A charity is a non-profit organisation and this means that they rely on the generosity of donors, sponsors and the general public in order to continue providing their services. According to statistics, there are around 166,000 registered charities currently in operation in the UK and this means that some organisations are not as well-known as others. Read on as we go over three different ways that you can help sponsor Speed of Sight…
There is nothing more exciting than a traditional pub quiz at the local boozer, and they can also be an effective way to raise money for a good cause. Throughout the event, a donation box can be set up for those who are willing to part with a bit of spare cash, or the host can even ask for an individual or team entry fee that will be donated to the charity in question at the very end of the quiz. This allows participants to raise awareness and funds without feeling like they are being pressured into donating.
Although the idea may sound like an American imitation, a community bake sale is one of the most effective ways to sponsor a charity. After all, it is incredibly cost-effective to put on and children often do a lot of the marketing by convincing their parents to purchase a cupcake, or two! Of course, there is a little bit of skill, preparation and expense involved in a bake sale sponsorship, however the proceeds are typically worth it.
Putting your body to the test in order to raise funds is a tale as old as time. After all, people have taken part in sponsored swimming, hiking and running for decades! The reason why extreme sports tend to obtain so much attention is because humans are naturally inquisitive and this means that sponsoring a loved one, friend or acquaintance take part in an activity for charity is often more interesting. Plus, there are so many charities in the UK that it is impossible to donate to every single one so these activates tend to make people aware and encourage them to make a donation.
The freedom of driving is something that we tend to take for granted as the blind and disabled are robbed of this privilege from the onset of their disability. Here at Speed of Sight, we hold driving days to give people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to the ability to sit behind the wheel of a car and feel the wind in their hair. With this said, we rely on your generosity to keep this service going! To find out more information about sponsorship and fund-raising, get in contact with a member of the Speed of Sight team today!