Ideas and advice please. (long term mn-er with my volunteer name on)
I am going to South Sudan in the autumn to work for a month at a nursing and midwifery college. I am hoping this will be the start of ongoing links with where I work (as a midwife) but the official link stuff is very tentative and drawn out and in the hands of the exec board)
I need to raise some money. To cover my stay (basics. Flights are covered) and more importantly to get supplies of teaching materials to take with me.
What sort of figures are you talking about ? Do you belong to anything (Church, a choir, a sports club, etc) as people will often get involved if it's someone they know. Would Cake sales / a fundraising night do it ?
In case you haven't come across this before (if you have, stop reading here ), you need to ask people to donate a talent/promise which you auction off on the night.
Examples include an hours ironing, a 3 course meal for 6 in their house, a cake a week for a month, a week in a holiday cottage etc etc. They can be very small things but ideally you will have at least one big one (like the holiday cottage).
Get someone who can really act up the roll of auctioneer and make an evening of it.