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General

What is Sport Relief?

As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to support some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in the UK and around the world.

When is Sport Relief?

Sport Relief is back from Saturday 17th March – Friday 23rd March.

When is the Sport Relief 2018 show on?

This year’s TV show is on Friday 23rd March, from 7pm ‘til late on the BBC.

Who is going to be on the show?

We’re still confirming the line-up for the show. Keep an eye on the Sport Relief website to find out all the latest TV news.

I have a great idea for a sketch or TV programme for this year’s campaign – who do I send it to?

The BBC has sole responsibility for TV programming for Sport Relief, so it would be best to contact them directly about your idea. There are tonnes of other ways that you can get involved; visit our fundraise section at www.sportrelief.com/get-involved where you can get your fundraising off to a flying start with lots of exciting ideas on how to take part and help to change lives here in the UK and across the world.

Can you get a TV crew to cover my event?

The BBC has full editorial control over the TV show so we’re not able to guarantee that any fundraising activity will be filmed. If you think you’ve got a story that’s worth telling, please email fundraising@sportrelief.com to tell us about it.

Can I get tickets for the show?

This year, the Sport Relief 2018 show will broadcast live from Salford. Details are still being finalised, but we hope to have everything sorted soon, so do keep checking back and keep an eye on the BBC website for information on how to be in the audience

When is the next Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day will be back in March 2019.

Why isn’t there a Red Nose Day in 2018 / I want to do something for the next Red Nose Day.

It’s fantastic that you want to do something for Red Nose Day. Comic Relief is a charity which runs two fundraising campaigns on alternate years - Sport Relief and Red Nose Day. The next Red Nose Day is in 2019. However, before that we have our Sport Relief campaign which is back from Saturday 17th – Friday 23rd March.

It would be really great if you organised something for Sport Relief as well! To find out more about how you can get active, raise money and change lives, you can go to our 'get involved' section.

 

Fundraising

How do I get involved in Sport Relief 2018?

Sport Relief brings the nation together to get active, raise money and change lives, and its back from 17th to 23rd March. We are encouraging the public to get active and get fundraising for Sport Relief in whatever way they want, whatever their fitness level. You can even download the Sport Relief app to compete against your mates in a league, join a celebrity challenge or even take on the Nation’s Billion Steps Challenge. To find out more, order your free fundraising pack here.

I’m stuck for Sport Relief fundraising ideas

Check out our Sport Relief fundraising ideas here. You can kick-start your fundraising by getting everything you need in one handy Fundraising Pack which you can order here. With ideas, tips, tools and posters, it has everything you need to get active and raise money this Sport Relief.

Can I enter A Sport Relief Mile?

Our focus for Sport Relief will be to involve individuals and communities in our new, nationwide fundraising challenge and therefore, we will no longer facilitate Mile events. Here at Comic Relief we are always looking for innovative and new ways to bring the nation together and raise even more life-changing money, and for that reason we are calling on everyone in the UK to join the Nations Billion Steps Challenge to collectively to beat one billion steps a day, every day, from Saturday 17th to Friday 23rd March with, the Sport Relief app.

Fundraising Pack

How do I get a Sport Relief Fundraising Pack?

You can get your free Fundraising Pack here. With ideas, tips and tools it has everything you need to get active and raise money this Sport Relief.

When will I receive the Fundraising Pack I have ordered?

Fundraising Packs can take up to ten working days to be delivered from the date ordered.

I haven’t received my Fundraising Pack.

Fundraising Packs can take up to ten working days to arrive from the date ordered. If you have been waiting over 10 working days please get in touch.

Can you cancel my order?

We will do our best to cancel your order, however the way our systems are set up for Sport Relief means that we might not be able to do so and your order may have already been processed. Please contact us if you would like your order cancelled.

What’s in the Fundraising Pack?

Our Fundraising Pack has everything you need to raise lots of money this Sport Relief. It includes lots of great fundraising ideas and tips, as well as tools such as a sponsorship form, event posters and a sweepstake poster. If you haven’t ordered it already, get your Fundraising Pack here.

We have a fundraising pack specifically for gyms, sports clubs and leisure centres that is packed full of resources to help you plan, promote and decorate your event. You can order your pack here.

Fundraising resources

Can I set up a Sport Relief Online Giving page?

