Continuing the theme of “fundraising through tea“, Emily Nagioff and her family took it upon themselves to organise a fundraising tea party at their home in Edgware for 45 friends and family members, each of whom contributed £5 to come along and raise funds for our Therapy Centre.
Emily’s father was a regular visitor to the Centre, so she wanted to do something to say thank you for providing her dad with the support and services he needed at the time.
Emily persuaded local businesses and friends to join her family in donating or making the goodies — as well as cakes, there were bagels and cookies on offer, and some great raffle prizes. She also wrote to her local newspaper to explain what she was doing and why our Centre was so important to people like her father.
My dad has had MS since I was five and for the past five years, since I was 14, I have been a young carer … the Therapy Centre helped him a lot.
The Centre relies solely on donations which is why I am so keen to raise as much as possible.
The wonderful outcome was a total of £346.11 towards making sure we can continue to be here for people with MS in the future.
- All-in-all a great initiative — so why not hold your own tea party, or other fundraising get-together?
- If family or friends of each of our 180 members held just one similar event per year, we’d cover about one-third of our annual running costs.
- Three tea parties each a year and we’d never need to hold any other fundraisers!
- If you, your school or company would like to hold a fundraising event in aid of Harrow MS Therapy Centre, please get in touch.