Since Christmas, fundraising has been a bit slow. I hit my target of £3000 a month early and decided to have a short break to focus on other priorities in my life. This was a huge mistake. Once you’ve got the ball rolling, don’t stop. It’s so difficult to get motivated and do well with fundraising again.
However I have accomplished a few things. I redesigned my leaflet and ordered 1000 of them. I was stingey with my first lot and want to be able to hand these leaflets out as much as I can. Vistaprint was having a sale and it worked out that i only paid £20 extra and got 700 more than last time. So definitely worth it.
I also put all the clothes that didn’t sell at the car boot sale on eBay. Wow! Car boot sales were a huge mistake. I’ve made a lot more money through using eBay. All the items are set for auction for a week all starting at 99p with either £2.80 or £3.30 p&p depending on first class or second class. So far I have made £30.39 from doing this.
On Friday 10th February, me and a few friends did bag packing at our local Tesco. Unfortunately most people did not want their bags packed and even half the people who said yes did not donate. However we still raised £30.41 which is better than nothing as I did not have to pay anything for this event. I think next time I need a table set up and big buckets to put the money in rather than my loose change jars.
My total right now is £3137.69, which is 50.61% of my target. I’ve got 5 months to go, I can do this!!
The next few months should be exciting. The first thing planned is my sponsored skydive. I recieved a quote from a company and just need to finalise the details. But hopefully I should jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft from the ground with 30 seconds of free fall on the 30th June! I am hoping many people will sponsor me. Although I don’t think I have a fear of heights (I love flying in planes), I’m definitely scared of falling. This has been a fear since I was really young. So hopefully it’ll make a few people chuckle knowing I’m going to screaming at the top of my lungs for 30 seconds which will feel like 30 years to me.
If anyone would like to sponsor me please ask to fill out a sponsorship form or donate to my virgin money giving page and state its sponsorship for my skydive.
I will hopefully be doing some more bag packing, this time at a local garden centre/warehouse. I have a charity paintballing day coming up too, if anyone is interested please contact me. I am also hoping to start doing some face painting. If anyone needs a face painter then please let me know!