Adding a theme to your fundraising challenge can do a lot to raise people’s interest. Whether it’s charity trick or treating on Halloween, adding tinsel to your running outfit in December or a sponsored egg hunt at Easter, seeing relevant challenges can make people take notice.
It was for this reason that Rhiannon Halls decided to create a special Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Rhiannon has been fundraising for this charity for several years and will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon in April for them.
Rhiannon supports Muscular Dystrophy Campaign because she has seen first hand how the disease can affect people. Her friend is a manifesting carrier of the gene which causes muscular dystrophy and has now passed it to her daughter, Tia-Rose. Rhiannon hopes that raising money for the charity will ensure that when Tia-Rose grows up, there will have been further medical advancements. She also says that if Tia-Rose decides to start her own family when she grows up, that there will be “a greater understanding of muscle wasting conditions”. Muscular Dystrophy Campaign was established in 1959 and is dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions and to improving the lives of those affected by them.
To boost her fundraising for the charity, Rhiannon organised a Valentine themed ‘Name the teddy bear’ competition. One lucky winner will take home the handsome Valentine bear, having donated £1 and offered a potential name. Not only will the winner be able to give the bear to someone special, they will also be, as Rhiannon told us, “helping give the gift of hope to those affected by muscle-wasting conditions”.
To help Rhiannon bolster her fundraising target, visit her fundraising page.