Putting the fun into fundraising!

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21st March 2017
Mark Drain, our Events and Community Fundraising Manager

With a whole variety of fundraising challenges taking place throughout the year, we thought it would be nice for you all to get to know Mark, our Events and Community Fundraising Manager a little more…  

Hello there!

My name is Mark and I started at Revitalise back in January as the Events and Community Manager. I will be looking after all of our Fundraising Events – from the London Marathon right through to the Simplyhealth Great Run Series challenges – including the Great North Run later in the year.

With less than 40 days to go until this year’s London Marathon, I thought now would be a good time to introduce myself to you all and to say how much I’m looking forward to meeting each and everyone of you who have decided to challenge yourselves for our charity in 2017.

Having just taken part in the Cambridge Half Marathon myself, I feel like I’m in a good position to help with providing any advice that may be useful to our runners, as what worked for me may also work well for you. At the moment, I’m in training for a 2.5km swim at the Olympic Park, which will be a huge challenge for me but something I am really looking forward to. Not forgetting the fact that I’m trying to keep up my running in preparation for my local ten mile run in May!

As Events Manager, I am very keen to get to know as many of you as I can and I always love to hear stories about how you came to be involved with our charity – about the ways we’ve helped you and the reason you’ve chosen to help us. Over on our Facebook page you will see that we have many events coming up – we’ve created these groups as they’re a great chance for you to get involved, to join in the conversation, to meet other participants who will be joining you on the day of your chosen challenge and to really make you feel part of Team Revitalise.

I am also supporting all of our community fundraisers, from local schools to Rotary Clubs and not forgetting our network of Friends Groups, including the Friends of Jubilee Lodge and Sandpipers. I love going out and meeting all of our wonderful supporters and volunteers and hearing all about the creative ways they’re supporting our charity and making a difference. There are so many ways to get involved with us, and I don’t just mean by taking part in the high octane stuff like our fundraising challenges – from hosting a bake sale, to sponsored pyjama days, there are so many opportunities to have fun with us, which after all is what it’s all about!

I’m really looking forward to having the opportunity to meet you all – if you have any questions or simply want to get involved, feel free to get in touch – events@revitalise.org.uk

All the best,

Mark.

Written by Mark Drain.  

 

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