The Charity Aspect of Junior Miss Bolton and Bury
Junior Miss Bolton and Bury – 2
As part of Junior Miss Bolton and Bury, we have to raise money for charity, and that charity is Variety. As I mentioned in my last article, charity work is a large aspect of the competition. The minimum amount of money to raise was £200, all money above this goes to Variety.
Variety is a children’s charity who support children and young people across the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. Last year they provided 70 wheelchairs, 63 sunshine coaches and 182 grants for specialist equipment.
For the final, I raised £1607.89 and here’s how…
With limited time left at school, I used any opportunity I had to raise money for Variety, including a collection after a drama production I took part in, and soon after doing a sweet sale on the Friday before school ended.
I also did a raffle, and I set up a Virgin money giving page to sell more tickets. The donated prizes for the raffle, were a signed football shirt, an Aura voucher for a massage and a chocolate hamper, which brought in more interest in the purchase of raffle tickets.
My dad did Tough Mudder with a team from work, and the company donated money to Variety.
I also ordered collection boxes, and after attaching my homemade labels, I left them in the Victoria Inn (Fannys) and the newsagents, on Markland hill.
The fundraising was quite challenging as I had to come up with ideas that would raise money and that I would also be able to do considering I’m 13. However, it was a fantastic experience, and I am hoping to raise even more money for Variety soon.