Get involved in FM104 The Big Ask on September 24th, 25th and 26th by logging on to www.fm104thebigask.ie where the ideas machine will churn out 104 wacky fundraising ideas to try out with family, friends and work colleagues.
From sponsoring the men in your life to take part in a Heel Appeal where they must totter around in stilettos for a day, to hosting a lunchtime dance-a-thon, or auctioning an afternoon off from work, there are many great ways to get involved, raise funds, and have fun!
As part of the campaign Dublin’s hit music station, FM104, hosted the longest breakfast show in Ireland on Friday, September 18th, with FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock presenters, Jim Jim and Nobby, taking to Dublin airwaves for the inaugural 18 hour stint to raise money for The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF).
Don’t have time to organise a fundraising activity? There are a number of ways you can still support The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) this weekend:
- Make a donation to The Irish Hospice Foundation (simply select FM104 The Big Ask from the Appeal dropdown)
- Pop into our Official Retail Partner MACE who are supporting The Big Ask in stores in Dublin
- Visit the FM104 Roadhog at the top of Grafton Street on Friday and Saturday and make a donation to our bucket collectors
- Shop in Marks & Spencer Grafton Street and Blackrock where our bag packers will be busy raising money for The Big Ask
- Go on a CityScape Luxury Dublin Bus Tour and make a donation in the collection buckets to The Big Ask
- Visit Meaghers Pharmacy who are organising Big Ask activities this weekend and will donate €1.04 to The Big Ask for every sale
The IHF is a national charity dedicated to all matters relating to dying, death and bereavement in Ireland. It receives no core funding from the state and relies on the generosity of donations to fund its many services, including:
* Funding four of the eight Children’s Outreach Nurses, which means very ill children can be cared for at home surrounded by the family.
* Nurses for Night Care, which provides 1,800 hours of vital care and support annually to patients with life limiting illnesses
* Training 3,000 people every year in providing bereavement support
Mags Nelson, CEO of FM104 commented, “This is a fun campaign with a serious cause at the heart of it, and we are urging our listeners to get creative and host their own fundraiser to raise money for the IHF, a charity that is helping children, adults and families at end of life, in Dublin, and across the country.”
CEO of The Irish Hospice Foundation, Sharon Foley said, “We are delighted to have the backing of FM104 for this unique fundraising campaign. The focus of our work is on ensuring people live well until the end and what better way to celebrate life than to get together with family, friends and colleagues to have fun and support these much needed services. Log onto www.fm104thebigask.ie and start planning your event today!”Events, FM104BigAsk, Fundraising