Please help us win £5,000 for the Toy Library!

We have an opportunity to win £5000 for the Toy Library! This money will be used to redecorate the inside and outside of the building. But we NEED YOUR HELP!!

All you need to do is vote for our project today (registration is required). We need as many votes as possible to make sure we win the money so please share this post with friends, family, colleagues and anyone else who might be able to help. If you want to go that extra mile then some ideas on how to get more votes are listed below!

Guidance on how to vote (if you need further help please come and talk to us):

To register, click on the blue “vote for this project” button you see when following the link above. You will then be asked to fill in your details, choose a password and answer the security question on the registration form. Press ‘submit’ and wait for the activation email to come through to your email address. When you click the activation link in the email, your registration will be complete and you’ll be taken back to the project page you started on.

Once registered and logged in, click the blue ‘vote for this project” button again. The vote count will increase and the button will change colour – this means your vote was successful and has gone through.

Ideas on how to get us even more votes!
Synchronised voting
If your project has a committee or member meeting, why not put voting on the agenda and ask everyone to do so at the same time? Members could use smartphones if they have them, or if there are communal facilities, you could all take turns. The club doesn’t even have to be related to your project – you could get your book club or yoga group involved!

Supermarket sweep
To really raise awareness in your community, why not organise an afternoon in a local supermarket, helping people pack bags or handing out flyers and encouraging them to vote? You could even persuade your local supermarket to let you set up a laptop by the check outs to show people how to vote and encourage them to register there and then!

Play the waiting game
Think of places where people may have time waiting so that you can approach them and possibly ask them to vote for you! This could be in the post office, at the bus stop, whilst your children are taking part in an after school activity or on the school run. If you have a tablet take it with you to allow people to vote on the spot, even better!

Online communities
Are you a member of any online communities you could convince to vote? Send an e- mail to all of the people on your contact list, and encourage them to do the same. It’s amazing how far this could reach! Perhaps you’ve got an avid Twitter following, are active on a forum, or have a great blog. Any of these places – or anywhere else you’ve got a presence online – would be a great place to post information about your project and instructions on how to vote for it. Remember to use social media to the max, and if you aren’t very social media savvy, then recruit a local champion who is! They could help give your project a boost to those outside your usual network.

Appeal to the masses
Try sending letters, emails and posters to local groups or organisations that you know have a wide audience they can reach out to. Schools, playgroups, sports clubs, universities, religious organisations and local businesses are all brimming with potential voters. If you want to go that extra mile, see if you can arrange a visit in person to talk to their staff and students to help them understand the importance of your project.

Network, network, network!
Think about your unique selling point. Our project is about families and children, can you network with similar groups where you can gain support?Or at events where you can approach lots of people who share your passion? If there is wi-fi available, then use your tablet or phone to get people to register and vote there and then.


  • Clare dawkins

    Hope Pimlico toy library win xxx

  • Chris sonnex

    Such an important organisation in Pimlico

    Chris. Community producer. Royal court theatre


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