With the festive period well and truly upon us, local education charity Inspire Suffolk are asking their supporters to give a gift to them by fundraising to help their work supporting young people in our county to overcome personal challenges onto a positive next step.
The aim of the campaign is to inspire local businesses with simple and small fundraising ideas, which collectively will make a big difference to the local charity. Ideas include Gift Wrapping Stations in your office, sending digital cards instead of physical ones and donating the cost you would usually spend to Inspire Suffolk and their simple and festive 100-Square-Grid competition, amongst others.
Sara Warburton, Fundraising & Events Officer at Inspire Suffolk says: “We’re calling on local people and companies to help a local young person start the New Year with hope by taking part in our Christmas Fundraising Challenges. Next year, we aim to help over 650 young people and over 6,000 children in our local community, but we need your support today to help us make that a reality. We’re really looking forward to seeing all of the fun everyone gets up to!”
With your fundraising, Inspire Suffolk could use £20 to fund a young person’s space on a coach to an outward bound residential trip, which is fundamental to overcoming challenges, building confidence and breaking away from their current situation. £995 could have a big impact by allowing the charity to fund six young people to attend an industry related programme ‘Step Up’ to train and upskill them for specific careers like construction.
Inspire Suffolk will be championing their Christmas fundraisers on their social media so are encouraging people to share their festivities with the hashtag #InspiredChristmas.
You can find out all of their festive fundraising inspiration and free downloads at https://inspiresuffolk.org.uk/christmas-2018-fundraising-campaign/