There's sneaky behind-the-scenes fundraising shenanigans going on in Christchurch, and often we have no idea until the funds appear in our bank account. Read on to learn more . . .
We recently received a very cool email:
Anna, Maddie, Mel, Rach and Bex from Holmes Solutions did a fitness event to raise money for The Christchurch Aunties, with tremendous success. They each ran/walked 25km, rowed 25km and biked 100km in one day - which sounds pretty exhausting. The generous team at Koha Fitness kindly let them run their event onsite.
"We had a few people from our work support us for the whole day with other people popping in to cheer us on - we're honoured to support such an amazing charity" explains Bex.
This kind and very fit team raised $2,190, which makes a big impact on a small organisation like ours.
The Holmes Solutions event got us thinking about how Aunties of all genders and backgrounds are doing cool fundraising stuff out there. An important part of our job is requesting funding for operational costs, Jan The Van, and our security fund. We know that networking and diplomatically asking for cash is a thing that not-for-profits have to do. BUT . . . it's particularly awesome when Aunties out there just go and get good sh*t done, then surprise us with the funds! Thank you to all those who fundraise for us - this image is just a snippet of the people who have supported us financially this year: