Our top supporters: February and March
Welcome to the first Supporter Care blog of 2012!
One of the things keeping us busy lately has been sending out resources for all the fundraising events people like you are planning. It’s fantastic to hear about all the different things our supporters get up to on our behalf.
From cake sales to marathons – there’s always someone doing something exciting.
Rene and Mandar tie the knot
Our supporters of the month for February are Rene and Mandar, who raised money for us by asking for donations instead of wedding gifts. They had two ceremonies – a traditional Hindu ceremony in Pune, India, and an English wedding in Devon.
“It was at the Devon wedding we set up a display with posters and information on Save the Children. We had a chest for people to place their donations into and gave the table an Indian theme, putting up photos from the Indian wedding for those that had been unable to travel the distance for the Hindu ceremony,” explains Rene.
“The stand was well received by everyone; staff from the venue, guests and even members of the public were walking past to have a look and put loose change into the charity box.”
The total raised in the end was £340, which is brilliant.
The birds and the bees
Our supporters of the month for March are Busy Bees nurseries. Each nursery held various events, including a fancy dress day where the staff at the Evesham nursery dressed as penguins.
“All the nursery managers, staff and parents have become really involved in fundraising for Save the Children and so we’re delighted with the amount we have raised. The nurseries held some fantastic events throughout the year, including fun days, fancy dress days and bake sales.”
“A big thank you goes out to all the staff and parents at Busy Bees to helped us raise such a great amount,” said Mary Jones, regional director.
Between them, they managed to raise an amazing £10,500 for us last year!
As always we want to say thank you to all our fundraisers, you’re all brilliant and we couldn’t continue our work saving children’s lives without you.
If you’re planning to do some fundraising, please get in touch and let us know, we’d love to hear from you.