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UK: Blue Ribbon trade-up fundraiser for IiME - novel idea in action!

Discussion in 'Fundraising' started by Sasha, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just noticed this great idea by ME sufferer of five years, Jessica:

    http://ablueribbon.wordpress.com/

    Here are the basics:

    I have a blue ribbon. It is an awareness ribbon for this terrible debilitating condition. It’s not much but I want it to help.​

    I want it to raise money to help fund research into this neurological illness and to raise awareness along the way.​

    So, i’m going to trade you. One blue awareness ribbon that I have, for something you have that’s worth just a little bit more.​

    Then, i’ll trade that to someone else, who has something worth just a little bit more. And we can keep going, spreading the word and trading, until we can make a difference and maybe our final trade will help fund a cure.​

    So get in contact with me if you want to help, if you want to trade or if you want to help spread the word. Everyone is welcome on this journey.​

    The trade doesn’t have to be an object, it can be a hand made craft or a service as well. (Like a haircut or something).​

    She's already three trades in. What a great thing to do! I seem to remember some bloke a few years back starting off with a paperclip and trading up to a house, and writing a book about it.

    Jessica says that when she gets to the final item (an expensive one that no-one wants to trade further on) she'll sell it and donate the proceeds to IiME.

    Take a look at her blog and see if you fancy her latest trade!
     
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  2. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    Great idea Jessica! Yep Sasha, I remember that paperclip story too, it's too crazy. :)
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yes, I hope she gets some good trades - even if she just trades within the ME community she might go far! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    A little bump for this... nice idea! :)
     

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