As you may have guessed from the title, I held my quiz last weekend. It was a fantastic success and I managed to raise over £1000!
The evening started early with all my helpers at the hall laying out the tables and getting the food set up. So, we were ready by 7.30 when people starting arriving. Tracy, who had written the quiz for me, couldn’t attend, so my mum was the quiz master. As the evening progressed, the results for each team’s round were projected onto a big screen at the front of the room, which added a sense of excitement through the evening.
I held it at my local village hall with an amazing turn out of almost 100 guests, so we were all packed in quite tightly! Amazing I had managed to hire the hall for free thanks to the village trustees and their support.
I would also like to thank Tracy who wrote the quiz, which everyone enjoyed. But congratulations to YYY Delila for annihilating the competition – even the Proquizzers, although my team unfortunately did come second last! 🙂
There is a long list of people I’d like to thank,
- Skip and the scout helpers for supplied and preparing the excellent ploughman’s
- Everyone who came
- Everyone who donated raffle prized
- My dad for donating the keg of beer
- Tracy for the quiz
- And everyone who helped me on the night and beforehand to make the evening run so smoothly
- And of course, my mum who helped me plan and was an incredible quiz master.
Here is some snap shots of the event at the start, I got so busy I didn’t take any once everyone arrived
Project Trust provides many suggestions for fund-raising. One of the ideas was, loose change jars. For anyone who has read right back to the beginning of this blog, you will know that I designed some loose change jars to put into local shops. And to be honest, I didn’t really think this would be a great way to raise much money.
So, being a little disorganised, I didn’t get round to getting them out into shops until the end of February. And now, I think that I have missed out on some serious fundraising. This is because for just being out for just over a mouth one of the jars in our local Budgens’ has come back filled with coins – to a total of just under £100!!!
Me feeling very proud of my piles of 2p’s 😀
So I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to donate as you can see it really does make a difference.
On another note, I AM OVER HALF WAY TO MY TOTAL FUNDRAISING!! My current total is just over £3100 🙂 and with the quiz in just under two weeks (which I will be sure to keep you updated about), and hopefully a supermarket bag pack and a car boot sale, I am feeling more hopeful that I can make it
I just wanted to let you know where I am with trying to reach the target of £6200 (the total I need to raise). I have been very lucky and have great friends and family who have donated and been very supportive. And the events I have run have been successful so that helps the money to trickle in. I have also been fortunate enough to have to have success with some of the fundraising letters to charitable trusts. It took quite a while for the first responses to come in, after sending out the early fundraising letter, I almost gave up, but then I had a few positive responses which really boosted my spirits.
So my current total is just over £2500; so still a long way to go but I’m feeling a lot more positive that I was two months ago. And I’m busy, but really looking forward to the quiz in a month.
If you want to have a look at the fundraising progress, or donate, here is my virgin money giving link:
I am exhausted! Today was the scout jumble sale, so normally that means for me, help set up, sell jumble and clear away, but today instead of selling jumble, I was in charge of the refreshments! This entailed making teas, coffee and squash and selling them with cake. My friends and family and many of the scout parents had been making cake for the previous 24 hours and the end display was incredible. We sold over 200 cakes! And i manage to make just over £80!!
I am really grateful for the first Comberton scout group for letting me run it, and everybody who donated and help out. I couldn’t have done it without you 🙂
I am now trying a new technique or raising money, Ebay! It is my first time using it and I have to say it took me a lot longer than I though it would, this is probable due to my WiFi, but also a steep learning curb 🙂
I have to thank everyone who has given me bits and bobs to donate, but a massive thank you to the WI (again) who have supplied me with a multitude of hand bags and scarfs. Its a slow process I haven’t even started on the scarfs yet
Anything that doesn’t sell well, I will be selling a my carboot sale which I will be having soon. I’ll keep you informed on how it goes!
I was invited to speak to our local WI tonight, as they had offered to donate to my fund-raising cause. For those of you that don’t know, the WI (or Women’s Institute) is a charity, “formed in 1915 to revitalise rural communities and encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then the organisation’s aims have broadened and the WI is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK.”
What I didn’t know is that their anthem is the hymn Jerusalem – I found out because we all stood and sung this hymn at the start of the meeting tonight. Then they had some WI business to discuss, and after 10 minutes, it was my turn.
I stood up to tell everyone about my plans and the work I will be doing in India. I talked a little bit about Project trust itself, about teaching in rural India, and my fundraising efforts so far. They had lots of questions, about the food I would be eating, where I would be going, and the language I would use.
It seemed to go well, they were all very kind and were worried about what jabs I would need. And at the end, to my delight, they gave me a donation of £50!! And they also invited me back after my Project Trust year to give them an update – I look forward to it 🙂
Many thanks to everyone in the Comberton WI, particularly Sandra and Nerys for inviting me.
I want to tell you about an incredible adventure that I will be going on with the help of my friends (one if which is also going away with Project Trust to Honduras – Charlotte https://helpcharlottehelphonduras.wordpress.com/)
WE WILL BE WALKING TO INDIA
Well, not literally, but together we will cover the 7,458 km that it would take to get there, (though as this is a joint event it is only fair we also travel the distance to Honduras so we will go a bit further to make up for the 8,428 km to Honduras).
The rules are simple, you can you use any physical mode of transport, walking, cycling, rowing and running to clock up our distance until we reach the target. And because of this I have never been as glad as I am now that I cycle to school
I’ll keep you updated on how its going!