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#WearPurpleForJIA - 7th June 2019

Individuals or Families

#WearPurpleForJIA can be as simple as organising a purple-themed tea party or simply wearing purple and spreading the word on social media on 7th June! Here are some ideas to help you get started:

Hosting a Purple Tea Party can be great fun. Entice your friends and family, with delicious sandwiches and decadent cakes and cookies.

STEPS

  1. Advertise your fundraiser using the posters provided in the Fundraising pack or send invitations to guests.

  2. Ask for donations of cakes and biscuits to help boost your sales.

  3. If you are holding a Tea Party set an amount to charge people or ask for donations on the day.

  4. Ensure all items baked or donated are clearly labelled for allergen advice.

  5. Decorate your tables with balloons and stickers from your #WearPurpleforJIA pack and put out your collection boxes on the day.

  6. Ensure you have enough help on the day of the tea party and have some bags for people to take away their purchases. 

  7. You could add to the fun of the event with a guess the number of sweets in a jar or the weight of a cake.

Sponsored Walk

  1. Think about your venue and route, this could be a local park or the school grounds. The internet and local council can help with a pleasant, simple route; Circular routes are easier to manage, and the start and finish should be easy to find and have plenty of parking.

  2. Ask your walkers to raise money while they walk. Encourage them to set up a Facebook Fundraising page or set up a joint fundraising page and send the link to everyone taking part. Personalise the page as much as possible to really encourage people to sponsor you.

  3. Ideally you want your walk to be wheelchair and pushchair friendly.

  4. Think about if you need permission from the landowner for the walk.

  5. Try to keep the walk away from the need to cross any roads, but if you do need to make sure everyone is safe and use a crossing where possible.

  6. If the walk is quite long, make sure everyone has an easy to read map.

  7. You might like someone with a loud voice to start the walk and one or two additional volunteers to help set everything up.

  8. These helpers could also double up as lead and back walkers.

  9. At the end of the walk you could sell refreshments.

  10. If you are selling anything, make sure you have somewhere safe to keep the money.

  11. You could also do a quiz, either during or after the walk.