We raise money to support our cause in so many ways. This time the CEO of The Widows Empowerment Trust agreed to skydive to raise funds for the charity she is so passionate about.
As many charities, The Widows Empowerment Trust gets most of its contributions through fundraising, but fundraising involves so much more.
Not only does it make us more visible in the community, it also spreads awareness and starts the conversation around the loneliness we work so hard to counteract. As the solution to any social issue is to first inform and educate people about what is happening, this is a great way for us to reach the public and potentially people who need the service.
Joining our fundraising team is also a great way to network. The days are normally filled with action and varied tasks, and volunteers of a like-minded nature.
Proving that age is just a number, Zuriel Kigho won our an award for being our youngest volunteer in 2017. She contributed to donations and fundraising events all year. We couldn´t be more proud of her.
We are a registered charity, and a number of our services depend entirely on the generosity of the public. But even more critical, our fundraising gives a voice to people who don´t have one. Widows and widowers are a marginalised group in our society and sadly, overlooked most the majority of the time. We want to teach the general public why it is so vital to ensure the well-being and social inclusion of widows and widowers. Here are just some of the things we want to achieve through fundraising:
Our volunteers are a fantastic group of people, and really give 100% in our fundraising activities. If you are a project manager, work in PR, media, marketing or have experience organising larger events, you could really make a difference by volunteering with us.