Another Successful Mad March Comes To An End
The annual month of fundraising known as Mad March, which is organised by We Hear You, has come to an end for another year. The total raised during March was an incredible £22,606. This will fund over 510 sessions of counselling for people affected by cancer or other life threatening conditions who live in the local area.
The money has been raised in a variety of different ways including at coffee mornings, by skydiving, through raffles, bootcamps, acoustic café, afternoon teas, half marathon running and even a local nightclub revival night!
Gemma Wilkes, Fundraising and Communication Manager, said, “We are thrilled with how successful Mad March has been in 2017. The variety of events that took place this year has exceeded expectations and we’ve had support from so many local organisations and individuals for which we are enormously grateful. We didn’t quite hit our ambitious 700 session target which means that we will be working harder than ever to reach out into our communities and fund these much needed extra sessions”
Melissa Hillier, Director of We Hear You, said, “The need for the service we provide at We Hear You is continuing to grow, week on week. We don’t receive funding from the government or NHS and so the money raised during Mad March gives our annual fundraising target a massive boost.”
Fundraising by We Hear You doesn’t start and end in March but continues throughout the year. A series of challenge events that the public are welcome to take part in can be seen on the WHY website and the team are always happy to talk to people who’d like to organise their own fundraising events too. People can get in touch with We Hear You on 01373 455255 or via firstname.lastname@example.org