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Stroke Association - Community Fundraiser

Details of the Charity:

Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.

When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That's because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.

We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it's a team effort to get there.

We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.

Every give minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

The Stroke Association Voluntary Group in Hillingdon is a self-funding support group for stroke survivors. As a Community Fundraiser, you will be supporting the group's fundraising activities to ensure we can continue to support stroke survivors.

  • Identifying locations to hold fundraising activities.
  • Liaising with appropriate contacts to obtain permission to hold fundraising events.
  • Carry out risk assessments to ensure safety of location for stroke survivors and other supporters.
  • Organising communication of fundraising events in the borough through the Group's Facebook page and in conjunction with the Stroke Association's PR team.
  • Procuring donations from local businesses for raffles, etc.
  • Placing collection boxes in appropriate sites in your local area.
  • Dealing with the administration of the collection boxes (includes collecting the money, providing receipts and keeping records of money collected at each site)
  • Supporting us at street and store collections.
  • Collecting public cheque donations from around your local area.

Skills Required:

  • You are friendly, engaging and comfortable meeting members of the general public and networking with your local community.
  • You enjoy being a member of a team but are also able to work effectively without direct supervision.
  • You have numeracy skills, are able to keep basic financial records and are happy handling money.
  • You are comfortable representing the Stroke Association in public.

Additional Benefits:

  • Enhance your CV and gain practical experience of fundraising activities in the voluntary sector.
  • Gain confidence in communicating effectively with a wide range of people.
  • Enhance your organisational skills.
  • An opportunity to engage with your local community.
  • Making a real impact in supporting stroke survivors.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Interested? Apply below:
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