Cure Leukaemia is once again preparing to encourage its supporters and the wider public to help raise £40,000 during Blood Cancer Awareness month this September.
Cure Leukaemia’s ‘Just One More’ campaign focuses on how donations of £1 from many people can make a significant difference and in 2015 the campaign raised £40,000 enough to fund a specialist research nurse for year. Cure Leukaemia is hoping to repeat this figure and even surpass last year with a number of events already planned throughout the month.
Charity partner The Binding Site has 30 members of staff taking part in the Wolf Run on September 3rd. Brewin Dolphin’s Birmingham office is holding its annual five-a-side football tournament at Star City on September 8th. Cure Leukaemia funded specialist research nurse Donna Walsh and 20-year-old leukaemia patient Jaymz Goodman will be doing a skydive on Saturday September 10th alongside staff members from Pinsent Masons and OGL Computer.
Former patient and firefighter Adam Joyce will be leading a team of emergency service staff on three-day human hamster wheel challenge in Brindleyplace from the 16th-18th September.
Cure Leukaemia will also be supported at Worcester Warriors’ first home game of the new season against local rivals Gloucester on Friday September 9th.
To close the month’s activity Friday September 30th has been announced as ‘Wear Red Day’ where people will be encouraged to donate £1 and wear at least one piece of red clothing to work. Wear red days have been a great success in previous years with many businesses throughout the Midlands getting their workforce involved.
To further encourage members of the public, Cure Leukaemia has created an award for the most successful fundraiser during the campaign with a shortlist of nominees announced on October 24th. A host of fundraising materials including an information pack with hints, tips, inspiring stories and mini desktop collection boxes are available by request as the charity hopes to engage with the wider community in the Midlands.
Cure Leukaemia CEO James McLaughlin said: “The success of ‘Just One More’ last year proved how people don’t need to cycle 300 miles or run a half marathon to help make a difference.
We saw lots of innovative fundraising ideas from our supporters and I’m sure this year will be no different. It’s already looking like a busy month and I’d like to encourage people out there to get involved and help us fund ‘Just One More’ research nurse because you will be helping save lives here in the Midlands.”
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 236 9202 to request a fundraising pack and to get involved in the ‘Just One More’ campaign.
Stuck for ideas? Well, here are three examples that worked in 2015:
The Cure Leukaemia office employed a fines jar for the month of September and it proved a great success. £150 was raised from a team of 6 staff with each person being allocated a 'buzz' word, phrase or action. It worked a treat and was great fun too!
Charity partner Succeed held an office cake bake to raise funds for 'Just One More' with this cake taking 1st place! A great way to involve the whole workforce.
Our friends at Rewired PR had a donation system for every hot drink made in the office during the month. 5p a drink may not sound like much but being an office that loves a hot drink the total went up very quickly!
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017