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If you know me, you’ll know how passionate I am about fundraising. It’s not all just about the amount of money raised but the meaning behind it – why I do it, who it’s for, there’s always a reason behind my fundraising which makes it all so meaningful.

My History of Fundraising and What It Means to Me

Fundraising isn’t something I do a hobby. There’s so much more meaning to it for me. I was first introduced to fundraising in Primary school, where we would fill our little St Joseph’s penny boxes. I would make it my utmost mission to overfill that box with 1p, 2p, 5p (and whatever coins I could).

Copper coins

Form then the first big fundraising event was in high school. I was told about St Ann’s Hospice, by the cooking teacher and how she was looking for volunteers to help fundraise for them. I volunteered with a group of people, my best friend being one of them.

We collated merchandise to sell around the school and the biggest part of all was wearing our yellow t-shirts to participate in the St Ann’s Hospice Midnight Walk. It was wonderful to be part of such a large amount of people who shared so much positive energy and carried the spirit on throughout the event.

A lot of people completed the event with family but we were in year 11 I think and we just went there ourselves and enjoyed it so much whilst doing something for a good cause.

Since then I have organised my own event to fundraise through JustGiving in December 2015. I planned a 5k walk around Salford to raise money for Tommy’s in memory

Read the full original post here authored by Natasha Bolger. You can visit her blog here.

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