Former Harlow College student Elodie to help Accuro TryInJuly

Charity / Fri 25th Jun 2021 at 12:52pm

ACCURO (Care Services) announce the launch of inclusive fundraising challenge #TryInJuly, with the help of volunteer Elodie.

West Essex based disability charity Accuro (Care Services) have announced the launch of #TryInJuly, an inclusive fundraising challenge for all.

TryInJuly is a completely customisable challenge, encouraging supporters of the charity to try something new every day for seven days in July. Participants can choose whichever week they like to take part, or they can spread the challenge out over the month if they wish. The charity is not setting a minimum fundraising target, but are encouraging challenge participants to set up their own Virgin Money Giving Page 

The challenge has been created with the help of Elodie Gibby, who has been volunteering with the charity in recent weeks. Working alongside Accuro’s Fundraising team, Elodie has been helping out with various tasks for the charity, including helping to set up the challenge.

Chloe Salisbury, Accuro’s Community Fundraising and Communications Officer said, “It’s been brilliant to have

Elodie’s input on this, we discussed the idea for the challenge and she was just brimming with suggestions on ways for people to get involved. We love nothing more than when Volunteers get really stuck in at Accuro and Elodie has certainly been doing that!”

Elodie commented, “My first month (at Accuro) has been the perfect way to start learning about the working world. The staff have put me at ease and I have been given achievable tasks which has helped me build my confidence. My goal is to develop new skills to get the most out of the experience. I’m looking forward to working on the Try In July challenge, as I’ve not done anything like this before.”

On why the charity are launching the challenge, Chloe said, “We’re always working to come up with new and exciting fundraising challenges and events for our supporters to get involved in and this has proved difficult over the past year while restrictions have been in place. The idea behind #TryInJuly was to create a completely inclusive and accessible challenge that absolutely anyone could get involved in, your ‘new things’ could be as simple as picking up an exotic looking fruit in the supermarket or as drastic as dying your hair a funky colour! It’s all about trying new things and creating new experiences, whatever that means to you.”

For more information on the challenge and how to get involved, please visit: http://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/tryinjuly

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