Competition & Double Prizes!

Over the years we’ve seen some fantastic fundraising at the Circuit of Bath so this year we wanted to celebrate and reward our top fundraisers and shout out about their amazing work. 

This year, the first 15 people to reach £500 will be put into a prize draw to win an amazing ‘Afternoon Tea for Two‘ at the stunning Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath. The winner and guest will be treated to a luxury selection of foods including scones with cream and jam, as well as fresh homemade pastries and traditional Bath buns in the comforts of this beautiful Grade 1 listed 5* hotel.
But it doesn’t stop there. Everyone who raises £125 and more will be entered into a prize draw to win a £15 voucher at the beautiful Castle Farm Midford, located in stunning countryside on the outskirts of Bath – perfect for coffee and cake for two.
T&Cs: Deadline to raise £500 is the 21st September. The first 15 people to reach this amount will be put into the draw and a name will be selected out of a hat at random.
Deadline to raise £125 is the 21st September. Everyone who reaches this amount will be put into the draw and a name will be selected out of a hat at random. 
The winner’s will be notified and announced after the event on the 30th September.

Your Impact

Your entry fee goes towards the cost of organising the walk, but it’s the money you raise through sponsorship that goes towards helping us support vulnerable men, women and children in our care. While there is no minimum target, we hope you’ll aim to raise as much as possible. If everyone aimed to raise just £60- £100 each, we could raise thousands to help support people sleeping rough on our streets.

Over the last 19 years, our Circuit of Bath Walk has brought together thousands of individuals all willing to make a difference and walk that extra mile to help tackle homelessness.

In 2019, 340 people put on their walking boots, raising an incredible £14,000 to help fund our vital projects and services.

Here are some of the important ways your sponsorship can make a difference:

£50 of your sponsorship could buy a wholesome meal for men and women staying in our Manvers Street hostel.

£150 could buy a move-on pack to help a former rough sleeper move in to and furnish their own accommodation.

£250 could buy a new home starter pack to help an abused mother and her children into their new accommodation.

£1000 could pay for new tenancy starter packs containing essential household items (e.g. towels, bedding, crockery, pots and pans.) This will support 10 rough sleepers moving into their own accommodation.

£5,000 could pay for 15 socially excluded people to attend a six-week Build-a-Bike course in our Bath Bike Workshop where they can gain the confidence, skills and work experience needed to progress towards employment

£10,000 could pay for 15 women with experience of domestic abuse to access a 12-week educative group programme so that they can exit their abusive situation and avoid abusive relationships in future.

Collecting Sponsorship

Taking on the Circuit of Bath is a challenge – especially if you opt for the entire 20 mile route. Luckily there are lots of ways you can collect your sponsorship and maximise how much you raise. The Julian House fundraising pack gives you tips and ideas to spark your creativity. Here are some additional tips to help:

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Set up your fundraising page

You will receive a link and instructions to set up your online fundraising page using Just Giving.  If you’d rather use a paper sponsorship form please request one.

Set yourself a target

Think big. It’s a great way to motivate yourself and encourage your supporters. When you’re close to your target, why not raise the bar? It’ll keep the sponsorship rolling in.

Get social

Tell your friends and family what you are doing on social media and send them the link to your online fundraising page. Take your paper form everywhere with you as you never know who you may see and collect donations as you go.

Make a video

An engaging story makes all the difference, and what better way to spread your fundraising message than through video. Make a short video on your phone or video camera about why you’re fundraising and share it on social media. Remember to tag us in @julianhouseuk

Ask your employers

Many employers will match their employees’ fundraising so don’t forget to ask yours. Also adapt your e-mail signature and add a line at the bottom telling people about the event you are doing. Don’t forget to include a link to your online fundraising page!

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Contact your local press

Any extra exposure in the local paper or an appeal on your local radio station can really help. Make sure to tell them your fundraising page address so that readers and listeners can find your page and support you.

Thank people

Saying thank you to your supporters is important and there are many ways you can do so. Say thank you face to face, update the story on your page, send a tweet, update your Facebook status or send emails out to your donors.

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Need extra help?

Ask us for any additional resources that you think would help. We can provide Julian House logos, collection tins/buckets, quotes for press releases and more.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid can add 25% to the total that you raise by claiming back tax that has been paid on donations. Remind donors to tick the gift aid box if they pay tax.