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By taking part in the Kerry Challenge, you are helping DEBRA Ireland fund vital services like our EB Community Care Programme which includes our Family Support Worker and an Outreach Nurse. By completing the Kerry Challenge you will make a huge difference to the lives of patients and families living with EB.
We ask you to raise a minimum of €650 to ensure we can continue our vital services. Many participants pay the €300 costs themselves and fundraise the donation of €350. We are here to help you raise these funds and the following tips will hopefully help you.
Depending on how much experience you have fundraising, you will probably find you’ll need to do a number of fundraising activities to reach your target. We understand that fundraising is sometimes difficult and will require a good bit of planning but it can also be alot of fun and you will be surprised how much support your family, friends and colleagues will give you.
Once you register we will send you out a registration pack including our fundraising tips and plenty of sponsorship forms. Bring them along with you when you’re meeting up with friends or family and get them to sponsor you there and then!
Set Up An Online Fundraising Page
Setting up your own online fundraising page makes it easier for friends and family to sponsor you without the need for cash/cheques. Here’s a link to EverydayHero where you can set one up. Once you’ve registered you can upload pictures and tell friends, family and colleagues about your event so they can see how your fundraising is progressing. Supporters can also leave a personal message for you once they’ve sponsored you. It’s a quick and simple way to start your fundraising. Don’t forget to post your EverydayHero link to your Facebook page to let all your friends know.
Host Your Own Event
Sometimes all you really need is to run one big event and you’ll find you’ll raise all your sponsorship money at it. You could host a Table Quiz / Cake Sale / Coffee Morning / Raffle – this is the time to be creative! We can help with posters and information leaflets. Contact your local pub and see will they give you the venue for free? Contact local shops for raffle prizes.
Why not hold a bag pack in your local supermarket or a church gate or public collection?
Contact your local supermarket, church or pub to arrange a collection. Once you have permission from the manager, parish priest, landlord to collect you can do so without a permit. If you wish to arrange a collection in a public area you must contact the Gardaí in order to obtain a street collection permit.
Best of Luck!
Whatever you decide to do we hope you enjoy it and we wish you lots of luck with it! Thank you so much for your support and do let us know how you’re getting on or if you need some extra help. Why not post your fundraising stories to our Facebook page