Our Sport Relief Giving Pages are an easy and secure way to raise money online. You can create your very own Giving Page here.

Where can I get posters and fundraising resources from?

Head to our fundraising tools section to download our brilliant fundraising tools such as posters and sponsorship forms to kick-start your fundraising for Sport Relief.

Fundraising Support

Can I have some help organising my fundraising activity/event?

Unfortunately we don't have the resources to provide bespoke support to our fundraisers with regard to planning and promoting an event. You can however contact us to let us know what you have planned, and for help with more general fundraising ideas and tips to help you reach your target. All fundraisers are responsible for organising, supervising or hosting their fundraising activity and ensuring that it is both safe and legal. Make sure you check out our Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts

When will the Sport Relief 2018 Sweepstake Poster answer be revealed?

Go to sportrelief.com/winner after 3pm on Friday 23rd March to find out the answer. Can I use a Sport Relief logo? We’ve developed a ‘Fundraising for Sport Relief’ logo and guidelines for our brilliant fundraisers to use. Download the logo and guidelines here.

How do I get my event on the TV?

The BBC has full editorial control over the TV show so we’re not able to guarantee that any fundraising activity will be filmed. We do however send details of fundraising events to the BBC, to see if any of them can be filmed. We are always looking for fundraisers to appear on our website, in emails and in printed materials as well as local and national press, so if you are interested in sharing your fundraising story get in touch.

What is a fundraising agreement and do I need one?

There are certain circumstances where the law requires you to have a fundraising agreement with us. Have a look at the points below and, if any of them are relevant to your fundraising activity, then please contact us and we’ll send you an agreement to fill in. You’ll need an agreement if:

  • You’re raising money for Sport Relief in the course of a business; e.g. “my shop sells cakes for 50p, and 30p from the sale of each cake will go to Sport Relief”; or
  • You’re deducting costs from the money you raise for Sport Relief for example to cover costs; or
  • The money you raise will be split between Sport Relief and another charity. If you’re not raising money in the course of a business, not making any deductions, and you’re giving all money raised to Sport Relief, then you don’t need a fundraising agreement. If you’re not sure whether you need an agreement, or you’d like an agreement anyway (if, for example your local authority requires it), then please contact us.

I want to fundraise at work – what can I do?

We have lots of ways you can get involved with Sport Relief. Check out our workplace fundraising ideas here, where you can also order a fundraising pack. Get in touch with us for custom support from our dedicated account managers.

I want to fundraise with my gym, sports club or leisure centre – what can I do?

We have a fundraising pack specifically for gyms, sports clubs and leisure centres that is packed full of resources to help you plan, promote and decorate your event. You can order your pack here. You can also get in touch with someone in our team dedicated to assisting sports clubs and gyms with all of their fundraising efforts.

I’m from a company and want to work with Sport Relief 2018, how can I find out more?

Please contact us and we will get back in touch with some brilliant opportunities.

How do I receive a Thank You Certificate for my fundraising?

We'd love to personally thank each and every one of our wonderful supporters for their fantastic efforts, but to keep our costs as low as possible we only send Thank You Certificates if they’re requested. Our Thank You Certificates act as receipts for our fundraisers so it’s really important that we know how you paid your money in. There are a number of ways you can request a fundraising certificate:

  • Fill in your address and tick the certificate tick box on the back of your giro slip, found in your fundraising Pack, or on our paying in form. You can send it with your cheque to Sport Relief 2018 Ernst & Young PO Box 51543 London SE1 2UG
  • If you’re paying in your fundraising money online, tick the certificate tick box and we will get a certificate sent out to you
  • Contact us with a copy of your paying in receipt and let us know how you would like one sent out to you.

Can you send me a banner or large posters for my event?

Unfortunately we do not have any banners or large posters available to send out to our fundraisers. We do have a selection of fundraising posters, which can be found here.

Can I collect money in public?

We don’t encourage collections in a public place or door to door but understand that it is a popular way to raise money. If you do choose to do a collection, you’ll need a license from your local authority (you should find details about this on your local authority’s website). For further information, please contact us.

Can I donate monthly?

Regular Giving / Direct Debit / Standing Order Please contact us to request a Sport Relief regular giving form for you to set up a monthly standing order.

