Not only does fundraising make us more visible in the community, it also spreads awareness and starts the conversation around the loneliness that 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.
As many charities, The Widows Empowerment Trust gets most of its contributions through fundraising, but fundraising involves so much more. 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.
Uncomfortable in joining as a volunteer? Help us raise money by launching your own fundraiser! We raise money to provide widows support in so many ways. For fundraising, the CEO of The Widows Empowerment Trust skydived to raise funds for the charity that she is so passionate about.
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 vital to ensure the well-being and social inclusion of widows and widowers.
It teaches bystanders how they can help. Many people have experienced someone close to them losing a life partner, and are unsure how to help.
It shows the different ways grief can present itself. A lot of the general public are not aware of the impact of loneliness and grieving. We want to help people tackle this with more confidence.
It makes widows aware that we are here for them. We meet users through our events that may never have found us, and it´s so essential for us to reach more people in need.
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.