Supporting and Fundraising – December update

Posted on 20th December 2018 by


Easy fundraising
Some of our supporters are keen to develop easy and fun ways to fundraise; such as bake-offs, cake sales, coffee mornings, clothes swaps, quiz nights, dining evenings, hosting film viewings and ‘Strictly’ gatherings. Even organising birthday celebrations asking friends to make a donation instead of presents. All these ideas are brilliant and we do have a Supporter Ideas help sheet which is available to download.

Karen Hunter

Business support
Karen, our fundraising manager, also met with organisations keen to engage employees and members in volunteering, team building and fundraising activities. With over 400 Impetus volunteers working across the city, local businesses see the possibility of setting up mutually beneficial partnerships, working alongside Impetus in unique ways.

Please get in touch if you are interested in forming a corporate partnership or if you are a smaller business who would like to get involved. Your insight into communities and networks across the city is also invaluable, so if you’d like to share then we would love to talk with you. You can contact Karen on email or call 01273 779888

Help reduce isolation and loneliness over the winter
We know that Christmas can be a very lonely and isolating time for many people. We urge you to think of ways to connect with others. If you don’t already, you could consider volunteering for our befriending or social prescribing services, or encourage a group of friends to gather to raise funds to support others over the winter.

By donating just £10 we will be able to print 50 leaflets to deliver through letterboxes in the city. This can extend our reach to a new street in the city, allowing us to recruit new volunteers to befriend or support more lonely or isolated people.

New year, new you?
There are 100s of fantastic challenge events taking place all over the city and neighbouring counties. To embrace new starts and resolutions, why not sign up for a fun run, a walking event, a cycling challenge or enlist a team and enter a muddy assault course? We’d be delighted to be the beneficiary of any associated fundraising!

You can also make up your own challenge. We know someone who challenged themselves to run-walk to France and back (theoretically… in terms of distance covered). They set up a Just Giving page and completed their challenge over a few weeks, on their terms, and at their own pace. Amazing!

If you fancy taking on a fun challenge, sign up for an event of your choice and then set up a JustGiving page here.

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