Community fundraising during the pandemic

The fundraising team are extremely excited to be preparing for our first proper North and East Yorkshire stall event this weekend at Oliver’s Mount in Scarborough. Our Community Fundraising events have been severely affected by the virus lockdown measures, which have hit us hard in the pocket with over £450,000 lost from regular and repeat events which we had booked into our calendar so far this year, which sadly did not go ahead.

Perhaps it’s understanding then that the teams have built up a head of steam for grass roots fundraising in what is left of the summer of 2020. Our fundraising equipment has been dusted down and wiped over, stacked into our branded vans and we are looking forward to setting up alongside our supporters at the famous Scarborough event to hopefully engage with our donors and the general public again, and boost our coffers with much needed donations. We will have our stall there, with a helmet kindly donated by Intogear of Hull, signed by the riders which we will be raffling.

It feels almost normal again, but it isn’t and we know that. Our passionate and totally committed teams have been briefed with Covid 19 safety regulations and have adapted our stall and equipment to keep our staff, volunteers and the general public as safe as possible. We are well aware that we could be operating like this for many months and maybe longer, but we are willing, we are ready and we are so looking forward to seeing you all again, so come along and support the event and our life saving charity!