Monday, 23 January 2012

Fundraising for Rett UK

Coming up with new and exciting ways to fundraise is tricky not just for us, but for our supporters too. We know how hard you all work in supporting us with your bake sales and sponsored runs but fundraising fatigue can and often does kick in.
Do you feel awkward about asking your same friends for sponsorship? Have you run the 10k for us so many times now you feel anxious in asking? You are not alone! Many people (including us) feel the pressure of creating new ways to ask for support.
Over the last year you have knitted, run, baked and slimmed all in aid of Rett UK and helped to provide us with nearly one quarter of our annual income needed to keep the charity going. This year we hope you are able to do the same again. Unfortunately with the current economic climate everyone is tightening their belts, including the Trusts we seek funding from. There’s no doubting its going to be a tough year.
So how can you inspire others to get involved in supporting Rett UK? There will be a number of events from Rett UK throughout the year including a Tea Party, Gala Dinner and Golf Day as well as our usual places in the running events throughout the year. Could you organise a Tea Party to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee as well as raise funds for Rett UK? Do you know anyone who might want to get a team together for our Golf Day? Have you run the 10k for us and want to push yourself that little bit further?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then getting involved and supporting us is easy, just give us a call on 01582 798910 and we will help you.
If you’ve answered no but still want to help, why not try motivating your friends and family. You never know, they may be able to say yes! Can you friends take some copies of Rett News to their work place to leave in the staff room? Do they fancy running in an organised event? Can they knit?
Any way in which we can spread the word about Rett syndrome and the vital work Rett UK does will make such a difference. All it takes is for your friend’s boss to pick up that Rett News and be inspired! Who knows they may choose us to be their charity of the year!
Remember membership to Rett UK is now FREE precisely so we could open our doors to the whole world! The more people who know about us the more people there are to help raise awareness!
Go on you can do it, make that small step that could make a huge difference to us all.

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