So, the next step for us is to come up with a fundraising idea that can help contribute to the cost of the trip (it’s not cheap). However, the GVN team have kindly sent a comprehensive guide including a number of tips e.g. getting started, event ideas, letter writing, success stories and resources*.
*There is a section on the benefits of fundraising including the tax deductibles etc. but since we are in Dubai we skipped this bit.
I particularly like the way the options are grouped:
- As easy as 1-2-3
- Moderate energy required
- Pulled off with a bit more work
- For the truly enthusiastic
We are hoping to involve Sadie’s school along with the obvious call on friends and family connections. Ideas so far are:
- Jumble sale – added benefit of having a clear out
- Sponsored sport
- Quiz night
- Tea party
- Event of some sort – maybe a challenge – involving Sadie 🙂