I am the Fundraising Manager for Scottish Families, this means I look for money from all kinds of sources; collecting cans, events, donations from individuals, companies, runs, walks, trusts and grants – big or small all amounts are appreciated! People often say my job must be hard but actually I am blown away by how generous the people of Scotland are.
The biggest challenge for fundraising for Scottish Families is that a lot of people don’t understand that we are a charity and need to raise money to help provide our services. Funding is never certain so donations are very important to us. We have a small number of amazing supporters and we want this number to grow. Every time we get a new supporter or a new donation it means the world to us and the people we support.
Fundraising for our charity is important for three reasons :
- It helps keep our local and national services running
- It helps raise the profile of the work that we do, helping to tackle the stigma that still can surround drug and alcohol misuse and
- It is fun! Whether you set yourself a personal goal, organise a social event or do something completely wacky and out there, why not try getting involved in fundraising for Scottish Families?
I would love to hear your fundraising ideas or share some of ours.