Fundraising isn’t just about donating money. It’s about community and imagination, too.
If you can’t or don’t want to run, there are all sorts of other ways you can raise money for Wings for Life, from sitting in a bath of beans (yes, it has been done!) to climbing Everest. Running, though, is an incredibly popular way of raising money.
In its time, the London Marathon has raised over £450 million for charities and is in the Guinness Book of Records for being the largest charity run in the world – and that’s with 30,000 runners each year.
Imagine what the Wings for Life World Run could do in a race that gets the whole world running at once.
People you know give money to a charity in return for you doing an activity. In this case, you run in the Wings for Life World Run, and friends, family and even complete strangers donate to Wings for Life in your name. All you need to do is set up a fundraising campaign and share it, then sit back and watch as you move ever closer to your target. Remember, 100% of your entry fee and 100% of all donations raised through fundraising campaigns goes directly to spinal cord research projects.
The only limit to ways of raising money is your own imagination. Here are some suggestions to get your creativity moving.
What will you do to boost your fundraising? Share your creativity with us on Facebook!
Melina Magulas, Norway
Kenny Belaey, Ieper, Belgium
Matej Markovič Slovenia
Matjaz Klemencic, Slovenia