MY STORY – THE GIVING WALL
For many years now I have organised events within my own village to raise money for local causes and charities. We have baked cakes, held quiz nights, and organised ceilidhs where we danced our feet off in our village barn. They can be a lot of fun and they bring the community together which is always a great thing to do but boy do they require a lot of work and sometimes for a small amount of profit. I know every little bit helps but what if you want to raise a significant amount to make a big difference for your cause.
In more recent times I have joined a team of volunteers at our local charity the Friary, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Here they help disadvantaged adults to rebuild their lives by providing them with services, advice and emotional support. They open their doors to offer the homeless a shower, a meal and a place to come to and feel cared for. Like many homeless shelters, they rely on the generosity of their supporters and fundraising events to enable them to keep caring for the homeless.
I have been searching for new fundraising ideas to raise money for the Friary. I knew I needed to do more than hold a quiz night or a bake sale. I stumbled across an idea that really caught my attention. One of the reasons it excited me was that there was very little time, effort, manpower or costs involved, yet it managed to raise a very significant amount of money. In fact it will raise £20,100. Honestly. It is as simple as this.
You sell 200 tickets. Each ticket is numbered from 1 through to 200. The amount you pay for your ticket is the number shown on your ticket. So if you choose to buy number 5 you pay £5 for your ticket. If you choose number 49 then you pay £49 for your ticket and choose number 108 and you pay £108. Once all 200 tickets are sold, you have made £20,100 for your chosen charity/club/cause.
This really blew me away and created a lot of excitement in me to trial it for my next fundraiser. The only problem was that the tickets had to be sold manually. This involved placing a board up with the 200 tickets pinned to it and then passing the word around to ask each person to go to a particular venue and purchase their chosen ticket.
This part sounded a little on the messy side to me so I came up with this electronic version and I called it The Giving Wall. What I thought was going to be a simple idea has turned into something a bit bigger but even more exciting than I ever dreamed.
Not only can I use this platform for my own Friary fundraising events but I can share it with you and anyone who would like to raise money for their own cause, whether it be a charity, corporation, education, community or an individual, you can use my Giving Wall Platform to raise £20,100 for your own cause.
Why should you use THE GIVING WALL?
With little effort and time you will raise £20,100 for a cause or charity close to your heart. It is that easy. Yes there are other fundraising platforms but none that guarantee you can raise £20,100 with the sale of only 200 tickets. What are you waiting for?
I mentioned above that the charity closest to my heart is The Friary who help the homeless by giving them a hand up. When I raise money from any event I organise, one hundred percent of the funds raised will go to the Friary. When you decide to use the Giving Wall Platform to raise money for your cause, all the monies will go straight to your charities bank account and then you will have the option to share a small percentage of your profits with my chosen charity the Friary.
So whichever cause or charity you are supporting, you will also be making a difference to the life of the homeless.
Go to The Giving Wall and Give from the Heart and remember that no one has ever become poor by giving. Giving just makes us feel good knowing we are doing good for others.
If you would like to use The Giving Wall platform to raise money for your cause please complete the form and before you can say, ‘the more you give the more you live’ you will see for yourself how easy it is to reach your £20,100 target for your chosen cause.
Thank you from my heart