 

Merchandise

What is in this year’s merchandise range?

This year the Sport Relief range is bigger and better than ever! We’re busy working hard on perfecting all of the goodies, so keep your eyes peeled.

 

Corporate partners

I’m from a company and want to work with Sport Relief 2018, how can I find out more?

Please email our Corporate Fundraising Team at partners@comicrelief.com and they will get in touch with you about some brilliant opportunities.

 

Schools and youth

How can my school get involved in Sport Relief?

There are plenty of ways both students and staff can get involved in Sport Relief 2018. Simply head over to sportrelief.com/schools for ideas and inspiration. And don’t forget to order your very own free Schools Fundraising Pack from our online shop. It’s got everything your school will need to make your fundraising a huge success!

Can my nursery or early years group get involved?

Absolutely! There’s a special Nursery Activity Pack that you can order for free from our online shop which is full of great ways for your little ones to get involved in the fun. If you would like to get your reception class involved, please order one of our Primary School Fundraising Packs from our online shop. It’s designed for all primary school aged children, from reception through to year 6, so should contain everything you need for your Sport Relief activities.

Do I need to register my event?

Any school, nursery or youth group can get involved and there’s no official registration process. Our free Schools Fundraising Packs and Nursery Activity Pack have everything you need to make your Sport Relief a huge success.

And don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to – we love hearing about all the amazing fundraising that you do for Sport Relief. Drop us an email at schools@sportrelief.com.

I’ve ordered a pack for my school/nursery, but it hasn’t arrived yet.

Don’t panic! Packs will be delivered from January onwards, giving you plenty of time to get ready for Sport Relief 17-23 March 2018.

Should I order a Nursery Activity Pack for my reception class?

Our Primary School Fundraising Packs have been designed for all primary school aged children, from reception through to year 6, so should contain everything you need for your Sport Relief activities.

What is Wristbands for Schools?

Wristbands for Schools is an exclusive scheme designed just for schools. It means that you can buy boxes of Wristbands to sell in your school, paying just £9 per box now – and the remaining £21 after Sport Relief. Each box contains 30 Wristbands and each Wristband costs £1. It’s one of the easiest and most popular ways to kick off your fundraising and show your support. Find out more at www.shop.sportrelief.com/products/schools-wristbands.

If you’re ordering Wristbands for nurseries though, please remember that they’re not suitable for children under 3 years.

What is Softballs for Schools?

Softballs for Schools is an exclusive scheme designed just for schools. It means that you can buy boxes of Softballs to sell in your school, paying just £12 per box now – and the remaining £28 after Sport Relief. Each box contains 40 Softballs and each Softball costs £1. It’s one of the easiest and most popular ways to kick off your fundraising and show your support. Find out more at www.shop.sportrelief.com/products/schools-softballs.

If you’re ordering Softballs for nurseries though, please remember that they’re not suitable for children under 3 years. 

We’re an international/army school, can we take part?

Definitely! We’re always astounded by the fantastic support we get from our friends overseas.

If you’re a BFPO School, you can order your very own free Schools Fundraising Packs on our online shop, where you can also order Wristbands for your school through our exclusive scheme, Wristbands for Schools.

If you’re an international school then email us a contact name and email address to schools@sportrelief.com and we will send you a free School Fundraising Pack.

All schools and nurseries based in the UK can order your packs on our online shop.

Can youth groups get involved in Sport Relief 2018?

Yes, we’d love you to. Sport Relief is an excellent opportunity for youth groups to have fun and raise life-changing money. We’ll be launching a page and Fundraising Kit especially for youth groups in November, but if you’re after a few fundraising tips and ideas now, check out sportrelief.com/schools or email us at youthgroups@sportrelief.com to find out more.

How can we let you know what we’re doing for Sport Relief 2018?

We’d love to know what you’re up to for Sport Relief 2018. Schools and nurseries can drop us an email at schools@sportrelief.com and youth groups can let us know by emailing youthgroups@sportrelief.com.

Are there fundraising tools to help me organise a Sport Relief event in my school or nursery?

There are indeed. Your free Schools Fundraising Pack or Nursery Activity Pack contain everything you need to make Sport Relief 2018 a big success in your school or nursery.

