Six ways to help promote #KOCOVID19 campaign
April 3, 2020 | by Matt Halfpenny
With the support of more than 100 clubs across the country, England Boxing’s #KOCOVID19 campaign is well and truly up and running!
Launched on Tuesday to help raise money for clubs who have been hit by a lack of income due to closures enforced by the government lockdown, more than £40,000 has already been donated.
Now we are asking you, our clubs and members, to do a handful of simple things to help spread the word and maximise the amount of money generated, which will help safeguard the future of our member clubs.
If you’ve not yet got involved, you can find full details here.
Six ways to help promote #KOCOVID19
- Members – Ask anyone you know who may be fortunate enough to be able to spare a few pounds to donate via your club’s just giving page. The list of participating clubs is on this page here.
- Members – Share and re-tweet any of your club’s social media posts around #KOCOVID19 and post your own ‘KO COVID19 – support your local club’ message, like in the England Boxing video.
- Members and Clubs – Let England Boxing know about any innovate ways you are promoting your campaign by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging in England Boxing on social media and using the hashtag #KOCOVID19
- Clubs – Promote the campaign proactively on any social media formats you use with regular posts to ensure your appeal isn’t missed. You’re welcome to use the downloadable campaign logo and poster to help do that.
- Clubs – Ask your local County Sports Partnership, local council or newspaper if they will share your fundraising appeal through their channels.
- Clubs – Use the template letter here to write to local businesses who may be able to help with a donation.
Highlights of the #KOCOVID19 campaign so far
- The England Boxing launch video has packed a punch, with more than 10,000 views. A second video is to be launched shortly.
- Birmingham City ABC have benefited from a £1,000 donation from former world champion Kal Yafai, who came through the ranks at the club.
- Strood ABC smashed their initial £500 target by putting their own club-related spin on the England Boxing launch video and have now set a new target of £1,000.
- Scunthorpe ABC have put together a ‘toilet roll’ challenge video in their bid to keep spirits up and help #KOCOVID19
- Epic Golden Gloves in Newark have raised more than £750 after their Head Coach, former European professional champion, Esham Pickering, made an Instagram plea.
Good luck to all clubs in their fundraising!