2019 RAiISE Round Up
Being such a small charity (and new) charity does not come without its challenges, and at RAiISE we always want to be completely honest about every aspect of what we do. From navigating new ground to trying to secure funding, 2019 was a fascinating year for us to learn, grow and improve as an organisation. We would like to say a massive thank you to our friends at Lupus UK, iCAN Ireland, The Joshua Tree and Metablolic Support UK, to name a few, for being fantastic sources of advice and information. We strongly believe that the best way for small charities to have the biggest impact is through working together and supporting one another. At the end of the day, we are all working for the same reason: to help improve the lives of young people living with invisible illnesses.
Right now, securing funding is a big priority to us. We want to be able to take the information packs to as many schools as possible. We are hugely grateful for any money that comes our way and we are careful to spend every penny wisely. In April, we were delighted to have our first marathon runner, Gwen Peacock, run the London Marathon in aid of RAiISE! It was fantastic to watch her take on the challenge and raise an incredible amount of money which will go a long way to helping our young people. I’ve also never seen anyone look so good after running 26 miles! If you would like to support us you get in touch to chat about fundraising opportunities.