There are also lots of fundraising materials, tips and ideas on our website, sportrelief.com/schools.

One of the easiest ways to fundraise is to sell Wristbands at your school or nursery using our exclusive scheme, Wristbands for Schools. Please visit www.sportrelief.com/wristbandsforschools to find out more.

If you’re ordering Wristbands for nurseries though, please remember that they’re not suitable for children under 3 years.

Are there learning resources to help me organise my Sport Relief event in my school, nursery or youth group?

Yes, there are. Our Fundraising Packs provide your school, nursery or youth group with a wide variety of fundraising activities and curriculum-linked teaching ideas.

There will also be lots of lesson plans and learning activities available on our website from January.

What do I do once I’ve held my fundraising event?

The first thing to do after your event is to collect all the money you’ve raised and pay it in as the sooner you do, the sooner it can start making a difference. You can pay in using the giro slip from your Fundraising Pack at the bank, by post or online from January.

We’d also love to know what you got up to. Tell us all about your fundraising event by emailing us at schools@sportrelief.com and you might even find your school, nursery or youth group featured on our website… with your permission, of course.

Will we receive a 'Thank You' certificate for fundraising?

If you pay in your money online on our schools paying in pages, by post or at the bank using the giro slip in your School Fundraising Pack, Nursery Activity Pack or Youth Groups Pack you will be sent a ‘thank you’ certificate. If you haven’t paid in using these methods then you won’t automatically be sent a certificate so make sure you follow our easy guidelines, which will be available from January. We promise to send your certificate as soon as we can, but please bear with us as there are so many of you lovely people for us to thank!

How do we pay in the money our school, nursery or youth group has raised?

There are three easy ways to pay in the money your school, nursery or youth group has raised. From January you will be able to pay in online, by post or at the bank.

I have lost my giro slip, can I have a new one?

Please just email us at giro@comicrelief.com using the subject line ‘Lost Giro’, along with your name and school or nursery’s full address and we’ll send you a replacement giro slip as soon as we can. Remember, paying in using the schools giro is the only way for us to confirm you’re a school and we need to know that to send you a thank you certificate.

Can someone come and talk at our school?

Thank you so much for your invitation. There is nothing we love more than spending time with our supporters and we’ll always try our best to come along. We do get very busy in the run up to the big day and unfortunately can’t always make every visit. If you could provide us with some details and give us lots of notice then we’ll try our best to visit you.

Can a celebrity come to our school?

All the celebrities that give their time to support Sport Relief do so for free, and when you add up the TV appearances, media interviews, and everything else they do, that’s often a lot of time. Sadly though, that means we can’t ask them to attend fundraising events as well – but you could always try asking local celebrities or your local mayor. Good luck!

Donations

How can I make a donation to Sport Relief 2018?

The easiest way to make your donation is online (using your credit or debit card) here.

You can also make a donation in the following ways:

  • By phone (using your credit or debit card) on 03457 910 910 - standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles will apply.
  • By post – send a cheque or postal order made payable to “Sport Relief 2018” to:
  • Sport Relief 2018
  • EY
  • PO Box 51543
  • London
  • SE1 2UG
  • At the bank – pay your money in using a Sport Relief giro slip. Sport Relief 2018 giro slips will be available behind the counter at most bank branches from 12th March 2018.
  • At most building societies  – just ask to pay your money in to the Sport Relief account.
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*Please note Sport Relief is no longer able to accept payments via the Post Office.

I live outside the UK. How can I make a donation?

Yes, you can make a donation in £Sterling, US$, AUS$ or € online (using your credit or debit card) here.

You can also donate by sending a cheque made payable to “Sport Relief 2018” to:

Sport Relief 2018
EY
PO Box 51543
London
SE1 2UG

Please be aware that if your cheque is drawn in a currency other than £Sterling, the bank may take a commission charge for clearing the cheque, which means Sport Relief may not receive the full value of the cheque.

How long will it take for my cheque to be cashed?

We will cash your cheque as quickly as we can, but please bear with us! As we receive such a huge number of cheques it can take up to six weeks for these to be cashed during our busiest times.

I have a bag full of small change I would like to donate. What shall I do with it?

