How Fundraising Can Benefit You AND Your Business

June 29, 2018


At our recent fundraising-themed early evening Women’s Event we were delighted to be hosted by Addleshaw Goddard up in their private event space overlooking St Peter’s Square in Manchester.

Meet & Connect

Our ladies enjoyed a wonderful selection of canapes and cocktails whilst chatting to other ladies from a variety of sectors.  It was great to see other charities represented in the room too, as well some K-Club Members.

View of St Peter's Square from K-Club Women's Event        Rachel McCrystal and Sue Weighell enjoying canapes at K-Club event         K-Club Women's Event June 18


Why Should I Fundraise?

Sue Weighell opened the event and thanked our hosts for their hospitality before introducing our speaker; Associate Rachel McCrystal of the Seashell Trust.

K-Club Director Sue Weighell introducing K-Club event          Rachel of Seashell Trust at K-Club Event

Rachel gave an informative and enthusiastic talk about the work that The Seashell Trust does and how funds are spent within the charity.  She also discussed how taking an active role in fundraising activities – either as an individual or as part of a business – can bring great benefits to all parties concerned.  From the increased feeling of self-worth for an individual to the PR opportunities and brand exposure, plus business expertise, knowledge, links and connections that can be passed on to a charity and their teams.  And of course the financial benefits don’t go amiss!

Strictly Fundraising

Associate Elspeth Kinder took part in the charity’s Strictly Seashell event held at the Wilmslow Rolls Royce McLaren garage earlier in the year and fully supported the points that Rachel made.  Her own self confidence rocketed as she whirled around the dancefloor and she was able to share her passion for the charity with her friends and family who had come along to support her.

It’s clear that whilst charities are obviously competing with one another for the attention of the public, there are most definitely opportunities for them to work together and fundraise as a collective, and on that note it was lovely to see a coffee date being arranged by Rachel and one of the charity attendees.  Let’s hope that the collaboration comes together!


If you would like to know more about Rachel’s talk or for more information, you can contact her here.