Here are some of the ways
in which you can help during future Raising Awareness Weeks:
Team up with family, friends or
colleagues and organise a fundraising event in your local area - either
during Raising Awareness Week or some time during the month of October.
We can send you a fundraising pack, which includes an A to Z of
fundraising ideas, or check out our Past
Events section for inspiration!
Organise and man an information stand
in your local shopping centre, health club, leisure centre or any other
club where you are a member.
If you are a longstanding supporter of
CRY and feel confident enough, you could give a short talk about CRY at
your club or society, as well as displaying our literature and having a
collection box for donations. On request, we can provide you with a CD
containing a CRY PowerPoint presentation.
If you don’t have time
to organise or take part in any of the above, but would still like to help
raise awareness of CRY you could:
relevant to your region for sending to MPs
ask local shops,
clubs, societies, gyms, pubs, etc in your area if they will put up a
poster promoting CRY
Here is a list of events held by
CRY supporters for Raising
Awareness Week 2009
Abraham is having an information stand at her local Tescos in
Southampton in memory of Philip Abraham.
Appleby will be “walking a marathon” from his local pub the Cross Keys
along the river Thames and back to raise awareness on Saturday 24th
October and also arranging a music night at the Pub with ‘Creak’
performing on Saturday 14th November.
Michael Bickell will be riding his horse to Moorwell Ham on Sunday 25th
October in memory of Robyn Bickell.
Boulton is holding a memorial football match at Keynsham football club
on Thursday 22nd October in memory of Jack Boulton.
All-Rounders are having an information stand to raise awareness and
promote their world record cycle attempt for CRY.
Davies is having an information stand at the Innovation in Health
Conference in Birmingham on Sunday 18th October in memory of
Patricia Donnelly is having an information stand in the Armagh shopping
centre and in her local gym.
Stephen Harbour is giving talks to local schools and the Women’s
Institute during the week in memory of Phillipa Harbour.
Kamis is holding a CRY stall at her local car boot sale in Hull on
Sunday the 11th & 18th October in memory of
Lowe is giving a chat to the ladies circle at the Lytham Assembly room
on Tueday 13th October.
Elizabeth McCluskie will be holding information stands at various
locations during Raising Awareness Week in memory of Alyn McCluskie.
Myerscough College Students association are having an information stand
in their college during Wellbeing week on Monday 5th October.
Patricia McKeown is arranging a charity dance in the Armagh City Hotel
in Northern Ireland on Friday 23rd October.
Pezzack is arranging a CRY day and charity rowing race in Mousehole on
Saturday 24th October in memory of Debbie Rendle.
Romaniszyn is having an information stand in her local shopping centre
in Orkney where she will also be selling her calendar that has been
created in memory of John Magowan.
Smith is holding displays at four of her local police headquarters in
memory of Paul Wilkins.
Tanner is having an information stand in the Churchill Shopping Centre,
Brighton on Saturday 24th October
Williams is holding a Rock ‘n’ Roll Halloween ball at the Concorde Club
near Heathrow on Saturday 31st October in memory of David &
Wilson is having an information stand at Richmond Rugby Club to raise
awareness as her son has WPW.
Shirley Wort is holding a coffee morning/day at her house in Frome on
Tuesday 17th October in memory of Julian Wort
Yorston is holding a school concert at St Peter’s Catholic Comprehensive
School in Guildford on Friday 16th October in memory of
You can get lots more ideas for events by
looking at the Past Events section of the
Most Local Authorities do not require
you to have a licence to hand out literature or sell merchandise,
provided you are representing a registered charity, although you might
want to confirm this with your own Local Authority if you intend to do
this sort of thing.
If you are thinking of holding a raffle
on your stall or at an event, we would be pleased to give you the
details of our Licence Number, and also some general guidelines for
Should you decide to
organise an information stand, permission will be required from the
relevant authority - e.g. Local Authority, shopping centre manager,
manager of gym, etc. It is important that you get permission for
your stand from whoever has authority over your intended venue.
E-mail the CRY office at
email@example.com if you have any
Raising Awareness Week