When should I apply for a charity place?

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05/11/2006 at 22:45
I have a charity place, I've had it for about 5 weeks now amd have already started my fundraising. The charity is close to my heart for 2 reasons and as a family we have raised for them before. there's no fixed amount, I reckon I can raise around £2000. It's also well known that i want to do the FLM anyway and this is causing me a bit of trouble at work as my workmates don't know if they're sponsoring me or paying for me to do the FLM. So far I've managed to convince them that it IS for charity and not just for me. But cynicism rules unfortunately.

I doubt I could raise for a charity i didn't believe in though.
06/11/2006 at 05:57
You have a point Mark, one that has been raised by forumites in the past.

One view is that the r*nner and the charity both gain, so everyone is happy. The other view is that it is unfair to ask friends and family to pay so that you can do something you wanted to do anyway. Each to their own.

It's also a sad fact that some causes are more emotive than others. For instance, like it or not, sick kids will tend to tug at the heartstrings more than care of the elderly. On the whole I think this is reflected in the amount asked for by the charity.

Good luck to you all.
06/11/2006 at 09:16
I don't know if I totally agree on this. Doing the marathon requires a big effort on a person and so many do admire the achievement. For me personally its the people who white water raft or go on long horse rides that I begrudge paying towards as when you speak to them its not really an effort - my friend did long distance riding as a hobby and did a trek across Iceland for a charity. It was just an extension of her hobby, we paid for it and it didn't require any extra training or effort on her part. Same from a chap I spoke to about his rafting trip.
06/11/2006 at 09:39
beatty - very true.

Mind you, distance running is my hobby. I didn't feel guilty about asking for sponsorship though because I paid for my place and for all my transport, accommodation, food etc.
06/11/2006 at 13:32
I applied and was successful getting a golden bond place back in early August. I still apllied for the ballot as well.

I am running for Help the Hospices and I know when applying for them you can opt to run for a particular hospice.
08/11/2006 at 19:04
i want to run for bliss and as my money come out of bank i think im out of ballot but bliss say i have to wait untill i get my letter and now havent replyed to my email asking what my chances are of a golden place does any one know ? as i need to step up my training and i need to start raising money as they ask alot to be raised but dont give much time to raise it.
08/11/2006 at 19:12
sorry my money come out 2nd and i gave the money up. sorry
09/11/2006 at 16:15
Heard today that got a place to run for Headway the charity for people and their families who have had head injuries. Gulp!

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