There are so many ways to fundraise:
Sponsored events are very popular – walking, cycling, running, swimming, even bungee jumps or parachute jumps for the more adventurous!
Some more popular ideas are:
If your activity is sponsored don’t forget to complete a sponsor form which gives each sponsor’s title (ie Mr/Mrs etc), first name, surname, full home address, post code, Gift Aid declaration (ie to tick a box which confirms the charity can claim gift aid on their behalf) and finally the amount of the donation.
This allows us to claim back the Gift Aid and means we can claim back an extra 25% back from the government on every donation without it costing you a penny more.
Above all enjoy and have fun!
Some important things to think about:
Keep yourself safe – before undertaking any activity that is physically demanding, we highly recommend that you find out the level of fitness required and, if necessary, check with your GP.
Please do not undertake door to door collections. People do not like strangers knocking on their doors asking for money and you need a licence from your local authority if you intend doing any street collections.
"Strength-based family intervention after pediatric ABI is essential. Parents need to be equipped with the skills to cope and advocate for the child."
"Often families don't have the financial capability to access services. We need to rethink how we delivery neuro-rehab services to children and young people"
"We are medical practitioners. The real experts are the parents. Over the last 35 years they have taught me everything I know"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is prove to bring health improvements; improve independence; a decline in the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Poor parenting styles affects children's behavior; increased their learning disability; and had a negative impact on emotions; anxiety; anger management post brain injury"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"When someone has a brain injury, early access to local, specialist rehabilitation is crucial to ensure the maximum recovery and make significant savings to the state in health costs"
"Different 'experts' involved in pediatric neuro-rehabilitation come from different organisational cultures which causes conflict and has a negative effect on the outcomes for the child."