Tag: Fundraising

Strike a Pose

So we are getting close to heading back out to India and it’s always this point in the year that I worry about how much money I still have to raise. So this year I had planned my big fundraising event to be a Fashion show. A friend of mine recommended a company that she…
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June 1, 2014 0

Momentum and inertia

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu is quoted as saying:  “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Often that single step can be very hard to take. Even if we are moving toward something that is exciting or that we really want, starting the journey, overcoming the inertia can prove a huge…
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February 1, 2014 1

JACKET POTATOES

What follows is a news update from the amazing Mary Palmer on her continued efforts to raise awareness and funds for Chennai Challenge: Well hello everybody, it’s been a while! I’ve just got home from a windy day of jacket potatoes and face painting at the fun day/”party in the park” at the Monckton in…
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May 28, 2013 0

A Time To Bake

There are a number of reasons I have decided to write about baking this weekend. Not least among them is the fact that I have recently baked my first ever cake. I am obviously talking about an independently baked cake – not a “here, stir this, then lick the spoon while Mum does the actual…
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May 12, 2013 3

Rainbows

Last night, 2nd Beacon Rainbows (St. Peters) did a sponsored skip raising £71 for Chennai Challenge. They were amazing!! Each girl skipped for about 5 minutes in the corner of the room while the others made a dream catcher, then they swapped. So during the whole night at Rainbows there was always a little Rainbow skipping…
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May 24, 2012 0

Minimum effort, maximum yield!

This is a common phrase used amongst fundraisers! Basically, the most productive way to fundraise is where you put in the least effort you can, yet raise the most amount possible. So here are my top five ‘minimum effort, maximum yield’ fundraising ideas; 1) JUST ASK!  – The simplest way is to ask people you know.…
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April 9, 2012 1

Fundraising Fandangos.

As a very excitable member of the Chennai Challenge Team 2K12 (<< does this make me cool!?) I have decided to waffle about fundraising, primarily to keep Isaac (my Team Leader) happy, and perhaps because I find it therapeutic, Ladies and Gentlemen you have been warned. >.< Basically, insane as it sounds I have spent…
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March 11, 2012 2

Curry and hockey – Fundraising times

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post in ages, but as usual time is running away from me, where have the weeks gone? I only have one exam left and then a long summer stretches ahead of me – India seems closer every day, and ever more exciting. A few weeks ago (well, more…
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June 18, 2011 0

Fund Raising Fun

So one of the most challenging things for me about Chennai Challenge is raising the money.  This has changed from when I first went.  On my first visit raising the funds was easy(ish).  I had a network of local people around me who all helped me to organise events and raise money in inventive ways. …
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May 14, 2011 0

The Simpler Side of Life

It is amazing to sometimes stop and consider what you actually need. I come to this ground breaking realisation shortly after making the point accidently whilst talking to a Rotary club about Chennai Challenge.  Having the opportunity to talk to Brewood and district Rotary Club about who we are and what we do was great,…
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March 4, 2011 0