Count it, bag it and take it to any high street bank or most building societies:

  • At the bank – pay your money in using a Sport Relief giro slip. Sport Relief 2018 giro slips will be available behind the counter at most bank branches from 12th March 2018.
  • At most building societies – just ask to pay your money in to the Sport Relief account.

*Please note Sport Relief is no longer able to accept payments via the Post Office.

How can I donate from my CAF account?

You can make a donation from your CAF account on the CAF website here.

Alternatively you can send a CAF voucher or cheque made payable to “Sport Relief 2018” to:

Sport Relief 2018
EY
PO Box 51543
London
SE1 2UG

Can I set up a regular payment to Sport Relief?

Thank you so much for considering donating to Sport Relief on a regular basis. You can set up a standing order using our Regular Giving Form, just fill in the Sport Relief ‘Contact Us’ form to request one.

My employer operates a matched giving scheme. Where should I send my matched giving form?

By post - Please send your matched giving form along with your cheque, web payment reference or bank receipt to:

Sport Relief 2018
EY
PO Box 51543
London
SE1 2UG

Online - just fill in the Sport Relief ‘Contact Us’ form to request a receipt or completion of your Matched Giving form and we’ll complete and return once the donation has been verified. Please make sure to let us know your payment method and payment amount when you contact us so we can verify your donation as soon as possible.

Gift Aid

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid is a Government scheme that allows charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) to claim back tax on donations from UK taxpayers.

If you say “yes” to Gift Aid when you make your donation to Sport Relief, we can claim an additional 25% of the value of your donation from the Government, which we use to help cover our running costs. It won’t cost you a penny but it will make a huge difference to us.

How can I be sure my donation is eligible for Gift Aid?

To say “yes” to Gift Aid you must be making a personal donation. You must be a UK taxpayer and understand that if you pay less Income Tax and /or Capital Gains Tax in the current tax year than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all your donations it is your responsibility to pay any difference. 

Gift Aid is equal to 25% of your donation. For example: If you donate £10 and say “yes” to Gift Aid, we can claim £2.50 from the Government. You will need to pay more than £2.50 in Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year.

We will also need your full name and home address or we cannot claim Gift Aid.

How do I Gift Aid my text donation?

To Gift Aid your text donation, please fill in this form.

You only need to fill in the form once and it will apply to all text donations you make to Sport Relief 2018 from that phone number.

Is sponsorship or fundraising money eligible for Gift Aid?

Yes, the easiest way for Gift Aid to be collected on sponsorship donations is via our online Giving Pages which can be set up here.

We can also claim Gift Aid on any offline sponsorship money as long as we receive a Gift Aid declaration from each eligible person who gave money. The easiest way to collect these is on a Sport Relief sponsorship form, which you can download here.

Please send your sponsorship form along with your cheque, web payment reference or bank receipt to:

Sport Relief 2018
EY
PO Box 51543
London
SE1 2UG

Remember to fill in your name and address on the sponsorship form as well so we know who has raised the money!

Is my company donation eligible for Gift Aid?

Gift Aid only applies to personal donations, so your company donation will not be eligible. For a charity to benefit from the tax on a company donation, the donation should be paid gross (without deducting Income Tax). The company can then claim tax relief when calculating its profits for Corporation Tax. For further information, please contact your Tax Office or accountants.

Where can I get further information about Gift Aid?

For further information about Gift Aid, please see the HM Revenue & Customs website or the Institute of Fundraising website. Alternatively, contact your local Tax Office.

 

Giving Page FAQs

How do I get sponsored online for Sport Relief? 

Sport Relief Giving Pages are a fantastic way to raise money online. They’re safe, secure and, best of all, the money you collect on your Giving Page comes straight to Sport Relief.

Are Sport Relief Giving Pages safe for under-16s to use?

We have created tailor-made Sport Relief Giving Pages for those aged under 16. These pages can’t be found through any search on sportrelief.com. We also collect the parent or guardian’s e-mail, and will contact them about the giving page. For more information, visit our Online Safety Tips.

I’ve forgotten my username and/or password, how can I log in?

Please head to the log-in page and click on the link to reset the password. Enter the email address you used to register and an email will be sent to that account, allowing you to change your password.

Can I change my email address and password?

Yes you can. Simply log in to your Sport Relief Giving Page, select the ‘Page Options’ tab and then go to ‘Account settings’. On this page you’ll be able to edit your email address and password. 

