The end of Fundraise February was a couple of weeks ago and we just wanted to give a summary of some of the brilliant fundraising events that have been organised. Fundraise February is our annual way of bringing together our supporters and raising much needed funds for our charity.
Louise Fetigan said “As February is the month of Valentine’s Day we thought it was the perfect time to ask people to show some love for the families of those who serve in the British Armed Forces by getting involved with Fundraise February. It has been very humbling to see schools, shops, companies and community groups fundraising to help keep our work going.”
Some of the highlights of the month included:
- The children at Curridge Primary School took part in a sponsored read during half term to help raise funds for new books. Head teacher Jackie Livermore told us “As it was Fundraise February our children decided to split the money raised between their school library and Little Troopers. We raised £115 to help the charity.”
- The Innsworth Military Wives Choir in Gloucester held a collection at their AGM and social evening raising brilliant £69.40
- Dalton Barracks Costcutter put collection boxes in the store throughout the month and raised £25
- A pancake and valentine craft morning at the Middle Wallop Community Centre raised nearly £70.
- One of our supporters, Cheryl made 30 bags of toffee to sell to family and friends. Her efforts raised £165!
- Stanley and Maud announced that they would donate £3 from every sale of a beautiful bracelet engraved with ‘You are stronger than you know’
- Teddy Bear Lane Memory Bears also donated £3 for every military bear ordered during the month
- Mini Bugs in Bulford organised a fundraising coffee morning
Louise adds “Everyone’s support means so much. As an independent charity we rely on voluntary income to continue our work.”
You can fundraise for Little Troopers throughout the year. You can find some ideas and lots of resources to help in our Fundraising resource centre