Join the UCARE fundraising group
UCARE has moved forward significantly since our inception. As part of revising our strategy, we are reorganising our fundraising group. Our hope is that you will want to join us in volunteering to be a member of the group in 2011.
Our plan is to have a Fundraising Group which, amongst other activities, will support individuals or smaller groups raising funds or helping out in a variety of ways.
You may want to be involved on a regular basis or just to help out as and when you can. Whatever your involvement, you will be helping UCARE to raise both funds and awareness and will be given a warm welcome.
The Fundraising Group will plan events and activities, working with the trustees, and meeting at the Churchill Hospital, initially every 4 weeks or so in order to establish working practice and to get to know each other. Meeting will then be every 4-6 weeks.
Please do contact us if you think you might have want to join this group. Also please do be in touch if want a more flexible association with the group, or have a skill you feel UCARE could draw upon as and when it might be needed.
If, however, you would like to be involved but less formally, could you perhaps help us to reach out to wider local communities in the following ways:
- Distribute posters and leaflets locally
- Place collection boxes locally and then collect, count and bank donations.
- Join in larger collection efforts and events where we need additional helpers.
- Be part of a smaller organising group from time to time
If you have strong links with your community and/or belong to local groups, perhaps you could organise coffee mornings, nearly new sales, sporting events, sponsored activities and, at this time of the year, carol singing.
Could you also think about your own links to organisations, companies and businesses which might be able to offer sponsorship for larger events, or provide raffle or auction prizes. We make as many contacts as we are able but if you could be UCARE'S 'eyes and ears' and put us in touch with other sponsors, you will be enabling us to widen our reach.
Whatever you can offer, we will value. No matter what you are able to do, you are important to us as we try to reach more people, raise more funds and raise public awareness.
For further information call the UCARE office to talk to Val or Lizzie (01865 767777) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.