to the people who visit your page. You can use this space to write anything that you think will encourage others to contribute.
We know it can sometimes be difficult to know what to write, so in this guide, we'll be giving some guidance on structure and sharing some examples of what others have written.
Structuring your story
Your story doesn't need to be long. Just a couple of sentences are all you need to write so people know a bit about why you've created the page and what it's for. The following structure works well:
- A bit about you
- If your page is dedicated to someone special, write a bit about them too
- What you hope to achieve through your page
- How people can help
Taking part in a fundraising eventI'm taking part in the Great North Run because I love animals and I want to raise money to support our wonderful local rescue centre. I'm trying to raise £500, which would make a massive difference to this small charity. Your donations will help me get to the finish line, so please give generously!
Celebrating a special occasionWe are delighted to be celebrating our silver wedding anniversary this year. Rather than gifts, we are asking our friends and family to make a donation to this wonderful charity. Thank you.
Remembering a loved oneThis page is dedicated to the memory of my husband, John. John Smith was a wonderful family man who was loved by everyone who knew him. Please fill this page with your messages and memories of John, which will bring great comfort to us all at this difficult time. Feel free to come back and share another thought whenever he is on your mind.
Sands - Garden Event 2018
If you are unable to attend our Garden Open Day and Remembrance Event at the National Memorial Arboretum on Saturday 2nd June, you are very welcome to leave a message in memory of your baby or other loved one on our Memory Tree.
Sadly, the death of a baby is not a rare event. Every 90 minutes in the UK a baby dies shortly before, during or soon after birth. This is unacceptable and Sands is determined to reduce the number of babies dying by at least 20% by 2020. We receive very little government funding and rely entirely on donations from people like you.
By donating to Sands you are sharing our vision of a world where fewer babies die and helping to ensure that every bereaved family, wherever they live in the UK, gets the care and support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.
All funds raised from our Memory Tree will support activities linked to the core charitable aims of Sands. All funds raised will be spent where the need is greatest, helping Sands to continue to deliver its vital services to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, to improve the bereavement care received by parents and families, and to promote research to save babies' lives. To find out more please visit https://www.sands.org.uk
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - Ribbons of Hope
Please place a Ribbon of Hope on our tree for someone you know whose life has been affected by lung cancer. This might be a friend or loved one you know living with lung cancer or has sadly passed away from it.
Anyone can be diagnosed with lung cancer- young, old, smoker, never smoker- lung cancer doesn’t discriminate. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer, so it’s in everyone's interest to help defeat it.
Research is expensive but a donation of just £15 or more will help to fund pioneering new research projects with the aim of saving and lengthening lives.
Please give as generously as you can and don’t forget to share your ribbon on social media, giving others chance to donate.
Bowel Cancer UK - Tree of Hope 2017
This Christmas, give a Gift of Hope by donating a star or present under our Christmas tree. Almost 16,000 die from bowel cancer every year but we are determined to change this.
Our goal is to increase the number of people surviving at least five years after diagnosis from 60% to 75% by 2028. In today’s numbers that’s a possible 6,200 more people every year that would be able to spend Christmas with their family. Your Gift of Hope can help make this possible.
- £12 could help us campaign for more tailored treatment for advanced bowel cancer
- £25 could enable us to better understand the causes of bowel cancer in people under 50
- £50 could educate the public about the symptoms of bowel cancer
- £250 could train healthcare professionals about the latest improvements in treatment
- £500 could improve the screening programme so more cancers are detected early.
Thank you for giving a Gift of Hope this Christmas and helping to stop bowel cancer.
Huntington's Disease Association - Remember someone special this Christmas
Shine a light to remember someone special.
This Christmas, you can remember a loved one by adding a shining light to the HDA Christmas tree.
Donating in memory of someone is a very special way to remember them, honouring their life and helping others at the same time. Every donation we receive will help those living with Huntington’s to live better, by helping us to provide advice, support and guidance when they need us most.
By donating a light to the HDA Christmas tree you can help shine a light on Huntington’s and help bring the disease out of the shadows.
Thank you for helping families affected by Huntington's disease this Christmas.