If the British Red Cross gave you £100 one day you’d probably be a bit surprised as you’d know we wouldn’t give away our valuable cash willy nilly. But there you are, just say, with a crisp one hundred smackers in your hand from us, what do you do with it? Get the rounds in at your local pub? Get tickets to the footy? Or, use it to generate more much-needed cash for us?
If it’s the latter, you might be tempted to take it straight to the bookies for a flutter to do this, but we’d have to insist you took that £100 and turned it into £300 or more for the British Red Cross through a brilliant fundraising project or event. This is not just a hypothetical scenario, but the basis of Hundred 2 Hundreds – a brand new initiative we have launched, open to young people across the southeast. And I think it’s a winner.
Rather than simply asking people to donate to the Red Cross, Hundred 2 Hundreds is a way of encouraging groups of people aged 15 to 25, to use their initiative to work together and come up with their own inspiring fundraising projects and events. With a bit of help from us – £100 plus advice and support from local fundraisers and youth coordinators – each group aims to at least treble the amount given. A judging panel will make the £100 award to nine teams.
So, feeling inspired? If you’re aged 15 to 25 and live in the southeast and reckon you can treble your, or rather our money, to support our vital work, email Angela Morgan or Wendy Solesbury for an application form. The closing date for entries is 8 September.