What did you do to fundraise and make a difference?
My fundraising was simply done through sharing my page on Facebook. I posted my walks every day to keep everyone informed about the challenge and keep myself motivated. I shared information from the Shake It Up Facebook page to educate friends and family on Parkinson’s. And whilst at times like this not everyone can help out financially I was overwhelmed with the support I received. I also found it rewarding when anyone commented on the information I shared as it helped them to understand too.
I would have loved to have done a cake bake sale to help raise more funds but this pandemic put a stop to that occurring.
What advice do you have for others looking to make a difference?
I would say that if they have a social media platform then share, share and share some more. I know people don’t like to ask personally for donations but online it is very easy. Stay committed to the cause by giving yourself a reminder to post each day. Also if possible do a bake sale, a guess how many lollies are in the jar, something that is easy to do in a workplace. I unfortunately was working from home so didn’t have the ability to do this. I think it’s just all about doing something little each day.
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