I'm a 4th year student in UCD, and am delighted to be involved in this year's 100minds project, fundraising for the children's charities Barnardos and Blossom Ireland.
Having seen the incredible impact made by last year's participants, I can't wait to get started! While the task seems daunting now, I'm hoping to bring my experience from previous fundraising projects, such as the Irish Society's Relay for Life, or my work with The Umbrella Foundation to 100minds. I've had ideas flying around my head since day one, and can't wait to organise them all into an event that brings us closer to our overall target of €150,000
I worked with children this summer, teaching art at a camp for both typical children and those with learning difficulties. Through this, I've seen just how much of a difference the right support can make to a child. Barnardos and Blossom Ireland are making an incredible difference in the lives of children who need it most, and I'm proud to be supporting their work. You can read more about both charities on their websites -
Donations can be made most easily here on my profile - all you need to do is click the red button on the top right hand side! - and any and all will bring us that bit closer to the target! I'll also be posting updates here throughout, so check back for news on events and progress as the project continues!
If you have any questions, (or incredible fundraising ideas that you'd love to share!), don't hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Brainstorms and Mind Maps
Posted: almost 6 years ago
While I've had a hundred vague, half formed ideas since the start of 100minds, the time finally came this weekend to get some of them down on paper and try to form a clearer picture of how exactly I plan to fundraise!
My need to put off college work for as long as possible, along with my (slightly obsessive) organisation skills led to a colour coded mind map. I'm hoping to incorporate my own interests - crafts and DIY, food and baking, talking a lot... - into my eventual plan. All that remains to be seen is how - breakfasts, coffee mornings, sales of work, designing and making a unique product are all definite maybes!
I can't wait to get started on my project - check back here in the next few days for the big idea (although I still have no idea what it'll be myself yet!)
Thanks for reading, Emily
Posted: almost 6 years ago
While everything's been quiet for the last few weeks with exams, I've been busy working on my fundraising pans at the same time. I decided to set up a Christmas Market Stall, selling bracelets and candles that I made myself. Last week I participated in a Christmas market, which went fantastically well, and since then I've been selling via word-of-mouth. Now that exams are over, I'll be selling the last of my stock, and gearing up to finish off my fundraising after the Christmas break - whether it's relaunching bracelets and products in time for Valentine's Day, or a totally new idea! Either way, now that I'm off to a good start, it seems a lot easier to keep the ball rolling!