The Campaign is short on money, and in order to campaign with the energy essential to tackling climate change we urgently need to raise money! We're running a Fundraising Fortnight, a two week period from 10th to 24th April 2011 where activists and volunteers like you organise events in your local area to raise money for CCC. You might put on a quiz night in your local pub, do a sponsored cycle or run, or even a sponsored bus ride showing support for the campaign against public bus service cuts!
We need you to let us know you would be willing to organise a fundraising event by e-mailing email@example.com and we'll give you all the support you need including your own donation section on the CCC website! We've prepared a fundraising guide which you can download here. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded here.
Lets work together to make 2011 a big year for the Campaign against Climate Change, email now to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what people are doing to raise money for us:
Activists in Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change are going to do a Zero Carbon tour or Kirklees. They will be cycling on a thirty mile tour of the authority delivering letters to, or discussing EDM 853 with the four Kirklees MPs.
On the way they will be visiting sites of progress towards Zero Carbon Britain such as Kirklees Council projects (e.g. wind turbines) and hopefully speaking to those involved in grassroots initiatives such as Transition Towns.
The day will culminate in a workshop and debate on the Zero Carbon Britain 2030 report. Throughout the day they will be fundraising for the Campaign Against Climate Change and highlighting its unique role in organising lobbying and protest based on the latest climate science.
Kirklees CCC will be doing this as a sponsored event to raise funds for the CCC. Others are welcome to join them for all or part of the cycle tour whether or not they have collected sponsorship.
This fundraising event will be taking place on 7th May, slightly later than the fundraising fortnight.
For more information contact:
Kirklees Campaign against Climate Change, kirkleesccc[at]hotmail.co.uk
Nettle eating challenge in South Lakeland
Sonny Khan from South Lakes Action on Climate Change will be doing a sponsored nettle eating at Abbot Hall Park in Kendal, on Saturday 23rd April, 12 noon. The aim will be too eat as many nettles as possible in 30 minutes. The nettles will be eaten fresh off the plant. There will be no cooking. Sonny will be allowed to drink water only while he is eating.
Please help us to raise money to sponsor this event. Each leaf will need to be carefully chewed to avoid stinging the inside of his mouth, so we are asking people to sponsor Sonny 5p for each raw leaf he eats. If he eats 100 leaves in 30 mins that will be £5.
We will also be serving up nettle soup to the public to encourage donations and to support eating local, sustainable food!
For more information, and to sponsor Sonny, go to www.slacc.org.uk/nettleeating.php
A great fundraiser ceilidh was held - courtesy of Green Kite Midnight (known to many as 'the Climate Camp house band') at The Others, Stoke Newington, London on Saturday 16th April.
Everybody had a load of fun, danced like crazy, and more than £300 was raised!