There is FUN in FUNdraising

Like most charities, fundraising is one of the biggest things needed to keep us going here at the Foundation. Without it, we would not be able to deliver our projects or support other charities and programmes. It’s important to us that we don’t just hand out money, but that we see lasting change and continuity that will empower people’s lives. This takes time and money.

So we need YOUR help to keep going!

Last week we travelled to Birmingham to support a music event that was set up by a group of young people to not only raise money for the foundation, but to also keep Amy’s memory alive. Young talented artists took to the stage to cover Amy’s classics in a fitting tribute to her musical legacy and showcase the outstanding talent shining through so many young people. Some young people engage in Amy’s Yard, an Amy Winehouse Foundation music project also attended the event.

This kind of event is just one of many examples of how you can fundraise for us. It can be fun! And we will support you wherever you need help.

Here’s what to do:

  • Have a think about what kind of event you would like to hold
  • Decide what the event is
  • Register your event via our website
  • Set up a Just Giving page
  • Get your friends involved
  • Get planning!

Here at the Foundation we have lots of great ideas for fundraising, so if you can’t think of one, why not try one of these…

  • Bake sale
  • Charity car wash
  • Sponsored treasure hunt
  • Sponsored fun run

Or for the really adventurous amongst you, there are always some crazy fundraising ideas that are guaranteed to be lots of fun. Such as a Battle of the Bands, or sponsoring a teacher or boss to have their legs, beard, or head shaved!

And don’t forget to let us at the charity know if you are holding a fundraising event. We would love to help promote any events that are happening by posting them up on our Twitter account. And most importantly, remember to send us lots of photos! It’s always fun to see photos of the events being hosted by our supporters, and we can Tweet them so everyone can see what great work you guys do.

So get your thinking caps on guys, and lets get fundraising!

About the Amy Winehouse Foundation

In Amy’s memory, we work to inspire children and young people to build their self-esteem and resilience, so that they can flourish.

Our work is inspired by Amy’s spirit, her love of children and the challenges that she faced in her own life.

Today, the Amy Winehouse Foundation helps thousands of young people to feel supported and informed so that they are better able to manage their emotional wellbeing and make informed choices around things that can affect their lives.

We’re able to do this because of the support we receive from people like you. Anyone who believes in young people can become a part of our work and Amy’s legacy. By supporting our work, you will help them to transform their lives, flourish and be heard.

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