We're kicking the summer off with a fundraising challenge - are you ready to take part? Here at RCV UK its fair to say we've got BIG plans for the future! To make our dreams a reality we need your help to raise the necessary funds. We are 100% Not for Profit and everything we do for the community is from money we've raised or had donated. We're asking for your help to make July our best ever month for fundraising - which will mean a jam-packed Autumn of activities.
We are asking people in our community to commit to a challenge of their choosing and raise money for us to continue with our mission in Risca and the surrounding areas.
Whether you want to run/walk/swim a mile a day through July. Bake up a storm, take a vow of silence or even a sponsored knit-a-thon - do what you love and raise vital funds for our charity.
First, let's start by telling you why we do what we do.
Since 2020 we have been working tirelessly to help vulnerable people in our community. We focused on ensuring no-one felt alone, hungry, or frightened through the pandemic. We started Tin on a Wall to restock food banks that had been depleted like never before. To help overcome the overwhelming loneliness felt by those isolated by the strict lockdown rules - we were there for them. Arranging their shopping, prescription requests, taking them to urgent doctor's appointments or simply giving them a regular kindness call to make sure they were ok.
We were there through the pandemic for those that needed help the most, but the effects of the pandemic have not gone away. Loneliness and food insecurity still exist within our community. Now we've turned our attention to ensuring families hit the hardest by the cost of living crisis have a helping hand in the community. Whilst of course still being there for our wonderful VIPs enhancing the clubs and services we have on offer for them. Risca Community Volunteers are here for the long term for those in need.
Then, now, always fighting for those who need someone in their corner.
Three steps to fundraising success:
Step 1: Choose your Challenge!
You can do whatever you like for your fundraising challenge. Whether it's a fitness challenge, a giving something up challenge, or even as simple as a reading challenge - the choice is completely yours! We have some fun and some crazy challenge ideas in this pack. Remember to consider your own fitness levels and abilities when picking a challenge.
Step 2: Set up your fundraising page
We recommend you set up a page on Justgiving - we're registered on there as a charity and you can pledge any money you raise directly to us. It's an easy way to share on your social channels and get friends and family to sponsor you. Don't worry we have a separate guide on how to do this.
If you want to want to go old school and download a traditional sponsor form - we've got a guide coming from 1st July on this. All money you collect will have to be brought to our hub at Channel View or We Connect Cafe by August 10th.
Step 3: Start Fundraising
Our fundraising pack is full of ideas on how you can raise money for RCVUK. So even if you don't want to commit to a full challenge don't worry you can still take part
What are you Waiting For?
Sign up for our fundraising challenge today and do something amazing for your community. You can download your fundraising pack on our website here. You can also find our sponsor forms and can subscribe to our mailing list which will keep you up to date with how the fundraising challenge is going.
We'll also be releasing what we'll be giving our fundraisers as a thank you over the coming few days - so stay posted for updates.
As always - thank you for your support.