I've got a mate who's been selected to represent GB in ice climbing at the Olympics next year but for him to get there he's going to need the best part of £10k to fund his Olympic year with training and transport / accommodation etc for comps, world cups and the games.
He's already looking at getting sponsors on board but I've suggested he looks at setting something up like a bank or paypal account so he can receive money from friends, family or people just wanting to get a British lad to the Olympics.
I know of websites like http://www.indiegogo.com offer a service similar to just giving but take a 4% cut.
Anyone have a good ideas?? With social media etc the way it is I reckon if he can get enough exposure and people willing to bung the odd couple of quid it's easily doable but it doing it in a way that is easy for people to make a donation.