cancer research race for life

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Small Biz & Charities' MoneySaving
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lazylinslazylins Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Small Biz & Charities' MoneySaving

this year i an doing the race for life in aid of cancer research.

iam with the rosemary conley-bedford team and will be joining in on the 17th of july 05.

the problem is as it is for a cause i hold close to my heart, i want to raise as much money for them as i can.

i was hoping people could help me to think of different ways to raise money, other than just asking family, (i dont really know that many people to ask) so dont think i will do too well.

any ideas would be much appreciated


lins :j


  • How about a car boot sale,get your family and friends to route out stuff they no longer need and sell it.

    We all have stuff hanging around in attics ,backs of cupboards.:D
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    We often have stories in the paper about local people doing marathons etc and telling us how we can sponsor them. If you can make an 'angle' out of it - local GP was the latest one I remember, but there's also been stories about people running in memory of friends, family etc. - ring the local paper and see if you can get their attention.

    And here's a story: can you get a playgroup or school or Brownie pack or someone photogenic to decorate a t-shirt for you, and that way you've got a photo opportunity too ...

    You can also be pushy and ask friends and relatives if they will take your sponsor forms into their places of work, worship and socialising. It's amazing - I think - how generous people will be if they feel they have even a tenuous connection with an event like this.

    Do share how you get on: charity my husband works for is hoping to persuade people to run the local half-marathon later this year and any other ideas will be useful!
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