Here at Speed of Sight, we work hard in order to provide the blind and disabled with the gift of driving in a safe environment. Fundraising is essential for the wellbeing of organisations like ours as only a select few charities receive funding directly from the government. With this said, there are many misconceptions floating around on the web about what it means to fundraise.
Myth: You have to raise a lot of money
Fundraising events come in all shapes and sizes, and this means that the amount of money that is collected can differ considerably. The idea that every event must result in a four-digit grand-total is incredibly off-putting for potential fundraisers as it is often hard to predict the outcome of an event. Luckily, this myth couldn’t be further from the truth as every charity will graciously accept all fundraising amounts, no matter how big or small.
Myth: There is no planning involved
From sports days to bake sales, there is always an element of preparation involved in fundraising. There is a common misconception that it is possible to hold a successful event through guesswork, however there is actually a lot of nitty-gritty boxes to tick and regulations to abide by. With this said, charity fundraising isn’t meant to be difficult and an event that has been thoughtfully pre-planned is bound to be successful.
Myth: People don’t want to donate
It is important to remember that not everybody has disposable cash available that they can part with, even for a good cause. Statistics suggest that 25 million people in the UK live pay check to pay check. With this said, this doesn’t mean that fundraising itself is obsolete and shouldn’t be carried out because there are still people out there who do have the means to donate and want to donate.
Although blind people are not permitted to drive on real roads, the Speed of Sight team have designed specialised cars and buggies that have dual controls in order to provide an experience that they will never forget. After all, driving is a gift that everyone should be able to experience. To find out more information about charity fundraising and our driving days, get in contact with a member of the Speed of Sight team today!