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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 18June 2021. 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.
  • Advertise the day in and around your school using the blank posters provided inside the pack.
  • Let people know about JIA by displaying the ‘What is JIA?’ poster next to your event poster.
  • 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.
  • Find something purple to wear and have fun! (official merchandise can be bought 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!

Plan your Bake sale

  • Ask permission, from your Headteacher to hold the sale.
  • Advertise your Bake Sale using the posters provided in the Fundraising pack.
  • Get everyone baking and donating cakes and cookies to sell on the day. 
  • If you are holding a Bake Sale make sure you clearly price your cakes and cookies.
  • Ensure all items baked or donated are clearly labelled for allergen advice.
  • Decorate your tables with your balloons and stickers and put out your collection boxes on the day.
  • Ensure you have enough help on the day of the Bake Sale and have some bags for people to take away their purchases. 

Wear Purple at Work

No matter how big or small your company, there are several ways you can support #WearPurpleforJIA at NRAS in 2021. 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.

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 contact us if you need some help!

Here are some ideas to get you started:​

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. Share with your colleagues so that they can come along, eat cake and judge the winner. You could charge people for every slice they try and ask them to mark each slice out of 10.

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 !

Dress Down Purple Day

This one works best if your office has a strict dress code and people would love to be more casual for a day. Ask everyone who dresses in purple to give a small donation.

Doughnut Day

Did you know that Krispy Kreme sell doughnuts at a discounted price if they’re going to be resold at a charity event? Get your hands on some and sell them to your office colleagues at the recommended retail price. You can donate the difference to charity.

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!

Individuals or Families

#WearPurpleForJIA at NRAS can be as simple as organising a purple-themed tea party or simply wearing purple and spreading the word on social media on 14 – 18June 2021.

There is a whole host of activities you can plan and organise, at home, in your garden or local park the list and ideas are endless, let your imagination run a purple riot! Maybe set a week long challenge with family and friends, walking, running, cycling and get sponsorship.

STEPS

  1. Advertise your fundraiser, share on social media or contact your local Radio or newspaper to help advertise your event or challenge.
  2. Set up an online page for donations and share share share!
  3. Order your official Wear Purple merchandise to wear on the day.
  4. If doing a Bake Sale ensure all products are correctly labelled for allergen advice.
  5. Let us at NRAS know what you are doing be it your school your company or as a family group.
  6. Make sure you are part of our #WearPurpleForJIA Facebook page and update your progress and share photos!
  7. Make sure you have all the purple fundraising items you need to make it a fabulously purple day! These can be ordered online.

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. Email fundraising@nras.org.uk

How to pay in funds

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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