So- it’s going ahead
I just issued a press release for it. Some people are already having a fit about not being included in it… but that’s not my problem. I am a business woman at the moment and I really couldn’t give two hoots who does or doesn’t want to be included. I want maximum coverage for my charity. It’s only a shame I didn’t issue it sooner.
By the end of the week… it will be over. I will have sold tickets- made money for the charity and have done my bit for the year. Then I can go back to being a simple classroom assistant- who aspires to be a teacher. I can go back to being Ben’s Lady and I can go back to being lil quiet- but crazy ole me!
It looks set to be a fab night. We’ve sold a fair amount of tickets and a few more on the night I hope.
The bands are playing up a little bit because they all want to headline… but that’s not my problem. I can delegate you see :).
The tickets are in the printing press as we speak because we ran out of our initial batch of 50- admittedly a few disappeared and no one can find them. BUT… most people are quietly happy with their jobs and I’m quietly happy- if a bit stressed- that everything seems to be coming together and that it was my idea and I was the ‘creator’ and ‘grand ring master’ of this event. With a little help from my friends :). 3 years ago
...the evening is all arranged. Venue, decorations, music, competitions.
It’s still selling tickets that is a problem. People don’t like parting with their cash for charity.
I am actually really enjoying it though. Arranging this event has been something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and now I have found the right support network. Tad and myself are sorting it all out piece by piece.
Now it’s just advertising to people. Not long to go now!!! Eeeeh!!!! 3 years ago
I finally got the ball rolling on this one. I’ve spoken to a few bands about being my helping hands… 2 actually said yes on the spot :). Now I just need to sort out…
Venue (a place with its own insurance)
I wish I hadn’t started. It’s so daunting doing anything like this because there’s never the help or support that you wanted!!!
Hmmmm. 3 years ago
I’m not making much headway with my charity events this year, in fact my charity work seems to have fallen by the way-side in many respects… soooo today I went into work to do a shift and I shoved a load of leaflets in the tea room advertising Jeans for Genes which is a national fundraising day taking place on October the 3rd. It’s slightly unrelated to this goal but I try to do something every year along with my partner in crime Lukey and this year I’m trying to persuade the company that I work for to let me do something at work on the weekend following it. I’ve left a collection box and a load of letters on my managers desk and spoken to his secretary about it. I have no doubt he’ll say “We don’t have time for this.” BUT… at least I tried.
I also plugged it to my managers understudy who seemed really keen. Maybe she can persuade him. Who knows.
I met with some resistence with my leaflets in the tea room. A friend of mine said “God, can’t we just let the government fund these things, that’s what my taxes go towards…” I think people forget just how lucky we are here with the fact that our taxes have to be made to go A LONG WAY. The NHS, public transport, schooling, not to mention people (both genuine and fakers) who are on the benefit, child tax credits and whatever else it helps to pay for.
A quid every so often to go towards a good cause, wont harm anyone really… especially those of us who spend £20 on a pizza on a Saturday night or have tri-weekly Starbucks super extra fancy coffees without thinking. I’m not preaching but that’s the way I rationalise it… plus fundraising can be a bit of a laugh if you get in the spirit of it and remember it’s going towards the good of someone-somewhere!
http://www.jeansforgenes.com/ 4 years ago