Parallel London 2017 – Say ‘Yes’ to challenging yourself and fundraising for Enham Trust!
Despite being an avid gym goer – anyone that knows me would tell you I simply hate running! That is the main reason why I signed up to run 10km at Parallel London 2017 on the 3rd September, to take myself out of my comfort zone and challenge myself to achieve something I would never normally take part in!
Of course, I also wanted to take part in an event which celebrated the ethos of inclusion and ability, something that is mirrored in everything we do here at Enham Trust, and raise vital funds for us to continue supporting disabled people to have independence, choice and control in every aspect of their lives.
I set myself a minimum target of £150 to raise over a couple of months leading up to the event. Hard work paid off and I managed to exceed my target, reaching over £200! However, it wasn’t always easy, and a fundraising target can seem daunting. Here are a few helpful tips that helped me to reach and exceed my target!
- Take part in an event that is a challenge for you - people you know are more likely to donate if they know you are pushing the boundaries and challenging yourself!
- Give people various ways they can donate – online through Just Giving, cheque or through offline donation sheets
- Get baking – I held a bake sale at work to support my fundraising, which really helped top up what I had already raised
- Promote! Make use of every avenue for people to know you are fundraising – social media is a great tool and remember to keep people updated after the event as this is a key time to raise some more funds!
Raising money for Enham Trust by taking part in the event was so important, however, taking part in an event is also about more than just fundraising. The personal feeling of achievement is so rewarding, along with knowing you are really making a difference to your chosen charity.
So why not find your challenge and say ‘Yes’ to fundraising with Enham Trust!
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