“Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. Then, we help you spread the word.”
We would like to tell you about a new fundraising initiative that The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation has signed up to this year – Indiegogo. A little like Kickstarter and Crowdfunder, Indiegogo allows its users to create campaigns – if you have a dream, Indiegogo wants to share it – and gain support from the Internet community, receiving funding from around the world. Simply tell the world what your dream is, and Indiegogo will help you to achieve it. We are hoping to reach a few of our goals this year too, and have turned to Indiegogo to help.
Naomi tells us more: “Our registered charity is so unique that there are no avenues for us to apply for grants. All funds are raised by people like you – sponsored runs, walks, swims, or even things like this! We currently have to turn down 80% of applications due to lack of funds and high volume of people needing our help, and it breaks our hearts. We will offer you some great incentives in return for your donation; I’ve recently written a book “No Ordinary Wedding Planner”, and If you donate £20 I’ll send you a signed copy! For £50 we will send you your own Wedding Wishing Well t-shirt or hoodie, so that you can support our cause with pride.
More and more people are leaving marriage until later on in life. Things, and expense, often get in the way, and we take for granted that it will just happen one day. But illness creeps up when you least expect it, and our couples often find that getting married is their one and only last wish; for their children to know that mummy and daddy loved each other, and for a family to have a happy memory of the patient at a time when it has been such doom and gloom. A wedding can literally mean everything.”
As always, there are other ways that you can help The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation if you are unable to make a monetary contribution. If you work in the wedding industry and have a service that you’d be able to offer please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. Alternatively, if you are unable to make a larger donation, but would be able to commit to a regular direct debit of just £2, your help is equally appreciated.
If you would like to help, please visit Indiegogo’s website for more information, and to give a terminally ill bride or groom the wedding day of their dreams.