Thursday, November 03, 2011
STAR is fundraising hard so that we are able to help refugees, make sure that students have a voice in national debates and act as a major force in the refugee movement. We are asking STAR groups to do the same!
Your funds will help us to run STAR campaigns, STAR conference, STAR training and produce more fab materials and resources for your groups! Fundraising is great fun, a brilliant way to meet new people and the perfect way to hone your budding organizational skills. Along with the vital work that you are already doing with local projects, fundraising can be a fab way of bringing your group together, recruiting new members and raising awareness of STAR amongst a wider body of the student population.
Below are some fantastic STAR fundraising challenges that you can get involved in to kick-start your fundraising activities!
Fundraise your way to Amsterdam and Brussels with the Euro City Cycle!
The Euro City Cycle is an opportunity for STARs to get together and cycle 300 miles, through three capital cities in four days. It will take challengers through the sleepy lanes of Belgium and the bright lights of Amsterdam. Not only does this challenge offer STARs a chance to see the cities of London, Brussels and Amsterdam, it is also a fantastic opportunity to get to know STARs from across the UK, complete the fitness challenge of a lifetime and support STAR! The challenge will take place in May 2012, which gives everyone plenty of time to train for the challenge and to collect sponsorship! The deadline for this event is the end of November.
Contact STAR for more info and a brochure.
Get your trainers on for STAR!
If cycling is not your cup of tea than no worries! You can pick up your trainers and run a marathon instead!!
Running a Marathon is a fantastic achievement (especially if you do it for STAR!) and the buzzing atmosphere on the day is sure to get everyone running at their best. STAR has places at both the London and Brighton Marathon and we are looking for a minimum sponsorship of £1,800 for the London Marathon and £600 for the Brighton Marathon. Both of these events are big highlights in the running calendar and will be an amazing experience for everybody involved.
STAR will give you lots of support leading up to the Marathon and you will even get a STAR t-shirt to run in!
Contact STAR for more info or to register your interest.
Support the Sporty STARS
If all this blood, sweat and tears is really not your thing then why not support some sporty STARs who have already taken up a challenge instead!
Hazel and Simone from Cardiff STAR have already completed a half marathon. As well as celebrating they are still collecting sponsorship. Well done!
George Thompson will be running the Barcelona Marathon in March and is collecting sponsorship! for STAR. Good luck George!
Watch this space for more fundraising ideas, tips and challenges in the next few months!
Posted by STAR team on 03/11/2011 at 05:34 PM