Fundraise For Us
Thank you for taking the first step in supporting us. The fact that you are reading this means that you are now aware of Alfie's Journey with a brain stem tumour, called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma(DIPG).
Awareness is so important, which is why we share Alfie's Journey with DIPG at every opportunity.
We have sent out thousands of HeadSmart Awareness cards, and plan on sending out even more this year to help highlight the symptoms of Paediatric brain tumours.
If you would like some symptom cards or a sponsor pack for an upcoming event, please email: [email protected]
100% of every £1 raised through Alfie Bear's Journey Fund, goes directly to The Brain Tumour Charity, to help children affected by a DIPG tumour. The Brain Tumour Charity do not use any of the money raised through us for admin or fundraising costs.
There are many ways in which you can fundraise for Alfie Bear's Journey Fund or perhaps you already have an idea in mind. Here are just some of the wonderful things that our supporters have done, to give you some inspiration.
- If you work in a shop or know someone who does, perhaps you would like to display one of our donation boxes on the counter?
- Please contact: [email protected] and we will get a box sent out to you.
- If you are a local school, you could hold a mufti day/fancy dress day and ask every student to pay 50p - £1.00 .
- Do you enjoy baking? Perhaps you could hold a cake and coffee morning or to make it more unique you could hold a themed tea party.
- If you are the energetic type, you could do a sponsored run, walk, bike ride, tough mudder. There are so many events going on locally.
- Pub quizzes are a fun way to raise money and awareness. Speak to your local pub, write-up some questions and invite everyone you know.
There are so many ways to fundraise, if you have a unique idea we would love to hear about it.
How Your Company Can Support Us
We are currently looking for companies to kindly support Alfie Bear's Journey Fund through 2018/19.
If your company is looking to support a local charity in 2018/19, or you can nominate a charity through your workplace and would like to know more about Alfie Bear's Journey Fund, then please contact us for more information.
Fundraising is great fun within the workplace and can often bring colleagues together.
You will be helping to raise awareness and funds for a truly worthy cause while boosting your company profile and demonstrating your commitment to your local community.
Another great way for companies to support us is by offering 'Gifts in Kind' This could either be by offering us goods or services that would save the charity money or by donating a raffle or auction prize for one of our events.
If you think you can help us in some way please contact: [email protected] or call us on (01604) 451418
Easy Ways to Fundraise For Us
You can now help us raise funds through recycling your old printer cartridges and mobile phones.
We have recently signed up to Recycle4Charity and have received our own boxes and envelopes so we can collect used printer cartridges and old mobiles. Alfie Bear's Journey Fund will receive up to £1 for every used inkjet printer cartridge. Up to £5 for every laser & toner cartridge and up to £70 for mobile phones.
So if you have any used cartridges or an old mobile just laying in a draw, please consider recycling them through us.
If you are a business or school and would like one of our recycling boxes please contact us on [email protected] and we can arrange to have one sent to you.
If you would like one of our recycling envelopes, you can get them directly from us or by clicking our charity recycle link here http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/Register/C66650
Thank you :-)
Do you shop online? You can now help us to raise funds for free while you shop.
easyfundraising is a fantastic way to raise money for Alfie Bear's Journey Fund.
Shop online from over 2,700 retailers and they will give us a donation every time you buy something at no extra cost to you.
12 people have already signed up to support us and helped raise £260.92 so far.
Please see here, for more details on how to sign up http://www.alfiebearsjourney.co.uk/easyfundraisingforus.html
Why Fundraise For Us?
- Brain tumours are the biggest Cancer killer of children and young adults in the UK, with 450 children being diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.
- Every 9 days, a UK child will be diagnosed with DIPG.
- DIPG is both inoperable and incurable and has a 0% survival rate!
- Over £500 million is spent on Cancer Research every year, yet less than 2% of UK funding goes towards Brain Tumour Research.
Each year, The Brain Tumour Charity invest over £2.5million in to world-class brain tumour research covering both lab and clinical research.
Alfie Bear's Journey Fund aims to help in the fight against paediatric brain tumours, specifically DIPG by raising awareness through sharing our Alfie's story, and raising funds for DIPG Research to help children affected by a DIPG tumour.
Being told your child has a brain tumour is devastating, but being told it carries a 0% survival rate and there is "Nothing more that can be done" is indescribable. This needs to change, and we are determined to be a part of that change.
Our Alfie was a little fighter, and he will always be our biggest inspiration.
We feel very passionately about making a difference in our Sons memory and place enormous value on the fundraising that our supporters do for us.
We could not continue to raise awareness and vital funds without your help.
Thank you ♥
Awareness + Funding + Research = Cure
How to Join our JustGiving Team Page?
To join our team page, first you need to go to https://www.justgiving.com and click 'Get Started' to create your account.
Next you need to create your fundraising page, where you can add your event name, photo's etc.
You will be asked to select your chosen charity. Please select 'The Brain Tumour Charity.
Once you have completed all the above, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/teams/alfiesjourneyfundteam
On our team page you will see Alfie's photo at the top. Underneath his photo, next to 'Team Members' you will see Join the team
Click to join and it will automatically send us an email so we can authorise your new fundraising page.
Now you are a member of Alfie's Journey Fund Team and can share your link with all your friends.
Please feel free to share your link on our Facebook page too and let us know how you are getting on.