I first started my foray into fundraising when my children were in Day Care. What on earth am I supposed to do with this ‘crate’ of chocolate bars? There were the children’s birthday parties, or should I say events? I’ve had Bob The Builder, ponies, fire engines, treasure hunts and the only thing I would never do again is good old ‘pass the parcel’ – horrifying experience for all involved!
Well, it just steam-rolled from there, primary school brought with it a plethora of opportunities to stretch my imagination and flex my fundraising muscle! Of course, I’m not the only mother to get involved in school fundraising, far from it…BUT, I ENJOYED IT and I took on more and more tasks, including the bi-annual Country Fair. Then I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
It was my children that showed me what could be achieved, and in our little local school, they raised well over $3000 for Breast Cancer Network Australia from a school sausage sizzle, pink cup cakes, pink ribbon pins and wrist bands and donations. They placed a box in each classroom for a week and asked the children to consider donating the change from lunch orders. They were and are, my inspiration.
Since my treatment ended, I have dedicated myself to hosting fundraising events for cancer research.
I hope that I can share with you all, some of the lessons that I’ve learnt along the way. xx