Over the past few months we have had several major fundraising events such the Teneriffe Festival, The Red Affair and The Mystery Ball. Collectively, these events have raised in excess of over $140,000 for research into MS. Today, we want to send a special shout-out to all of our amazing volunteers who generously donate their time to help these Kiss Goodbye to MS events run smoothly.
The Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign is run by just one full-time member of staff, Campaign Manager, Richelle. We also have Kate, our Campaign Assistant, to help us through the busiest six months of the year. As you can imagine, when it comes to our large-scale events which can see anywhere from 200 to 40,000 people attending, we need a few more hands on deck! This is where our incredible volunteers come in.
Take the Teneriffe Festival, for example. We had an awesome team of vollies who gave up there Saturday to help us process entry donations to the festival which saw over 40,000 people through the gates. Each and every one of our volunteers was friendly, welcoming and we were so proud to have them representing Kiss Goodbye to MS. There is no question that the festival simply could not have run without them.
Now, we need take a minute to mention our wonderful Kiss Goodbye to MS intern, Willa. Willa comes in to our office every Thursday to assist the team with the day to day running of the campaign, helping with everything and anything that needs to be done. Having Willa’s smiling face sitting at the next desk ready to offer a hand makes like a million times easier and we are so grateful to have her in our team. And Willa is just one of the many interns we have had help with Kiss Goodbye to MS! Over the last 2 years we have had a host of incredible and dedicated university students support our campaign – and we are so lucky to still be able to call on them for help now!
We also have a whole host of people that we know we can call on at any time to help us out. These lovely people come through every time, and no task is ever too hard. We couldn’t even begin to list everyone, but you guys know who you are and how grateful we are for your support. These are just a few examples of the many volunteers who contribute to the Kiss Goodbye to MS campaign. To everyone who has helped a friend at their local fundraiser, assisted at one of our events, participated in our marketing projects or donated their time to assisting in our office – THANK YOU. We truly couldn’t do it without you.