How can you Do More With Mercy Corps?

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  • Don’t go it alone: get the whole office involved
  • Get fit while you fundraise and sign up for one of our fantastic fundraising cycling events.
  • Do what you know: turn a hobby like music or art into a fundraiser and enjoy your own event!

Join us and help people living in the toughest places turn the crises they face into the opportunities they deserve.

Aim high and push yourself with a real challenge, we will help you every step of the way. To find our more get in touch: eu-fundraising@mercycorps.org

Take Part: sign up for one of our fantastic challenge events

2016 offers a whole host of fantastic challenge events that you can take part in to raise money to support our work. Check out the below events and get signed up today!

The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon
Set in the stunning Scottish highlands on the 9th of July, the Quad challenges you to swim 0.8 miles across a Loch, walk or run 15 miles over 7 Munro cycle 34 miles, and Kayak 7 miles all in one exhilarating day. The Quad is an event for those who relish the challenge of an endurance test. The event is designed to be accessible to people of all abilities, from more experienced athletes who want to push themselves to the limit or those who wish to set themselves a new challenge and improve their fitness. Find out more here.

Tour de Forth
The stunning Tour de Forth takes place on Sunday 5th June 2016. The 97.3km route around Edinburgh’s River Forth provides spectacular views of the firth and the two bridges along the way. Challenge yourself on the hilly first half, but remember to save something for the smooth and fast return leg. Definitely and event for the keen cyclist. Find out more here.

The Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge
Over 5,500 hardy souls have battled the Scottish wilderness to complete the magnificent Rob Roy Challenge, will you join them? There is something for everyone at any level with 4 routes to choose from: Schiehallion's Shadow -16 mile walk, 56 mile cycle. Big Red -16 mile walk, 35 mile cycle. MacGregor's Leap -16 mile walk, 15 mile cycle. Rob Roy Ramble - 16 mile walk. With a central base at Kenmore, competitors can encourage friends and family to come along to support challengers and to enjoy the Rob Roy Challenge Festival weekend. Find out more here.

Hold your own fundraiser

Cook, dance, sing, make cake or just get together. Have fun, achieve a goal and be part of something special.

Whether you are keen on Karoke, pub quizzes, bake sales or coffee mornings - there is no limit to what you can do. Our amazing fundraisers really will go to any lengths to support Mercy Corps!

Use your own hobbies, skills and trades to create a great personalised event. Don’t forget - turning something you already do into a fundraiser can be the easiest way to raise money; are you an artist? Sculptor? Musician? Use these talents to create a fundraiser personal to you that your friends will be sure to enjoy.

Get Sponsored: meet your own goals with a personal challenge

Always wanted to try a 10K or a marathon? Always fancied skydiving? Now is your chance to do something exciting and get supported all the way. You can download the fundraising pack from the bottom of the page to help you get started or check out the A-Z of ideas for some inspiration. When you are ready, fill in the fundraising form and send it to eu-fundraising@mercycorps.org to get started.

Fundraise with your school or work

Coming together with your colleagues can be a great and effective way to raise funds as a team. Whether you take on a challenge together, hold a sweepstake fundraiser, a raffle or a pub quiz; you can do your bit as a group to affect change in the lives of people all around the world.

School fundraising is an incredible way to combine learning with compassion and action! Make learning about global citizenship a reality by coming together as a school to act to change lives. We are here to support your fundraising with school talks, videos and materials including the Our Global World School Resource Pack below that you can download to kick start your fundraising journey. If you are interested in hearing more about our variety of school talks or resources get in touch with the fundraising team on 0131 662 5160 or eu-fundraising@mercycorps.org

What difference will I make?

Mercy Corps works in more than 40 countries where poverty, hunger and conflict keep people from realising their potential. We believe that even in the world’s most challenging places, people have the power to transform their own lives when they have the right resources. Your fundraising efforts - through personal challenges, family gifts and community events - support our work to bring relief, recovery and resilience to individuals, families and communities.

You can transform lives. Watch what your fundraising can achieve here

Where the money you raise goes

Mercy Corps works around the world to make a difference to those living in the toughest places. The money you raise will go to where there is greatest need. You can also choose to support our Emergency Response Fund to help ensure that we can always respond quickly when disaster strikes. Or, you can get in touch if there is a specific country or project which you’d like to support.

How do I get started?

The possibilities to fundraise and have fun are endless! We want to make everything as easy as possible for you. Your event is only three steps away:

1. Read our Fundraising Pack for some great tips and ideas and our Community Fundraising Guidelines for some advice on things to think about when planning an event.
2. Call us for a chat. We would be delighted to hear from you, discuss your event and answer any questions. Call on +44(0)131 662 5176 or email eu-fundraising@mercycorps.org.
3. To make your fundraising easier – and to give us an opportunity to support you - complete our Registration Form.

Attachments

PDF icon Mercy Corps Fundraising Pack PDF icon Mercy Corps A-Z Fundraising Ideas PDF icon Our Global World Schools Pack File Fundraising Registration PDF icon Community Fundraising Guidelines