As we start the planning for our Kilimanjaro trek – currently planned for September 2013 to allow for fundraising and training – I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our marketing initiatives.
After being at one of our workshops at Kiss the Fish – a simply fantastic craft shop and venue in Stockbridge – I thought it would be fun to have an elephant that the children could decorate for us and we’d take to events. To encourage donations as well as to recruit trekkers!
That was an ok idea but then one of the mums, Lynsey Mackenzie , came up with the absolutely brilliant idea to decorate the elephant with photos of the families in Ward 2 – past and present and also photos of young people who have inspired me in my fundraising.
Our first ‘Decorate the elephant’ session was last sunday and four young people came with their mums – Sammi, Natalia, Milly and Victoria had a ball making the elephant all pink and pretty – Sammi came up with the name and everyone agreed so we’d like to introduce you to Ellie……..
she is still a work in progress as many families want to add their photo to her. We hope though to have her finished by the end of June, get her varnished up and take her to all our events.
oh and thanks to Mark (Sammi’s dad) for the scrummy cake he made us to munch on as we decorated!
and here is Ellie after our first session – if you’d like to add your photo to our special elephant then do get in touch
We also have Elmer the elephant to decorate – Elmer is going to be a bit of a fundraiser elephant too – we are inviting businesses and schools to donate to our trek fundraising and we will add their logo to Elmer!
(for the record, our trek fundraising will go entirely to our projects – all trekkers have to pay their own way for our Kilimanjaro trek – so that all money they raise will be for It’s Good 2 Give!)