Generate income for your branch using Big Steps of Hope
This year, many volunteers and fundraisers had planned to take part in mass-participation walking and running events that have unfortunately been cancelled due to COVID-19. For the MND Association and its branches and groups, this is a vital source of income that has been lost as participants often raise funds through sponsorship from friends, family and colleagues.
Big Steps of Hope is an alternative event that allows fundraisers to complete their own individual Walk to d’feet MND or Virtual Walk challenge, while following government guidance and social distancing measures. 100% of the profit from the participant’s entry fee is donated to the MND Association nationally, but Big Steps of Hope can be used by branches and groups to raise funds locally. By encouraging supporters in your area to sign up, set up an online fundraising page, and collect sponsorship from their friends, family and colleagues, participants can raise additional funds for your branch or group.
Our participants have raised over £10,000 in sponsorship this year (as of 28/07/2020) – with many deciding the direct their donations to one of their local MND Association branch or group, including:
- Mike, who has raised £751 for the West Yorkshire branch.
- Jayne and Alex, who have raised £1073 for the South Yorkshire branch.
- Anita, who has raised over £2000 for the Milton Keynes branch.
- Clare, who has raised £71 so far for the East Sussex branch.
Ready to start raising some vital funds? Here’s how we can make a difference, both nationally and locally: