Our Covid-19 Crowdfunder page has been up and running for a week now and we've had such a brilliant response so far. Thank you to everyone who has supported us already. If you'd like to get involved, we've put together this blog showing the top three ways you can help our campaign get the biggest reach possible. The more support we can get over the next few weeks, the more we can do to help bring our service users out of isolation and into connected networks and friendships.
There are three main ways you can help our Crowdfunder campaign hit our £1,200 target. Take a look at the advice below and see how you can get involved!
One of the most effective ways you can get involved in our crowdfunder is to make a pledge or invest in one of our many fantastic rewards. The main goal of this crowdfunder is to help invest in technology that will bring our service users together and tackle isolation. We want to supply at least 6 of our more isolated service users with tablets and mobile data plans allowing them to access video calls and online educational media to maintain engagement during covid-19 lockdown. At around £200 each, we have set an initial target of £1200 to help us achieve this goal with scope for funding further projects should we exceed this.
This technology doesn't come cheap and in many cases we would like to offer a data-plan for those who don't have access to a WiFi connection which can incur increased costs as well. Any donation, of whatever value, would be used to continue the valuable work we do.
We've still got 32 days left on the crowdfunder campaign so, if you've already pledged, why not send your friends and family a quick message sharing how important the work we do at Key Enterprises is? Using social media such as twitter and Facebook to share the crowdfunder campaign is a fast way to reach lots of people. It's also worth speaking to friends and family on an individual basis to create that personal connection in fundraising.
The Newcastle Chronicle were also kind enough to share our story in an article on their website, you can read it and share it with your friends here: https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/equipment-coronavirus-lockdown-charity-disability-18586515
If you've got a blog and want to share the mission of Key Enterprises then please get in touch, we'd be delighted to speak to you!
3. Fundraising Activities
There are endless fundraising ideas you can get involved with to help support our Crowdfunder. The Giving Machine created a list on their website showing 97 ways of fundraising, you can read it for inspiration here: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/fundraising-ideas/
Bike-rides, runs and walks, why not organise a 5K for K|E? You could get together with some friends and family, all chip in a fiver to the crowdfunder and enjoy a 5K walk run or cycle (or however you'd like to challenge yourself!). Take some photos and share them with us, we'd love to see what you get up to! You can post photos to our social media channels or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can use the widget below to see how much progress we are making:
Thank you for all of your hard work so far to support us. Every penny of the Crowdfunder goes to improving the lives of our Service Users through the support we provide here at Key Enterprises.