When comedian and writer Richard Herring came across a fundraising page from another Richard Herring, he decided to share the page with his 97,000 Twitter followers. He tweeted “This isn’t me, but wouldn’t it be cool if you pretended it was and all sponsored him anyway? Go on.”
Richard, who is trekking to Machu Picchu to raise money for Sense, was greeted by hundreds of messages from tweeters, all wishing him luck. Here’s what Richard had to say about the sudden surge to his fundraising.
I’m absolutely overwhelmed by people’s generosity, a massive thank you to the other Richard Herring and his followers.
Comedian Richard is no stranger to fundraising himself. Richard has raised over £160,000 for great causes in the last few years.
I loved that this stupid little idea was showing that most people are good and kind and funny.
It just goes to show that generosity is infectious – and by sharing someone’s page on Twitter or Facebook, you can really help them to raise even more for their cause. If you’ve already donated to a friend’s page, how can you spread the word about their fundraising even further?
Richard is trekking as part of a team. His teammates have also seen a few donations from generous tweeters, despite not having a famous comedian as their namesake.
Are you using Twitter to fundraise? If you’re yet to join, or if you haven’t quite got to grips with tweeting yet, we’ve got some top tips to help you get started.
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