With the majority of people now hopefully staying safe at home and maintaining social distancing in an effort to combat COVID19, our ability to fundraise has been severely impacted. In normal times, we are often the beneficaries of fantastic public fundraising events organised by our dedicated members, volunteers and supporters. However, with that being said, there are still ways to support our work below.
We recognise that these are challenging times for every person across the country however, we must remain focussed on our mission to achieve a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy. We need your support to do this and if you are in a position to donate in these challenging times, we would greatly appreciate if you could consider supporting our work on the behalf of people with epilepsy and their families.
We have listed some ways that you can support our work during the COVID19 crisis. Remember - stay safe, follow the official guidelines and we look forward to working with you in the future on fundraising events when things return to normal.
1) Start a Facebook Fundraiser
Perhaps the easiest way to support our work in the current environment is by hosting a birthday fundraiser on facebook. By clicking here you can select Epilepsy Ireland, set your target, let your friends & family know why you're supporting our work and you are ready to go!! It is that easy! We receive 100% of donations made and every cent is vital to our work!
2) Nominate Epilepsy Ireland as the Beneficiary for your 5K!
We are delighted with the support we have received through the 5k craze which has taken over the country during this time of social distancing! Once you've got your walk/jog/run in, please consider supporting our work by donating here or by texting (details below). Remember to clock up the 5k safely within your 2k!!!
3) Start a Swear box for Epilepsy Ireland
Lets face it - working from home isn't easy for many of us and lets just say, it has/can lead to some "colourful" language. It's not easy with the many distractions that are in the new home offices so we're making the helpful suggestion that you set up a swear box in aid of our work. When we get out of this situation, you can donate the proceeds of your swearbox earnings here!
4) Donate by text
Every cent counts in the current environment and you can also donate by lifting your phone. To donate just €2, text EPILEPSY to 50300.
Epilepsy Ireland will receive a minimum of €1.80 per text. Service Provide: Like Charity. Helpline:0766805278
5) Host a virtual Coffe morning or Quiz!
During these times, we're getting together and we're reconnecting with people who we may not have talked to in a while over video chat on zoom, whatsapp,facebook messenger or whatever your chosen video forum may be! If you're linking in with your old friends from school, work, college or further afield why not give the chat a theme and suggest that each participant make a donation to Epilepsy Ireland to support our work! For a quiz night, why not get participants to pitch in a small entry fee each with 50% going to the winner, and 50% being donated to our work?
6) Make a change with your change
Change Donations allows you to donate to Epilepsy Ireland with your spare change. In the current environment, every cent is vital to our work and the whole ethos of change donations is that you can make a big impact with small change! Each time you make a purchase, Change Donations round up your purchase to the nearest euro and donate your spare change to the causes you support. Click here to register with Change Donations and support our work today!
7) Get in touch!!
Now more than ever, we'd love to hear your ideas on potential ideas on how you can fundraise for our work safely in the current environment. We'd love to discuss any ideas you might have and see how/where we can support you. Please feel free to contact any of our fundraising team on the details below. We'd love to hear from you!