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Useful tips and tricks to fundraising at home

Welcome to #TeamBrainandSpine Thank you so much for choosing to support all those who are affected by a neurological problem.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by neurological problems by providing expert information, support and education.

Without the generosity of people like you, we wouldn't be able to carry out our vital work - so thank you!

 

“I wanted to raise money for a charity which is not quite as prominent, and therefore not as well supported, as the big charities you always hear about, so that my fundraising would be more likely to make a difference”

 

How your money helps!

£32 could pay for a neuroscience-trained nurse to answer Helpline calls for one hour

£82 could help provide a hospital with a box of expert information booklets

£250 could fund a peer support group for a month

 

Shop on AmazonSmile at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1098528-0, and Amazon donates to The Brain And Spine Foundation, at no cost to you.

AmazonSmile is now also available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using an iPhone or Android devices. When you have activated AmazonSmile in the app, every eligible purchase will automatically generate a donation for your organisation.

Ask people to donate what they would have spent on their daily coffee, or the cost of their commute.

Why not run/cycle/walk an accumulative distance, based on the size of your team, pick a distance that everyone can contribute to and have a time frame to complete the challenge (maybe a week).

Why not choose the length of a popular walk

Coast to Coast Walk (182 miles)

Snowdon (9 miles)

Or choose a distance that symbolises your organisation, for example what emblem do you have?

One of our supporters works for Sovereign which has a penguin as their emblem, their event was centred around the number 565!

Why a target of 565?

We wanted to do something that connected with ‘distance and tenacity’ to reflect the spirit of the marathon and the capabilities of the penguin – our emblem – which can certainly and go the distance on land and sea!  Agile, emperor penguins can dive as deep as 565m – deeper than any other bird.

The event ended up raising over £3,000 for the charity!!!

Read more about the event here

Enjoy a competition? Why not create a competition between your family and cousins, or with your friends!

For example, try out the matchbox challenge – see how many different things can be put into a standard size matchbox! Have a deadline and a time to ‘call in the results’ and ‘announce the winner’.

Areas of the house

You can fundraise in any part of your house, think creatively!

Garden – Who can hop the furthest? Set up an obstacle course?

Living Room – The perfect place for a family quiz!

Bedroom – Declutter and sell old clothes and toys, you can do this through Ziffit 

One of our supporters Rosie, raised a whopping £250 for her birthday!

“I did a birthday fundraiser for brain and spine to raise money and awareness for conditions close to my heart. With a sister living with epilepsy, my best friend with an AVM & aneurysms and my Grandma with Aphasia, this charity really does resonate with me. My Facebook fundraiser gave me the opportunity to raise money for brain and spine instead of receive presents and it was extremely rewarding. It also offered the opportunity for friends and family on Facebook to receive an update about how Grandma was doing (as communication is now extremely difficult) and reach out which was lovely.”

Download a platform such as Zoom, create a JustGiving page, ask your participants to donate to enter the quiz, wow your friends and family with a quiz on anything you want!

Our marathon runner Vickie Crisp hosted a quiz via zoom to raise money for us. Vickie asked for people to make a small donation to her Virgin Money donation page – saying ‘every penny counts!’

Also, check out this virtual quiz which saw around 100 people holding forks and singing in unison while trying to win a packet of toilet roll.

Get in touch

Questions? We’d love to hear from you! Call 020 3096 7880 to speak to a member of our Fundraising team.

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