Intrepid Aylesham triathlete, Kirsty Frost, is going the distance not just with her training but the fundraising too.
Ahead of participating in the Tough Runners Triathlon on 18th July, Kirsty has been extremely active fundraising in increasingly more imaginative ways and her total is now at a whopping £739.
This is in no small part down to her sister-in-law, Sandra, whose fledging Whitfield-based cake business, kindly donated a luxurious cheesecake (pictured) to raffle to family and friends during Mental Health Awareness Week. Kirsty’s cousin, Lauren, has also got involved by donating a selection of incredible treats making Kirsty’s fundraiser a real family affair.
Armed with her donated sweet treats, Kirsty raised funds by allocating 30 raffle tickets to friends and family in return for a minimum donation of £2 to her justgiving fundraising page. Kirsty was amazed when all the tickets sold in under an hour and discovered all her supporters were very generous with their donations too. With the cheesecake draw now completed, Kirsty is hoping to give her fundraising an additional boost when Lauren’s bitesize cake selection (pictured) gets raffled on Friday, 14th May.
Sandra and Lauren are both delighted because Kirsty’s online fundraising has helped build their profile around Aylesham, where busy Kirsty is part of a community committee called ‘Aylesham4Aylesham’. Kirsty is delighted because she has smashed her original fundraising target of £500 more than 2 months ahead of her event. And South Kent Mind are delighted because Kirsty and her supporters have raised critical funds and awareness through their kindness and ingenuity.
If you would like to donate to Kirsty’s fundraising target you can do that here.
Now Kirsty has set a new fundraising benchmark, could you do better? Maybe you have friends that could donate a prize or service (hairdressing, nail painting or decorating) for your online fundraising raffle?
Not sure what event to do. Visit our Challenges & Events page and you should get lots of inspiration there.
Please remember if you are planning to ask for donations in return for goods or services, donations to your page won’t be eligible for Gift Aid.
If you are setting up a raffle, please ensure you familiarise yourself with the Gambling Commission’s regulations around online fundraising before creating your page.