Fund Raising

We encourage all our members to make a difference by fundraising for BANA.

There are lots of great ways to participate in fundraising for BANA and below is some helpful tips. If you need some help please call the office and we will offer our support and advice.

Top 10 Fundraising Tips
Choose what, when and where. What event or challenger are you going to do, is it feasible and do you have enough time to prepare or train.

Start planning early and give yourself plenty of time to make the event the best you can. Have a clear plan of action and get people to help you. It may be family, friends or colleagues. Do you need permission to use the premises? Do you have to register for a place on a run? Is there a registration fee, if so speak to us we may be able to help?

Decide how you are going to collect donations. You can set up a fundraising page on either Virgin Money Giving or My Donate as BANA has an account with each of them. You may also collect cash in a collection box, sell items, do a raffle, charge an entrance fee or use a sponsorship form.

Double your money – ask your employer if they have a matched giving scheme, if your employer doesn’t maybe someone you know has. They could make a big difference by doubling the money you have raised. If they don’t they may be willing to donate anyway.

Shout from the rooftops – Tell people about your efforts via email, social media and text messages. This will help to raise more awareness and hopefully more donations. Remember to send updates to your supporters close to the event to remind them and create a ‘buzz’ What about telling your local paper.

Don’t forget to say thank you after your event and let your donors know what a great success the event has been. People always like to know what they have raised.

Have fun it’s the most important bit. Fundraising should not a be chore but a fun activity. If you are having fun it’s infectious and will make those there with you want to donate.

Remember the pics, take loads and send them to us so we can celebrate your efforts and share them with others.

Send in your money after the event so we can start putting it to good use and add it to the total raised by you all.

Start thinking about your next fundraising event.

Top 10 Tips on Talking about Acoustic Neuroma
1. Acoustic Neuroma is rare and only approximately 2 in 100,000 are diagnosed but it is suspected that many more go undiagnosed.

2. It is mainly the over 50’s that are diagnosed but with improved tests many more younger people are told they have an Acoustic Neuroma.

3. Hearing loss is the significant factor with an Acoustic Neuroma with the majority suffering some hearing loss. Many with complete hearing loss.

4. Most people have tinnitus which is a sensation of hearing sound in the head or ears when no external sound is present. It can be ringing, whistling, buzzing or crackling, any sort of variation.

5. There are 3 main treatments, depending upon the tumour size location and severity of symptoms. Wait and watch, stereotactic radiosurgery or surgery.

6. A MRI scan is used to make the final diagnosis, after careful examination of the ear, hearing and balance systems.

7. Other symptoms can be many and varied; including vertigo, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety depression and cognitive impairment, in some cases facial palsy.

8. As a member of BANA you can access local support groups, listening ear project, information sheets and leaflets quarterly magazine, social media page Medical advisory panel, volunteering opportunities.

9. Family, friends and work colleagues can help a person with an Acoustic Neuroma by being patient and understanding. Provide or offer support.

10. The British Acoustic Neuroma Association is the only national UK charity that is dedicated to supporting people and their support networks with an Acoustic Neuroma. e-mail admin@bana-uk.com for more information.

You can use our direct link to Fundraizing Hero to get your own personalised pack for your fundraising event. This pack includes a poster, bunting, social media graphic, DIY collection box, selfie prop, fundraising planner and guides to support your activity. This would make promoting your event all the more easier.

Follow this link to register your event get a fundraising pack – https://www.fundraizinghero.com/charity?char=british-acoustic-neuroma-associationhttps://www.fundraizinghero.com/charity?char=british-acoustic-neuroma-association

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