Our latest results (£1.8 million raised for causes so far) show how passionate our members are about their causes. This amazing amount has been raised by people shopping online and searching the web in the name of their good cause but it turns out they’ll also go a whole lot further to raise funds.
We asked our Facebook fundraisers ‘What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for charity?’ and the answers really inspired us:
Kathryn Mitson recently had all her hair shaved off in aid of www.camillesappeal.co.uk. Kathryn was inspired to do this in support of Camille, a brave three year girl suffering from an inoperable brain tumour. Kathryn says, “Camille has lost her hair through the gruelling chemotherapy treatment that she is currently relying on to save her life. Having no hair at all is a frightening prospect to anyone so me shaving my hair off is my way of showing my respect to Camille and what she is going through.”
Kathryn has raised almost £2000 so far – what an acheievment. Another head shaver is Sinead McCarrey who had her long hair cropped short for Sense Scotland. Liz Elmont trekked across the desert in Jordan, trekked the Inca Trail in Peru and did a skydive all for Dogs For The Disabled, while her husband skied to the North Pole for Great Ormond Street Hospital. What a team! More intrepid trekkers – Laura Henderson walked the Pentlands Hills in the hail and snow at the age of 12 and Bill Piper is off to Nepal in October to raise money for his local hospice.
Shirley Eason bravely jumped out of a plane for JMECA – Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association and took part in a mammoth London – Oxford cycle ride – ouch!
The last word, or rather not, goes to Deborah Salmon who managed an ALL DAY sponsored silence in aid of OXFAM’s Sudan appeal.
What lengths have you been to for your cause? Add your comments below…..