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    LEC5552003
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    Fund Raising Events

    Hey all,

    Thought it wud be gd if we cud maybe support or even attend, or just help eachother with fund/awareness raising events we are taking part in or attending. I know we're far and wide spread, but it to me at least seems a wonderful idea for us all to try and pull together as forumies (if that is a word.....it is now )
    I have a fund raising gig for money to be donated to the MNDA on Sat the 15th Jan this year. It is a gig including 5 bands, 1 of which I will be ipad drumming for.
    If ne1else has events planned wud be awesome to hear bout them, n see wot we can all do to help

    Martin

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    Hi Martin,

    The MNDA has a wide range of events that people can sign up for, anything from walking over a bed of hot coals to walking the Great Wall of China. From speaking to other members, it seems that we are a keen bunch of fundraisers, which is excellent news.

    I'm signed up for a fire-walk this year, although I am currently waiting for a confirmed time, date and location as its been postponed a few times due to a lack of volunteers. I've currently raised 195 from friends and family although I'm aiming to raise more before the event. My partner and I (and some volunteers from the MNDA) raised just shy of 2k in October last year thanks to the beer drinkers of Birmingham, it was a fab event.

    I know one of the other forum members mentioned they raised 44,000 last year, which is phenomenal. My new year's resolution is to raise 5k this year for the association, and I think it would be wonderful if we could all share ideas and any thoughts/worries etc that we have about fund-raising events.

    There are also small things we could do to help raise money, for example, if anyone here uses eBay to sell things, you can set up something on your account to ask people buying from you if they want to donate 1 to the MNDA when they put their payments through. I definitely recommend speaking to your local group to see if they have anything planned or any ideas aswell.

    Jenni

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    LEC5552003
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    Hi Jenn,

    That all snds awesome, will u're fire walk be sponsored? If so how wud we go about sponsoring u? I am hoping to join sum local groups sn.
    I like the idea of an event arranged by us from on here that we cud all attend n meet up at as well, think that wud be really cool, what does everyone else think?

    Martin

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    i agree, why dont we sort out a social, when i was at work, we used to all meet, somewhere central - like birmingham!!

    not sure what mind you - suggestions?

    john

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    LEC5552003
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    Ye sumwhere in the Midlands is gd for fairness to north and south, Anyone know of any selfdrive hire places for wheelchair accessible vehicles? May help get more people there if transport is less of an issue.
    I like the idea of a meet up at a fundraising event that all us no matter how disabled by the disease cud take part?
    Agreed tho - suggestions?

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    One of the issues I find with fund-raising events is that while we are all happy to support one another, the difficulty is getting those who don't know about MND to either donate, lend support or even take part themselves, which is why I think some big events would be ideal. Of course, every fund-raising event is worthwhile and wonderful, no matter what amount is raised but raising awareness is also key. The more people we can educate about MND and the Association the better.

    A social would be a nice idea, but we would certainly have to take into account that some of the folk on here may have mobility and travel difficulties. Location, timing, accommodation, financial aspects would all be something to take into consideration too. I certainly think it would be a great idea to get our heads together and see what we can achieve though.

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    LEC5552003
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    Ye thats wot I am hoping we can use this thread for to arrange large events and even ones where we can meet eachother/socialise. Hopefully lots of people will get involved in this thread n we an succeed with this. I personally am almost quadraplegic now so fully understand the travel problems, accommodation etc. I agree if we all put our heads together we can do this.

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    So worried about spending more than I raise!
    I'm talking to a local theatre about a charity screening of a film and agree with Jenni that the awareness is as important as the amount raised. Of course a profit is always good. Our chair, Ann Murphy writes letters of thanks to the local newspapers by way of a published formal thank you to those attending an event, and a call to arms to those who would like to know more - a great way of getting in to the papers through the letters page. Ann also uses the free listing in the "Clubs and Groups" section to let people know about the open meetings of our branch and the guest speaker, and again includes the website details.

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    Batty
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    I am all for this, how about naidex at NEC next year. Regards mark.

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    LEC5552003
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    Do u have details of where n when it is Mark? Snds gd but will need lots of planning as previously posted about. I'm goin to have to look silly now n say wot is naidax exactly?

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