FAQ for Ultra Event Participants
Who are Ultra Events?
Ultra Events are an events company who deliver events throughout the UK. For more information on Ultra Events and their portfolio of events CLICK HERE
Ultra Events ask their participants to fundraise for Cancer Research UK, as their charity of choice.
Ultra Events organise the training and the events. Cancer Research UK support participants with their fundraising.
Ultra Events have raised over £14 Million for Cancer Research UK (Aug 2018) since they started supporting us in 2013.
I have just signed up to an Ultra Event – what happens next?
You will hear from your Ultra Events representative soon after signing up. They will then be your point of contact for all training, event, and ticket sales queries.
You will also receive an email from the team at Cancer Research UK. This will include a link for you to set up your very own JustGiving page. You can then start your fundraising as soon as you are ready!
Cancer Research UK can help and support you with your fundraising queries.
How much do I have to raise for Cancer Research UK?
Ultra Events ask their participants to pledge to raise a minimum of £50 for Cancer Research UK.
How do ticket sales work?
Ultra Events are responsible for all elements of the ticket sales, and revenue. This revenue covers advertising, training, website, venue hire, insurance, staff costs, event day hire, compere, sound and light production etc.
Ticket sales will also ensure an electric atmosphere on event night when your proud friends and family come to support you.
Your fundraising is separate to ticket sales. 100% of your fundraising goes to Cancer Research UK.
For any queries relating to ticket sales and the event, please discuss with your Ultra Events representative.
How is the money I raise being used by Cancer Research UK?
Thanks to supporters like you, our pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. You can find out more about our ground-breaking work, from THIS section of our website.
How do I set up my JustGiving page?
When you first sign up, Cancer Research UK will send you an email.
This will include a link to set up your very own JustGiving page, which will be linked directly to the event that your taking part in.
Simply click on the link, fill in your details, and away you go.
If you no longer have the email, then please email us along with name of the event that you are taking part in. We will happily send you another link.
I have set up a JustGiving page, however it is not linked to the correct event.
If you set up a JustGiving page, without following the link that we sent to you – then it will not be linked to the event that you are taking part in.
This means that we will not know how much you have raised, and it will not be included in your team’s total.
But never fear – pop us an email to explain, and we will link it up to the correct event.
My event has been postponed. What happens to the money I have raised already?
In the unlikely event that your event is postponed, and you would like to transfer your JustGiving page over to the next event, then please send us an email explaining this. We can link your JustGiving page to the next event.
As soon as a donation is made to your JustGiving page – it goes straight to Cancer Research UK. If you would like your donations to be refunded then please let us know.
Can I use an existing fundraising page?
No. You will need to set up a new JustGiving page, using the link that we email to you. This will mean that your page is linked to the event you are taking part in. It also means we can see how much you have raised, and we can congratulate you if you are the Top Fundraiser for your event!
How do I set up my JustGiving page?
When you first signed up, Cancer Research UK sent you an email, which included the link to set up your very own JustGiving page, which will be linked directly to the event that your taking part in. Simply click on the link, fill in your details, and away you go.
If you no longer have the email, then please email us along with name of the event that you are taking part in, and we will happily send you another link.
I would like a Cancer Research UK T-Shirt and collection bucket to help me with my fundraising. How can I get these?
You can order various materials to help you with your fundraising from this section of our website.
I ordered some kit (buckets, t-shirts etc) to support my fundraising, but it has not arrived yet. What should I do?
You should receive your order within 7-10 days. However, if your order has not arrived within this time, then do email us, and we will chase it up for you.
I have received a “Cancer Research UK Donation Bag” with my fundraising kit. What do I need to do with it?
You will receive a donation bag with all fundraising material orders.
One bag of donations could contribute on average £22.80 to Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research.
- Simply fill up the donation bag with any pre-loved clothes/house hold items.
- Take to your local Cancer Research UK shop.
- Log the donation by visiting: po.st/ultraevents (please put “Ultra Events” as the organisation name to ensure your donations can be added to the overall Ultra Events fundraising total.
- You will then receive a certificate which will have the total value of your stock donation.
- You can then input this value on your just giving page as an off-line donation.
How much will the fundraising kit cost me?
Cancer Research UK provide the materials free of charge to support your fundraising. These do come at a cost to the charity so please be mindful and only order the quantities you require. Thanks so much for your fundraising and supporting Cancer Research UK.
How do I find out if my employer does Match Funding?
Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money you raise.
Some companies like to offer a maximum amount, and others will agree to match the total that you raise.
To establish whether or not your company offer match funding you would need to speak directly with your line manager or HR department!
How can I set up a Text to Donate code?
You can receive donations to your JustGiving page via text message! Follow this LINK to find out how.
Can I download a sponsorship form?
Please email us, and let us know which event you are taking part in. We will then happily send you over a sponsorship form.
Can I download a sweepstake poster?
Please email us, and let us know which event you are taking part in. We will then happily send you over a copy of our Sweepstake poster.
What is Gift Aid?
Gift Aid is a tax relief allowing UK charities to reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation made by a UK taxpayer. This means Cancer Research UK can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated, without it costing you or your sponsors an extra penny! For more information on Gift Aid, click HERE
I want to do a cash collection. What do I need to do first?
You may need to apply for a licence from your council. More information on this, can be found HERE on our website.
I need some fundraising inspiration!
Further fundraising ideas can be found HERE on our website.
How do I make sure that my fundraising is safe and legal?
Whatever you’re doing to raise money, please make sure that it’s safe and legal. We have put together a simple guide to legal and safety issues HERE. This includes important considerations such as when you might need to obtain a licence, for example if you plan to collect money in public.
I want to do a cash collection in my local area. Do I need permission to do this?
You will need to contact your local authority to check which licences and permissions you require to do this. You can order collection buckets and much more from HERE to help!
How can I pay in my cash donations to Cancer Research UK?
There are several ways you can get your donations to us:
1. The easiest way for you to get your collected donations to us, is to count up your cash and then bank it into your personal bank account. You can then make a donation to your own Just Giving page with your own bank card.
2. If you would like to make a BACS payment – Please email our team and we can give you the details.
3. You can send us a cheque payable to Cancer Research UK to the below address:
Cancer Research UK
How can I add cash donations to my Just Giving page?
The easiest way for you to get your collected donations to us, is to count up your cash, and then bank it into your personal bank account. You can then donate to your own Just Giving page with your own bank card for the same amount. This will then be added to your JustGiving total.
How can I add a cheque donation to my JustGiving page?
You can add a cheque donation to your JustGiving page, by following the below steps:
- Log into your account
- Click 'Edit' underneath the page you'd like to add the balance to
- Click 'Edit' alongside 'Raised offline' on the right
- Amend the total amount raised offline and select 'Save'
Where do I send my sponsorship form after the event?
Please send it to us – along with any cheques (made payable to Cancer Research UK) to the below address:
Cancer Research UK
Where do I send any cheques I have after the event?
Please send any cheques (made payable to Cancer Research UK) – along with your sponsorship form, to the below address:
Cancer Research UK
Can I have a company logo printed on my vest? (Ultra White Collar Boxing & Ultra MMA ONLY)
Many companies offer to support their employees, in return for their logo being printed onto your Ultra White Collar Boxing or Ultra MMA vest.
Ultra Events recommend that in return for this, your company donates a suggested amount of £50 to your Just Giving page.
Please speak to your Ultra Event rep for further information on this, and they will be able to advise you further.
No problem! Please email our team and we will be more than happy to help you with any other queries.