Top Ten Ways to Take Action
Action for Brain Injury Week is a great opportunity to raise awareness of brain injury throughout the UK. This year, the week runs from 12th – 18th May and we are asking everyone to join us and take action.
This year we would like to build on last year’s success, where, with your help, we managed to raise over £8,500 throughout the week. For 2014 we have thought of lots of different ways for everyone to join us and take action.
Share your story
By sharing your experiences of brain injury we can raise more awareness.
Whether you decide to invite friends and family round and share your story, or hold a bake sale at work to highlight the Child Brain Injury Trust and acquired brain injury to your colleagues, it brings us a step closer to making sure no one faces the effects of brain injury alone.
If you would like to share your story with us and perhaps write a blog post about your experiences, then please contact our Fundraising Coordinator.
Dress Up Day
This is a great way to get the whole school or work place taking Action for Brain Injury Week.
If your work often hosts ‘dress down Fridays’, then why not have a change and host your own ‘Dress Up Friday’. All your work colleagues can pay a £5 to come to work in their best attire.
For schools wanting to get involved, you can hold any kind of ‘Dress Up Day’ and pay a small amount to wear your fancy dress to school – don’t forget to make sure the teachers join in.
If you have any questions, or would like collection boxes to host your own ‘Dress Up Day’ then please contact our Fundraising Coordinator
Come Dine with Me
Why not bring this popular TV show into your home during Action for Brain Injury Week?
Plan your own gourmet night, then invite some friends and family round and ask them to score your food at the end of the night. They can then make a charitable donation based on how high they scored you – so get cooking!
We won’t be able to help with the cooking, but if you have any other questions please contact our Fundraising Coordinator
A World Record Breaking Day
This is a great way to bring together the office, or friends and family.
Visit the Challengers Guinness World Records Official Website and choose some weird and wonderful world records for you, your friends or work colleagues can try to beat. Can you keep 5 balloons in the air for more than 9 seconds? How many dominoes can you stack in 30 seconds? Pay your entry fee and have a go. It sounds a lot easier than it is.
For help setting up your ‘World Record Breaking Day’ please contact our Fundraising Coordinator.
Why not take action and hold a bake sale at work, or your local school?
This is a classic fundraising idea, but everyone loves cake! Especially as a Friday treat, so why challenge the office bakers and then sell off their tasty treats? For recipe ideas look no further than our official Child Brain Injury Trust Recipe Book.
If you need any other fundraising materials to make your tasty treats, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator.
Join us on Twitter and Facebook
Throughout Action for Brain Injury Week we will be tweeting and sharing exclusive stories through social media. Joining us on Facebook and Twitter is also a great way to make sure you don’t miss out and spread the word with us.
Hold a Coffee Morning
Coffee Mornings are a great excuse to bring friends and family together, bake some cakes, and have a good catch up with your loved ones.
During Action for Brain Injury Week you could hold your own coffee morning in aid of the Child Brain Injury Trust; make sure you send us your photos of all the great cakes you bake.
For more information, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator.
Sponsored walks are an excellent way to involve the whole community in Action for Brain Injury Week. Your local school could organise a sponsored walk around their field, or you could organise your own. Either way, it is a family friendly event for everyone to get involved in.
Don’t forget that we are here to help you organise your event and are always happy to answer any questions. To start organising your sponsored walk today, simply email our Fundraising Coordinator.
Ebay for Charity
Action for Brain Injury Week is also a great excuse for a clear out. You can sell your unwanted items on Ebay for Charity and donate the money straight to the Child Brain Injury Trust.
For more information on how to set up an Ebay account, or how to donate to Charity through Ebay visit the Ebay website.
Host your own School or Pub Quiz night and donate the entry fee to the Child Brain Injury Trust. The only thing you need to do now is find yourself a quiz master, and don’t forget your ‘facts about the brain’ round.
For more information on how to organise your own quiz night, please contact our Fundraising Coordinator.