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#WearPurpleForJIA Fundraising Ideas

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Wear Purple at School

#WearPurpleForJIA at NRAS. Get your school involved by asking your school to support the cause by letting pupils and staff wear purple clothing on Friday 17th June 2022. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  • Once you have your Wear Purple pack take it into your school or nursery to get them involved and agree to taking part in June.
  • Raise awareness of JIA by displaying the ‘What is JIA?’ poster in your school.
  • Get the school to add it to the school newsletter or send it via email to parent contacts. 
  • Ask classmates to donate £1 or a suitable donation on the day.
  • Order your official merchandise here!

Organise a Purple Bake Sale at School

Hosting a Purple Bake Sale with your friends at school can be fun, with delicious fairy cakes and cookies for everyone, and plenty of purple icing and decorations! Get permission to hold a bake sale at your school by asking your headteacher or school council. Ask the PTA and classmates for help and also make sure all allergen information is displayed on your cakes!

Wear Purple at Work

No matter how big or small your company, there are several ways you can support #WearPurpleforJIA at NRAS in 2022. With a charity partnership or charity event, you, your company and your colleagues can help to raise vital awareness of JIA and help to support children and young people in the UK who live with the condition and rely on NRAS for support.

Stoke Chiro team wearing purple at their practise.

To help publicise your event you could change your email signature temporarily to include information on the fundraising activity. Your HR department will know if the company operates a “matched giving” policy so the funds you raise could be doubled!

Order or download your free #WearPurpleForJIA pack to get started and then visit the Wear Purple for JIA website shop for official merchandise.

The NRAS Fundraising Team are here to support you so please email us at fundraising@nras.org.uk if you need some help!

Here are some ideas to get you started:​

If you are now back in the office with your colleagues:

The Great Office Bake-off
Everyone loves eating cake and we bet there are people in your office who love baking it too! Set a date for your bake-off and email your colleagues asking any star bakers to enter the competition.

Quiz Time
We have produced a downloadable quiz so it is all ready to go! You can quiz in the office or use Zoom to host a quiz night or quiz lunch for colleagues! Quiz in teams or alone and ask for a small donation from each participant to raise funds.

Guess the Baby
Ask everyone in the team to send you a baby photo of them and again either do this as a virtual event or if in your office space pin up photos. All just for fun!

Please don’t forget to share your office fundraising day and images on social media and make sure you tag us. We would love to see them, share them and give your company a shout out!

The Big 7 Challenge

This year get involved with our new team event – The Big 7 Challenge. There are 7 types of JIA so we thought lets set a challenge all around the number 7!

So aim to raise £70 or £700. Try to walk 7000 steps each day as a team or run 70 miles over the week! Each team member pledge to bake 7 cakes and sell them on to raise funds!

Be inventive do whatever activity you like and work together as a team to achieve your end goal during JIA awareness week.

7 Easy steps to The Big 7 Challenge

  1. Choose your team and get them on board.
  2. Choose your challenge.
  3. Set your distance or fundraising total.
  4. Set up an online fundraising page with either Just Giving or Facebook.
  5. Order your purple T shirts for your team to wear.
  6. Tell us at NRAS what you are doing email us at fundraising.co.uk
  7. Have fun!

The Fundraising team are here to help you every step of the way so please do contact us to discuss any fundraising ideas for support on information in holding your #WearPurpleForJIA at NRAS event. If you have any other queries, email fundraising@nras.org.uk.

How to donate!

There are different ways you can pay in the funds you have raised from your #WearPurpleForJIA fundraising activities. Details of how to pay in cash or cheques are in the fundraising guide.

All cheques need to be made out to NRAS, and sent to our office in Maidenhead. So please ensure your school has this information if they are taking part.

Other ways to pay funds are:

Click here to pay in your funds online.

Pay your money via credit or debit card directly by calling NRAS on 01628 823524 and press 2 for fundraising.

Please send a cheque made payable to ‘NRAS’ and send to: Ground floor, 4 Switchback Office Park, Gardner Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7RJ. Please remember to write your name and address on the back of the cheque.

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