Hola! I think it is about time for another little fundraising update since I've just read back over my last one, my second barefoot...

I got slimed! - Fundraising Update

Hola!

I think it is about time for another little fundraising update since I've just read back over my last one, my second barefoot day, and a lot has happened since! It was only last month but in my fundraising calendar it seems like such a long time ago. I was close to reaching £600 but since then I have been able t more than double that so much so that I'm now on £1216.59! So how have I done it?

I mentioned a few of the things I was planning in that post, such as the pubic collections and a no sugar month, not all things went to plan but I'll get to that after. I also arranged a few extra things here and there to bump up my total. The 11th of April was our first deadline day. We had to reach £950 by midday otherwise we would have to defer or cancel our place on the trip. There were a few times where I was unsure I would actually make it but in the final week I was able to pull straight through and smash it!

So what have I done then?

The public collections went well. Firstly I took a trip to York to spend the day wearing my Supergirl costume collecting any spare change people were willing to give. Some apparently had a spare five pound note! It was such a lovely day, despite the forecast of pouring rain. Two lovely ladies offered to buy me a hot drink because it was pretty cold but I politely declined knowing I was having a break soon after. Later one though I didn''t really get the choice when a young Yorkshire lad donated all his change and had been to Greggs to get a hot chocolate for me without me even knowing! Not only that, Wagamama were going round offering free samosa samples - I was given two! Overall it was a fantastic day for fundraising and I raised an amazing £100.33!! A massive boost to my total. Not only that, I have done an afternoon in Hull City Centre (people aren't quite as nice and there were a lot of drunks) and most recently a day at Manchester Piccadilly Station together helping me raise at least another £150!

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I organised getting slimed outside my SU before we officially broke up for Easter and it was a slimey success! Initially I advertised it that for every £25 raised, another bucket of slime will be poured over my head, but it is very difficult to get people to donate before an event. Anyway, the time came and I had 4 buckets being poured over my head with quite a lot of people watching! I raised Just over £62 on the day from holding buckets during the event and then a friend who dared me to do it donated another £27.08 (making my total a whole number)! That was at least £50 more than I was planning!

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In the week running up to my deadline, I was only £15 off reaching it and luckily the Ship & Royal Pub in Lytham allowed me to go round with my Grand National Sweepstake getting everyone involved, instead of just my family! The winner took half and the other half made went to charity! Another £40 raised, smashing my first deadline!

Finally, on the night of deadline day, I hosted a pub quiz at the Station Pub and Grill. After quite a few last minute complications, I was able to raise just under £80! It was a lot less than I had initially planned but a good bump up nonetheless!

Here's to continuing to increase that amount!

On the other side, I attempted the no sugar month but nobody was sponsoring me since I have been doing so many other things and the same with the 10K. I struggled to train for the 10K due to a hockey injury so I have given my place to a friend. Hopefully I will do one before I climb the mountain though! The £100 in 100 hours challenge kind of worked and kind of didn't. Again I was doing a lot of other things at the same time. I did do some live videos of me cracking eggs on my head and putting whipped cream all over my face but it didn't get me very far. On the plus side the first live video did create some more awareness!

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It wasn't nice to put whipped cream all over my face or have eggs cracked on my head, even if I did it too myself! All for a good cause I suppose!

I'm nearly half way to my overall target now which is positive and I still have a few ideas up my sleeve so hopefully I will get there! Although any help you can give would be a massive help! (Please donate via mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kiralcurtiskilimanjaro!) This week I shall be doing a carboot with lots of donated items from neighbours and I'm selling things on eBay too. Fingers crossed that it will bump me up even more!

Have you got any ideas I could do?

- KC xx


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