How can I find out the link to my Giving Page?

Simply log in to your Giving Page, and select the ‘Page Options’ tab. On this page you will see your unique Giving Page link. Please note, your unique Giving Page link is also provided in the confirmation email we send you after you’ve registered for a Giving Page.

I’m having problems loading pictures onto my Giving Page – why is this? 

It could be that your pictures are too big – the file should be under 2MB (2000kb = 2MB) and must be in either .jpg, .gif or .png format. File dimensions should be a width of 200px and a height of 200 px. If you’re still experiencing problems, please contact us.

How can I edit my personal details?

It’s easy. Just select the ‘Page Options’ tab on your Giving Page followed by ‘Account settings’ on the right hand side. 

How can I edit my fundraising target?

When you’re logged in to your Giving Page, click ‘Edit target’ underneath your current sponsorship total. Alternatively, you can edit your target by clicking on the ‘Page Options’ tab. 

I sponsored someone online but my name is not showing on their Giving Page?

When you sponsor someone on their Giving Page, there’s a tick-box to determine if you want to be anonymous. If you ticked this box your name will not be shown next to your online donation. Unfortunately this cannot be changed afterwards. If you didn’t get this option, it’s possible that you have instead donated directly to Sport Relief rather than sponsoring someone through their Giving Page. Unfortunately, if this is the case, we cannot move the money to their page, but are very grateful for your contribution and can guarantee it will all count towards the final Sport Relief total.

Can I sponsor someone and remain anonymous?

When you sponsor someone on their Giving Page, there’s a tick-box to determine if you do not want your name to be shown. Tick this if you’d like your sponsorship to remain anonymous on their page.

I don’t live in the UK, can I sponsor someone’s Giving Page?

Unfortunately we cannot accept sponsorship from outside the UK. However, if you live internationally and have a UK sterling bank account you can use your debit or credit card for this account to sponsor someone, or you can use PayPal for your sponsorship. Please note that only UK tax payers are able to claim Gift Aid. 

I donated to someone’s Giving Page, but want my money back, can I get a refund?

We’re unable to offer refunds on donations to Giving Pages. Once donation money is received by us it becomes charity money and, at that point, we’re only permitted to spend it in accordance with our charitable purpose, which is the pursuit of a just world, free from poverty. Please refer to the terms of use at sportrelief.com/legal where it states: “If you wish to donate to Comic Relief or sponsor anyone raising money for Comic Relief, please note that your donation or sponsorship is non-refundable. If you sponsor someone to do any activity for Comic Relief, your sponsorship is not conditional on the activity being completed.” You can find more information on all of our polices on our website

Why doesn’t my Giving Page show up in search results?

If your page is set to ‘hidden’, your Giving Page will not show up in search results on sportrelief.com. To change whether your Giving Page is public or hidden, select the ‘Page Options’ tab at the top of your Giving Page. At the bottom of that page, you can change your privacy settings. Just select your preference, and click ‘Update details’ to register the change. If you’re under 16, your page cannot be set to public and it won’t appear in search results on sportrelief.com. This is because we want to keep the online environment that you’re fundraising in as safe as possible.

How do I pay in cash that I’ve collected in person onto my Giving Page? 

Very easily. When you’ve logged in to your Giving Page, just click ‘Pay in money’ below your fundraising target. First, record the details of the donation that you would like to pay onto your Giving Page. Then, to pay in, simply select the amount and pay in the money using your credit or debit card and you then keep the cash. This donation will then be added to your Giving Page and will count towards your total. If you’re under 16, please ask a parent or guardian to follow the steps above and pay in the money for you.

What is the difference between ‘banked’ and ‘pending’ money?

Underneath ‘Target’ on your Giving Page there is a record of ‘banked’ and ‘pending’ money. ‘Banked’ refers to money that has been paid in online through the Giving Page and has been received by Sport Relief. ‘Pending’ refers to money that has been collected in person and recorded onto the Giving Page by the fundraiser as a way of keeping track of the total amount of money that has been raised.  When you’re ready, you can pay in your ‘pending’ money by using a credit or debit card and then keeping the cash. The fundraising money will then automatically be moved from ‘pending’ to ‘banked’. Easy peasy!