By Helen Hyland, Fundraising Manager, ME Association.
Fundraising doesn’t have to be physical. And you don’t even have to leave your own home to do it.
Sarah Freeman (pictured below) was really keen to get involved in raising funds towards further research and support for sufferers. To help in any way she could.
She explained that she had recently been diagnosed with M.E. and that, as her sister had also had the illness some years ago, she was acutely aware of the impact it has on people's lives.
She thought that, with help from her Mum, she might be able to organise a coffee morning at home and perhaps sell a few handmade cross stitch cards too.
“The coffee morning went really well. I got such a buzz from the event that I’m thinking of doing another.
“I baked lots of cakes (as baking is my absolute favourite thing to do!!) and put the donation boxes around the table.
“I think this was a really lovely and friendly way to run the coffee morning as people didn’t feel obliged to pay a specific amount, but it often means you actually end up getting more donations when you don’t give things specific prices!
“With help, I managed the event just fine.
“I am already thinking of what I can do next to help…..”
Thank you Sarah for all you have done for M.E. and for the ME Association.
Fancy raising funds yourself in 2018?
If you are interested in raising funds for the ME Association, then why not give Helen Hyland, our fundraising manager, a call on: 01280 838964, or contact her via email. You can also visit the fundraising section of our website, which contains a lot of ideas for fundraising activities you might want to consider.
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