Tapping in the Tube with Children With Cancer
A great morning spent fundraising with the brilliant Children With Cancer UK at Holborn Station. We were delighted to have helped raise over £600 in 2.5hrs and to have met the amazing team of people behind the event and who do so much for this charity.
We were lucky enough to meet Elita Aristocleous - one of the many amazing volunteers with Children With Cancer UK - and hear a little bit about what fundraising means to her.
1. How do you see technology influencing fundraising at your charity?
“With technology fast-improving, everyone is bringing less cash out with them. Most of the time if we want to take donations, people are asking whether there is a way to donate via card - and we don't have one. This technology is going to revolutionise how our community fundraisers can help and how us volunteers can help. Also, at our Children with Cancer UK events, it will mean that people will have to bring less cash. We now have an alternative to cash. It makes things so much quicker and easier for us in the long run.”
2. How did you find yourself working with Children with Cancer UK?
“My cousin was diagnosed with cancer at the age of four, so therefore, I have a really close connection with the cause. My mum ran the marathon for Children with Cancer UK in 2017 and since then, I have been heavily involved with my internship with the charity, and continuing the great work that everyone does. I'm always fundraising and the funds will help Children with Cancer UK invest in new specialist childhood cancer research. It's so rewarding.”
When you see the results, it's definitely worth it
3. What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
“I would say seeing some of the families' reactions when we see them at the welfare events that we organise every year. Seeing the change that our money and bursaries make to the research that is happening at the moment. We are making a difference, it's not always easy to see from the outside, but when you see the results, it's definitely worth it.”