FUND RAISE WITH US THIS SUMMER
After months of lockdown, the warmer weather of summer is luring people outdoors again, trying to do things that are as normal as possible – whilst staying safe.
We hope that you will remember the ministry of SAT-7 and even think about combining your summer activities with some fundraising fun. Our A to Z of ideas are a mix of solo and group events and challenges. Many of them will work as both virtual activities if you need to stay in isolation or as physical events if you are able to meet up with others.
Remember, every £1 you raise will bring SAT-7’s Christian programmes to two people in the Middle East and North Africa for a whole year!
The easiest way to collect donations for your event is through an online fundraising platform – we recommend JustGiving. It enables you to get the word out far and wide, and it’s easy for people to make a donation. Best of all, JustGiving sends the money to SAT-7 UK – you don’t need to do anything else!
SAT-7 Ambassador Liz Allen has already taken up the challenge. After this year’s London Marathon was postponed until October, its organisers invited charity fundraisers to take on the 2.6 Challenge – an activity of their choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26.
“I’m certainly not terribly fit and a bit limited in what I can do,” said Liz, who is registered blind as a result of a childhood brain tumour; she also has hypopituitary disorder and admits to “very dodgy knees”! Nevertheless, Hertfordshire-based Liz devised and completed her own list of ten 2.6 challenges.
She started very locally, with 26 minutes tidying her bedroom and 26 rapid ascents of her staircase. She went slightly further afield to include 26 times up and down her garden, 26 laps of a local lake, and 13,000 steps in a day.
Liz said: “I have been really taken with SAT-7 and the wonderful work you do. I hope the small donation from my 2.6 exploits will help just a little bit.”
If you are planning a summer fundraising activity for SAT-7, we would love to hear from you.
You can let us know what you are doing and when, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.