Our annual Megaraid sees student fundraisers from across the country descend on London for a bucket collection like no other. This year’s Megaraid will be our biggest ever, a 2-day extravaganza beginning on St. Patrick’s Day!
RAGs (Raising and Giving societies) from across the UK will gather on the 17th & 18th March to collect from commuters, tourists and the general public, raising both awareness and funds for Hope for Children.
If you’re based in London, remember to keep your eyes peeled for our collectors and give them a friendly smile and any change you can spare. We’re sure there’ll be some imaginative fancy dress about, so they should be easy to spot!
On Friday 17th March, you can find our collectors in the Borough of Camden. On Saturday 18th March, look out for them in Westminster!
Fancy getting involved?
🍀 17th & 18th March 2017
🍀 Accommodation provided
🍀 Transport costs covered
🍀 Prizes available, including best costume and most successful collector
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Become part of a Hope for Children tradition
In 1994, Bob and Ann Parsons founded Hope for Children and rallied friends and family to take to the streets shaking buckets. Many hours were spent gathering pennies into pounds in order to help children around the world who had fallen through the gaps of other funding, such as larger charities. The hard work paid off when Hope for Children was able to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children.
Of course, we’ve grown since then but the proud tradition of the bucket collection still lives strong. Nowadays, university students raise a huge portion of our income, volunteering time alongside their studies to fundraise for Hope for Children. In doing so, these students are supporting the Your Uni, Their Lives campaign, which last year raised 38% of our overall income.
Volunteering time to fundraise also shows employers that students care about real-world issues, and helps them to display qualities such as approachability, enthusiasm, resilience and stamina. Students feed back that, as well as being a lot of fun, street collections are a brilliant example to bring up in job applications and interviews to make them stand out from the crowd.
So follow in the footsteps of the early Hope heroes – grab a bucket, have a laugh, and have a real impact on children’s lives around the world.