Help for Fundraising Online

Download Social Media Post Images

Looking for social images to help you spread the word about your Christmas Swim? Here are some you can download and use. If you are fundraising, don’t forget to include the link to your fundraising page in your post!


Click below to download and use the images on social media:

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Tips for Fundraising Online

*If you would like a paper sponsorship form, please contact us at

We have put together some useful tips to help you with your fundraising and encourage family, friends and colleagues to donate to your Christmas Swim.


Get Started

  • Create your fundraising page on idonate or facebook.
  • Set a fundraising target.
  • Add a personal profile photo to your page. (People want to give where there is a personal connection.)
  • Share your fundraising story. Tell people your personal reasons for fundraising. It will inspire them to give.
  • Tag @copegalway on social media and use hashtags #COPEChristmasSwim #BravetheCold
  • Once you are set up, invite people to donate and say thank you to those who do.


Spread the Word

  • Tell family, friends and colleagues about your fundraiser. The more people you can reach, the more are likely to donate.
  • Share your page on all your social media: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are great for sharing a link to your page.
  • Text, whatsapp and email people with a link to your fundraiser.
  • Talk about what you are doing and why you are doing it. They might want to join you!
  • Share photos and videos when you do your swim to show everyone the proof of your challenge!


Say Thank You

  • Say THANK YOU. Thank everyone who makes a donation. It is always sincerely appreciated.
  • If you are fundraising with idonate or facebook – easy peasy! Your money comes straight to COPE Galway. You don’t have to do anything!
  • If you have accepted donations in person, you can lodge your funds online at
  • Or post a cheque with details of your fundraising, made out to ‘COPE Galway’ to COPE Galway, Calbro House, Tuam Road, Galway, H91 XR97.


Join our Facebook group to connect with other participants

Share photos on social media and tag @COPEGalway, using hashtags #BraveTheCold #COPEChristmasSwim

Keep an eye on our Photo Wall for the photos that you post