REmida Perth is an organisation committed to providing educational opportunities for WA children. Last year we had more than 7000 participants in our educational programs and we expect to cater for more this year.
Sadly, there are some kids who may never experience the joy of making their own critter, bug, or whatever at a REmida event, because they are too ill to take part. We would like those children to have the opportunity to create, so we’ve decided to hold an event to fundraise for them. We can’t help them all, so we’ve decided to go with fundraising for kids with cancer. The charity we’re supporting is No Matter What.
Why No Matter What?
We chose No Matter what because they provide lifestyle improving services for kids with cancer– including art programs – to children who are too ill to take part in mainstream creative activities. That dovetails with what we aim to provide for healthier children.
How We’ll Help the Kids
We’ve decided to raise funds for No Matter What in a typically Remida way. We have 12 mannequins that we’ll dress up and offer for auction on Remida Day, 10 May. To add interest and fun to the fundraising, we’re asking our members, volunteers and sponsors to participate and dress a dummy, ideally in teams. The three entrants whose dummies achieve the best price at auction will each receive a mannequin as a prize. Prize winners will get choice of the prize mannequins in descending order of funds raised.
Mannequins: blank canvases waiting to be dressed!
What Participants Will Do
Participants in this fundraising will:
1. Have fun
2. Take part in the draw for selection of dummies
3. Think up a name for their dummy
4. Dress their dummy and prepare it for auction
5. Publicise the auction and encourage their friends and families to support the fundraising
6. Be at the auction on 10 May
7. Aim to get the best price for their dummy
Would You Like to Participate?
If you’d like to participate, please register your expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us (briefly) what your dressing idea is and how many people will be involved. Be quick, because there are only 12 dummies available. For more information, please contact Kero O’Shea, our Remida Membership Coordinator (aka the Chief Dummy) on 92275576.