Many people hear the Molly Olly Story and want to support us. The only problem is that they are not sure what to do or how to go about it. We are here to offer advice and help both in terms of coming up with the idea, advising on how to arrange the event or challenge, and provide the marketing support you need.
Here are a few ideas on how you can raise money to help the children with life threatening illnesses:
• By donating a product or service we could raffle or auction?
• Coffee mornings and cake sales
• Quiz nights
• Ladies’ pamper evenings
• Give up something for a week, month or more and donate the saving
• Dress down days at work
• Sponsored walks, runs, cycle rides, or other sporting challenges, even in the gym
• Arrange a party large or small
• Persuade your company or school to select Molly Olly’s Wishes as their preferred charity
• Check if your company has a match funding scheme as they will match the funds raised.
• Car boot sales, garage sales, jumble sales, table top sales
• Promise auction or slave auction
• Bag packing at your local supermarket
• Talent show or fashion show
• Ask Molly Olly’s Wishes for one of our special collection boxes
• Competitions and quizzes
• Fancy dress and mask making day
Its important that you chose something that you will enjoy.
Have fun and good luck.October 9, 2015 at 3:41 pm | News | No comment
Molly Olly’s Wishes got a huge boost when we were supported recently by Free Radio with their Give It Up Appeal. As well as the £12,000 raised by people in Coventry and Warwickshire area by giving up all sorts of treats from chocolate, fake tans, trips to the coffee shop to their wages and even their hair, it also helped to increase awareness of our charity in the local area. Thank you in particular to JD and Roisin along with Toby, Phil and all the team.October 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm | News | No comment
“If anyone said to me a couple of years ago that I would be climbing Kilimanjaro I would of laughed out loud and said no way! But the funny thing was it was my idea! I remembered saying to Rachel that this was what I wanted to do and there was only one reason for doing it… For Molly Olly Wishes. Why else would I want to walk for hours and days and sleep in a tent?!
It was the most amazing experience that I will never forget but also horrendous at the same time. The weather, storms, terrain and millions of rocks that faced me every day. The people in my group were supportive and so encouraging but it was the African guys that made the trip for me. They were there to pull, push and keep you safe at all times especially on summit night when you thought you couldn’t go on and make it to the top. When hearing that others in different groups had collapsed and were rushed back down the mountain, you were grateful to be alive at the top. The views were out of this world and I could just about smile for the camera. When at the top you then had 5 hours down, 3 if you were quicker. I had two African men to carry me down a little way as my legs would not carry me! At the bottom we were greeted with champagne and lunch and it never felt so good! Would I recommend it? Yes, but not for the faint hearted, there are no washing facilities, just wet wipes……!”
Written by Lucy May, who raised a magnificent £6,148 for Molly Olly’s Wishes. Lucy was Molly’s teacher and now a close friend of the family.
Thank you Lucy xOctober 9, 2015 at 1:42 pm | News | No comment